Regular commuters might find, that like the Tube, things don't always run as smoothly. In fact the postcard above with headlines from The Argus, Brighton's Daily Newspaper, show that rain, or rather drizzle can cause delays to the trains there.
It was quite nice being a tourist in a place like Brighton because it feels really familiar to me, and it's not known as "London by the Sea" for nothing. It's very cosmopolitan, busy, trendy, cool, fashionable etc etc, yet it's got a beach! Which rocks!
Instead of pigeons (nodded to on the signs above), you have seagulls. It's always been a seaside tourist attraction for Londoners and is now fast becoming a magnet for Hen and Stag parties. Many of the seaside shops really cater for that, but even the cute crafty "Covent Garden-like" shops in the famous Brighton Lanes, can't resist providing gifts for Girls and Guys who wanna have fun.
I spotted some fab Carry On mugs and plastic camping or picnic plates, beakers & dishes. I had to buy the Carry on at Your Convenience one as it's a brill Carry on film about strikes. With this Wednesday's Tube Strike on the way, I might find some comfort in thinking about the choruses of "Everybody Out" and "Right down tools" spoofed in the film where "strikes were called at the drop of a hat".
I didn't buy any Brighton Rock this time around (I love Rock), but I'm sure to go down to Brighton Tuttle again and will nab some then.