All local artists, both budding and established, are invited to come and use the Royal Pavillion Gardens on Friday June 30 to inspire their own creativity and interpret the garden in any media. All the creations of the day will … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Paint and Draw in The Royal Pavillion Gardens
I’ve seen a press release from a hotel in Harrogate that’s left me open mouthed (not in a fish gulping air way, I’d like to think it was more of a cool high-five, double wow reaction.) I’ve been to Harrogate once, on a fleeting day visit, and always wanted to go back, so it’s not hard to temp me. But frankly if Rudding Park was on an industerial estate at the grotty end of Ballybackofbeyond I’d still be interested. As it is, it’s about 12 minutes drive from the centre of one of England’s most beautiful towns. So, what’s the … Continue reading Fancy a roof top spa in Yorkshire?
It’s taken seven years, three million pounds and an awful lot of hard work from local volunteers but the spectacular 1930s open-air swimming pool is back in business. The opening weekend (June 17/18 2017 ) was sold out but there’s … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ The Saltdean Lido is now open
Scotland’s Thistle awards – the Oscars for Scottish tourism – celebrates its ‘silver’ anniversary this year with a new catogary: Best Heritage Tourism Experience. It is one of 16 different categories that the public – that’s us – can make … Continue reading Shout out if you’ve had a great time in Scotland
Saying you’ve never been to the Canary Islands is a bit like saying you’ve never seen The Sound of Music and I can hold up my hand to both statements. I haven’t gone out of my way to avoid … Continue reading An extraordinary restaurant in the Canary Islands I’d love to see
Brighton Museum is celebrating Sussex Day next Saturday June 17 with a range of drop-in activities storytelling, poetry readings, folk singers, and an introduction to Sussex dialect and folklore. Members of the RSPB will invite visitors to discover the wildlife of Sussex. It’s all part of the Museum Free Day that it holds once a month. Sussex Day is actually the day before, June 16, the feast day of Saint Richard of Chichester, a 13th century bishop who is the county’s patron saint. This year is the tenth anniversary of the first Sussex Day which was established to raise awareness … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ Museum Free Days
Brighton is blessed with many fine pubs, but the one that seems to be the best-loved hides in the heart of the city, on the edge of the North Laine area. Although it’s an easy walk from the train station, … Continue reading BRIGHTON BUZZ the best pub tourists can’t find
According to tradition, visitors to probably the world’s most famous fountain should toss three coins over their left shoulder into the water using their right hand. The first coin means that you will return to Rome, the second that you … Continue reading Did you know…The Three Coins and Trevi Fountain in Rome
My thoughts are on bathrooms right now. I recently moved into a glorious Edwardian flat. I love the high ceilings, the huge entance hall and the vestibule (hey! I’ve got a vestibule!). The tiny kitchen and bathroom, however, are odd-shaped 1930 add-ons (the word extension give both spaces too much credit). Both are rooted in the 1970s, and not in a good way, so both have to go. I don’t do baths anymore – arthritis rather than style – and, for that reason, I’ve decided to convert the dated beige bathroom into a watery green-and-cream wet room. I’m very lucky … Continue reading Design: Bathrooms and the things that go in them..
I’ve been to Cornwall twice. The first time it rained every day of our family holiday and the second time the sun didn’t stop shining. Both trips were magical and memorable. I’d recommend the county to anyone and everyone. If … Continue reading 9 Reasons to visit Cornwall