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[livejournal.com profile] mirabehn, [livejournal.com profile] mostlyacat, and I took the high road south to Brighton yesterday, for the joyous and long overdue occasion of [livejournal.com profile] angelislington and [livejournal.com profile] trukkle's wedding. It was an entirely delightful day, finishing in the Druid's Head (good beer, if a limited selection - Pride, Sussex Best, and Bombardier) by way of Brighton Pier. The sea air did us all good, and [livejournal.com profile] mirabehn was in transports and raptures of delight over finding a city with clean unpolluted air, at least on the seafront and in the south lanes.

We also stopped off for lunch at Terre a Terre, which I'd recommend to anyone[1]. I had "Himmel und Erde" - "Potato, apple, onion and cheddar latkes with frozen fresh horseradish sour cream, golden and crimson pickled beet slaw doused with caraway and dill oil, finished with apple snappers." It very much lived up to the name - earthy and sweet, with a taste rising to heights of deliciousness. My only quibble would be that the promised "apple snappers" turned out to be one thin slice of dried apple. Rather nice still, but neither snappy nor plural. The chunky chips I ordered on the side were pretty much perfect (though definitely approaching the extreme upper limit of how chunky a chip can get before becoming a wedge), but the promised aioli was in fact slightly garlicky mayonnaise, which is really not the same thing at all.

[1] At least, anyone who isn't an obligate carnivore.

Date: 2009-10-11 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashfae.livejournal.com
I really loved Brighton, I was startled by how much I liked it. Very seriously considering moving down there if one of us can find work in the area.

Date: 2009-10-11 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mirabehn.livejournal.com
I will admit that Nick and I have been getting rather... thoughtful about Brighton since yesterday. Especially as it does appear to have a moderately thriving software development sector. And a Friends Meeting House.

The fact that you and Chris have been getting throughtful about it as well does of course add another incentive. ;-)

Not going to jump to any decisions, and we're going to stay in Datchet for another 2-3 years as the absolute minimum. But, well. It does no harm to look to the future... *grins*

Date: 2009-10-11 02:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashfae.livejournal.com
Well, and Chris and I will probably be where we are for another 1-2 years. But as you say, we can be thoughtful, yes? ;)

It's very very beautiful, though. I think more vacationing there is called for.

Date: 2009-10-11 07:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelislington.livejournal.com
Yes! Come holiday with us by the sea! :D

Date: 2009-10-11 07:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelislington.livejournal.com
*makes big wooby puppy eyes of gently nudging adoration and love at you* ;-)

I like this future veryvery much indeed :D

Date: 2009-10-11 07:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-alchemist.livejournal.com
Brighton is great. And I wholeheartedly endorse the idea of a Chris and Ashfae living there.

Date: 2009-10-13 10:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
As I already said earlier today - if you want advice about Brighton as a place to live, I recommend asking [livejournal.com profile] plumsbitch or [livejournal.com profile] xxxlibris, both of whom have been there some time and have I believe, overseen quite a lot of Brighton housemoves.

Date: 2009-10-11 07:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelislington.livejournal.com
I'm so pleased you had a good time! :D


Date: 2009-10-13 10:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] friend-of-tofu.livejournal.com
Good move! Terre a Terre is lovely. Have had several gorgeous meals there. Especially liked the thing I had with pea foam. However, I agree about the aioli.

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