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"Brighton" ... an educational experience ...???

Today we decided to head along the coast line a little to Brighton and Hove. A lovely sea-side place, Brighton is known as one of the most vibrant and colourful cities in Europe. It is nesteld between the South Downs & the sea on the stunning south coast of England.

The weather could not have been more perfect .... the sun shone brightly and it was quite warm all day. We walked along the lovely pebble beach and headed for the famous Brighton Pier: a Victorian pier with loads of food and drink outlets, fairground attractions and a massive Fun arcade. The boys even enjoyed a few rides while we were at the pier. They chased each other around on the Dodgen Cars, Slid down a super Lighthouse Slide and went for a ride through a Haunted House (after Darian's insistance ... ironically, he was scared out of his mind and claims he hated it ...lol).

After a lovely picnic on the pebble beach underneath the pier we decided to head towards the centre of Brighton for a look at the other a…

The Great Caravan Adventure Begins

Our adventures in the UK took a whole new turn this weekend when we travelled to Slough to pick up our CARAVAN. We managed to pick one up on ebay for really cheap. She's 20 years old but great value for the money. The seller lives in Slough, so we decided a weekend away was just the thing to stretch our new wheels.

After a little internet research (always handy) we decided to stay in Oxfordshire...only one and a half hours from home. We found a great caravan park online and set it as our destination point. Fantastic move! The park is called Hardwick Park and is absolutely fabulous. It surrounds a beautiful lake which was covered in swans and their babies. They offer watersports during the warm season too...we saw a few people out and about on water skies on the water...very cool. The weather was quite wet...just the thing to give us a great nights' sleep. Nothing like the sound of light rain on a roof to help you have a lovely sleep. We all slept sound as babies and woke up fee…