I picked up a copy of the “Brighton Festival of Artists Open Houses” booklet at the weekend. When browsing through it I spotted that Jules has got some work being exhibited – at Holland Street and Art Organic.
Last month we went to see Terry Garoghan‘s Brighton The Musical. I saw him perform Worthing, to the tune of Wild Thing, at the Crocodile Comedy club in the early 90s I suppose, but I didn’t realize it had grown it into a full-blown musical. Too many great songs to pick a favourite. I’d call the whole thing quite silly and wonderful, but others say it is “proper unpretentious, working-class humour at its best“. I should go and buy the CDs (which will make no sense to anyone who doesn’t know Brighton fairly well).
We had a bit of a country pub crawl on Saturday night. We started off for dinner at The Ram Inn, Firle which was really good – a nice pub, with a lovely atmosphere, good beer and an impressive menu (small, but carefully prepared). We headed off through Glynde, nearly lost a wing mirror to a 4 wheel drive full of paragliders who were too adrenalin filled to drive sensibly on narrow country lanes before arriving at The Cock Inn, Ringmer for a half of Old Ale. We then headed off to the Half Moon at Plumpton for a half of Old Cocky before finishing off at the White Horse in Ditchling. A great evening.
I read a lot, and mostly crime or thrillers at the moment. I’ve discovered a few new authors recently – Peter Robinson (Strange Affair, Cold as the grave and The Summer that never was – all of which are excellent are revolve around the same characters), Tess Gerritsen (Body Double) and Karin Slaughter (Indelible), all of which are proving to be good reads. Any other authors I should be looking for?
Yesterday, despite it being April, we had snow in Sussex. Nothing in Brighton, but quite a lot in Crowborough. These are photos taken from my office window with my phone which is why they’re pretty poor quality.
Thank you, who ever you are, the person who found our walkie-talkie on the mountain at Brekenridge and took it in to lost property. I’m sending good karma to you…..now.