Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


Lovely weekend in Brighton to celebrate our Archie's 22nd birthday and meet his delightful girlfriend Meriel. We stayed with Roger and Jilly in Hove. Archie took us round the North Lanes where he spent some of his birthday money on old mags, decoy pigeon and tin suitcase in Snoopers Paradise. He showed us round his new shared house and made us tea - we had some Colin cake from Marks and Sparks. Take away that evening with Roger and Jilly before Roger rushed off to do a gig in a Brighton pub. We kept Jill and nervous dog Jasper company in a very noisy thunder storm! The next day we met up with Archie and Meriel again for a slap up fish and chip lunch at the Regency on the sea front. Roger and Jilly came too. Then off to the Sea Life Centre to enjoy the Victorian interior and the aquariums. Hazel took some photos ( see above) . Then to a cafe for coffee and more chats. Also saw the felt things shop in the Lanes by artist Lucy Sparrow . In evening we ate the rest of the curry that was left over from the night before. O dear, feeling very full now! Collapsed on settee to chat to Jilly and watch TV. Roger had yet another gig in London at Hope and Anchor with Robb Johnson and the Irregulars. Home on the 10-15am train from Hove the next day which took ages due to workings on the line. Stopped off at the wonderful Art Workers Guild in Bloomsbury to see peter Quinnell and Mark Pawson who were part of the excellent "Table top museums" show that was just on for the afternoon. Nice to catch up. Took lots of photos ( see FB and Flickr stream ). Got 4pm train from Euston. Another slow train so didnt get home until 7pm. Knackered!