There's a beautiful sense of familiarity being back in Melbourne, and having internet on-the-go is something I've come to appreciate very much. Uni's slowly but steadily heading back into full swing and the ridiculous chill (isn't it meant to be easing up already?!) finds me indoors flicking through travel pics, wishing I were still discovering new sights for myself and soaking up the atmosphere at the London Olympics!
I was eager and ready to do some exploring after being quite sick and miserable for 3 days, so I hopped on a train to visit the seaside town of Brighton, UK. It was a lively, colourful and bustling place; much bigger than I'd expected. The pier, packed full of arcade games, amusement park rides, lolly stores made it quite a kids paradise. Walk along the pebble beach and you'll see stands selling fresh seafood. Head further inland and you'll find The Lanes, where you can easily get lost in a myriad of cafes and vintage stores. Excuse the over-enthusiastic cheesy grin up there, I literally let out an audible gasp when I saw those white shoes, only to realise they were about 5 sizes too small..