…. oh I know I’ve been M.I.A. but we just had such a fabulous break that I can’t quite bring myself to apologise!
So as you know, we abandoned our (somewhat ambitious) plans to finish converting our camper van and tour the open roads in a free-spirited-hippy fashion and instead booked ourselves in for a last minute break in Brighton.
We stayed at the Kemp Townhouse, this beautiful upmarket B&B is just a short stroll from the beach (less of a concern in the current Baltic conditions) in the wonderfully bohemian Kemp Town area of Brighton.
I loved it from the moment we stepped foot through the front door but the wow factor really kicked in when we found they had placed vegan flapjacks in our room. Then, when the chef proffered specially made vegan pancakes to accompany our vegan full-english, well, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
We had all sorts of high ideals of doing fabulously cultural things, but we ended up spending most of our time scoffing at all the fabulous eateries that had been recommended to us :
I like to think that I’ll get round to writing full reviews of all these places, but you know me and my blogging promises by now, so just in case the full reviews are not forthcoming, I would confirm that all of these cafes/restaurants were fab and I would have no hesitation in recommending each of them to all of you.
After three wonderful nights we hit the road for Tiverton (eugh five and a half hours in traffic). We went to Mr HFTB’s cousin’s wedding. Tip for an exciting fun filled wedding : Marry into a family with a wicked sense of humour and a penchant for impromptu performances – I cannot capture in words the absolute delight when mid-way through the ceremony the family led the congregation in an unexpected acapella version of Stand By Your Man.
Well, now I’ve been back at work for a week and it all seems like a distant dream.