Thursday, 28 January 2010

Brighton, Battle Abbey, and Rye

Yesterday was our second day trip. I keep falling in love with every new place that we see here! We left bright and early and took a two hour drive down to Brighton...and guess what's at Brighton? If you haven't noticed yet, it's the beach!! Well, not exactly a beach, but the ocean. The beach only consisted of rocks mostly (like the ones from the previous post). We stopped and saw the Royal Pavilion before hitting the pier. Once we got to the pier, it was freezing! There was a ton of wind from the ocean. I have already decided that when I go back to London, I will have to go in the summer so I can see Brighton then. There were also all these rides at the end of the pier, but they aren't open in the cold.

can you tell that my hair was just loving the wind?

Then we made our way to Battle Abbey. I didn't really know what it was, so I wasn't too excited about it. It's this really famous battle ground where England lost to the Normans. By the end, I was so happy that we had taken the time out to go there.

This field is the field where the battle was fought. We probably should have been more reverent, but we couldn't resist. Audrey, Calvin, and I skipped along in the grass.

Then I took a hike around the entire battle ground. I felt like I was in a Jane Austen movie out on a little walk. It was so green everywhere! And there were a ton of lambs in the fields. I tried to pet one, but none of them would let me. As always, it was a little gloomy and rainy. There was a ton of mud everywhere, and my boots barely survived yesterday.

Laura and me

this scenery could have come straight from Pride and Prejudice. gorgeous.

We got back on the bus and headed to our last destination. Rye! It had already been a really long day, so none of us were quite sure why we even went there. It was a cute little town, but nothing too cool. We finally made it home around 8 pm, and I was starving. They gave us 5 pounds again since we were too late for dinner at the centre. I went to Khans, a popular Indian restaurant right by our flat. It was my first time getting Indian food here, and it was so yummy. Not quite as good as thai, but right up there. Wednesdays are easily becoming my favorite day of the week. We get to see awesome sights, and they give us money to go out to eat haha. It was also the longest day of being here so far.

It's starting to hit me that I'm not going home anytime soon. It's a strange feeling since I've never been away like this.

I'm currently missing

cafe rio
the mountains
my mom

But my dad will be here in a week! He's coming for business, and he's also bringing me a suitcase of things I forgot:)


  1. jenny! your purple coat is divine!
    im sending you love from cafe rio, the mountains, and your momma!
    be sure to grab a cup of tea for me!