Wow, it is a whole week into February! Where did the time go? I’m not sure if I’ve ever explained what I do when I write these little roundups, but essentially I just flip through my phone and see if there are any photos that didn’t end up in a blog entry but relate to something vaguely interesting that happened.
So, I’ve just done that, and despite the fact that I seemed to be very busy in January, I don’t seem to have much to show for it!
Okay, to be fair, I moved the last weekend of the month. I am in my new flat now, although today needs to be spent cleaning the old one to perfection. But I can’t even show pics of the new flat because 1) I haven’t completely unpacked yet, 2) I’m waiting on furniture to be delivered and my sofa won’t be here until March 4th and 3) I moved on February 1st. So that’s for another BTS post completely!
Anyway, here are the few things of note I managed to scrape together.
In addition to seeing The Nutcracker at The Hawth Crawley, I was able to see two other shows.
The first was Annie at Brighton’s Theatre Royal. Annie is such a nostalgic musical for me. It’s basically the first musical I ever saw and loved, way back when I was a kid. So, it’s safe to say that’s where my musical theatre obsession began. While it’s certainly not one of my favourites now (I aged out of Annie long ago), I still love to watch it. Even though you can’t help but watch the kids playing the orphans and weep because why are they so talented and I am 27 years old and dance like a potato.
The second was Flare Path which was in Worthing. It’s a bit of a romantic comedy set during the Second World War in a pub near an airfield. It was good. There were lots of funny bits interspersed with a bit of a more serious love story. My girlfriend and I were probably the youngest people in the audience though! I wondered how many of our fellow theatre goers could actually remember living in wartime Britain.
Gluten free roast dinner at The Farm Tavern, Hove
Girlfriend was shocked to find out that I hadn’t had a roast at a pub since… well, basically ever. I had Christmas dinner in a pub the first year I was here, and I suppose that was roast-ish. But I’ve never had a proper pub lunch. She set out to fix this right away, but she didn’t want to settle for me having a roast and omitting bits like gravy and Yorkshire pudding, so she found a gluten free option at The Farm Tavern in Hove.
She’s the best.
So that’s how I found myself sitting down last Sunday to the massive plate of food pictured above. All gluten free and all completely delicious. Sure my Yorkshire pudding wasn’t quite as massive as hers, but it still existed which is way more than I can usually ask for! The Farm Tavern was also really cute with all the fairy lights my little blogger heart could want. It was pretty busy, so I’d recommend getting a reservation, which is what we did. But very yummy, and not too far from my new flat. Hooray!
Change of Scenery
In addition to moving flats, my work moved offices at the beginning of the year. Now I work in the middle of Brighton’s well known North Laine neighbourhood. This has been pretty great in terms of getting a bit of a change of scenery. My new walk to work is much more interesting and I love passing all the little shops every day. I like to think that my Instagram has perked up a bit because of the move as well!