This week I went to Brighton. I’d never been and really wanted to so I booked a train and went off to discover it.

It’s been at least three decades since I’ve visited a British seaside resort on the south coast so what struck me most is how unlike Blackpool Brighton is. The ‘kiss me quick hat’ count was particularly low and I didn’t see anyone who was obviously on a stag or hen do! The pier was familiar though. They are all much the same and I was glad to see that there was a fortune teller although I have never actually had my palm read. I fluctuate between thinking it’s a load of rot and not being brave enough to hear what they might say!

Of course the best part of being by the seaside for me is the sea. I have no idea how I ended up living quite so far away from it when I love it so much. Maybe one day . . . Here’s me looking at it wistfully.

In other news, I’ve read my fave book of the year so far. If you want to know what it is then check out this week’s book review HERE.

Finally there’s still time to join us and read our summer Book Group choice Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.

In the meantime, enjoy what’s left of the summer.

Happy reading.

Imogen x