For Valentines day me and Casey decided to have a little trip away and have a little break. My mum very kindly bought me a two nights away of my choice for Christmas. So, I thought I would go to Eastbourne with Casey. Originally I wanted to go to Cornwall but, it was a 6 hour drive away from my house (also we were only going to be there for three days). Me and Casey then decided on a hotel in Eastbourne. It was directly in front of the sea and it was only an hour drive away from Brighton. I have wanted to go to Brighton for a while now, it looks beautiful and great for shopping.
We set off for Eastbourne at 9:30. It was a 3 hour drive and we had a one stop on the way so we arrived at around 1. Once we parked up we didn’t have to check into the hotel till 3, so we decided to have a look around the town which was only a 10 minute walk from the hotel. I bought a couple of things from Primark and had a look in a few of the shops. We then had a little look on the pier and had fish and chips for lunch (typical english thing to do, I know). Once it had gone 3 we went back to the car got our bags and checked in at the hotel. We settled in at the hotel for a little bit and then wrapped up and headed out to for dinner. As it was valentine’s day we went for a nice meal out at Bill’s. When we finished with dinner we had another little wonder around the pier and on the beach.
Once we got up, had breakfast and was ready for the day ahead we decided to spend the day in Brighton (as it was only an hour away). Once we got to Brighton we parked up and had a look around the Churchill Square Shopping Centre. Brighton is so much bigger than I thought (the town reminds me of Norwich). I was so impressed with the shop selection. I have wanted some dungarees for a while now, I saw some in Primark and I loved them. I also got a couple of the valentines bath bombs from Lush, as well as a Kiko mascara that I have wanted to try for while. For lunch we went to Ed’s Place, and then we headed to The Lanes. I absolutely fell in love with the lanes, it was so cute and like a maze walking around. I did go into a donut shop called ‘Dum Dum’ and they were amazing, I would definitely recommend. On the way back to the car we decided to walk along the beach. Before we drove back to Eastbourne we thought we would go into Sainsbury’s quickly. Brighton roads are so confusing, I got so lost and the parking for Sainsbury’s was so weird (The driver’s in Brighton aren’t the best either). Apart from that I did really like Brighton and would love to go back again.
Today was the final day and we had to check out of the hotel by 11. Therefore we had a lazy morning, had breakfast, packed up our bags and checked out of the hotel. Once we put our bags in the car we had one final wonder around the town. And then headed home before the after work traffic.
Eastbourne and Brighton was such a beautiful place. I would love to come back sometime for another well deserved break. I hope you enjoyed this ‘trip away’ blog and I hope to see you soon! Bye!