Thursday, 31 December 2009

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Winter sea 2

Looking in the opposite direction from yesterday's photo; this one shows Brighton's Palace Pier in the distance.

Saturday, 26 December 2009

It's traditional

The traditional brisk walk along the seafront on Boxing Day is usually thoroughly enjoyable; this year the weather was far too wet and blustery to venture out, so here's one from last year.

Friday, 25 December 2009

Not a white one

It's a beautiful Christmas Day by the seaside with bright blue skies and sunshine. Temperatures are much warmer than they have been lately; all in all, a lovely day for the middle of winter.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Cheap, cheerful and very green

Christmas cut-out paper decorations in the window of Coast Chiropractic, Church Road.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Icy

Much of the snow has now turned to ice - it's beginning to melt but side roads and pavements are still covered with a thick slippery layer making it difficult to get out and about.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Things I love about living in Hove 5

The sea in winter. Well, I like everything about living at the seaside in winter apart from the wind which never seems to stop.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Friday, 11 December 2009

Things I love about living in Hove 1

Brighton & Hove has a superb library service offering book borrowing and computer access for free - there's a small charge for borrowing CDs, DVDs and audio books. I listen to a lot of audio books (they're great for knitting to) over the course of a year and I borrowed this lot from Hove Library today using my audio-visual subscription card - the card is an absolute bargain at £30 a year (half price for over 60s like me) and I can take out up to 8 items at the same time. Now, which one shall I start listening to first....

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Monday, 7 December 2009

LYS

Christmas window display at Cocoon, George Street, Hove. I do love having an LYS a few minutes walk from where I live (for those of you not into KnitSpeak, LYS = Local Yarn Shop).
Photograph copyright 2009 Liz Marley, guest blogger.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Restoration 2

The house is in a fabulous position on the corner of King's Esplanade and Medina Terrace. It's being restored by David Gilmour who bought the property earlier this year.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Thursday sky

Beautiful sky colours this evening; soft like a watercolour.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Missing the obvious

I've walked along Sackville Road dozens of times before today without noticing the top two floors of number 49. How did I miss seeing those pretty arched windows and delightful balconies?

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Monday, 30 November 2009

Hamsters and hampers

I've braved the rain today to meet friends in Temptation, the lovely cafe in Gardner Street, Brighton, that hosts our Wednesday knitting group. The festive hamsters hanging in the window (beautifully knitted by the cafe's owner, Peter) are advertising Temptation's Sussex Christmas Hampers.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Almost the full set

So far today, we've had blue skies, sunshine, high winds, torrential rain, driving hailstones; only need snow to make up the full set...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Salty

One disadvantage of living close to the sea is the amount of salt that gets deposited on my windows when it rains - it's raining a lot at the moment...

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Enjoying the sunshine

No, there's no sunshine today! The weather in the UK is so absolutely appalling, especially up in Cumbria, that I wanted to post a photo to remind me that it will, at some point, stop raining.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Yesterday's sky

Early afternoon, taken from the Kingsway end of Medina Terrace. BTW, it is true that the British are totally weather-obsessed...

Monday, 16 November 2009

Scattered shingle

We've had high winds and stormy seas all along the south coast over the weekend. This is the view along Hove seafront this morning; lots of shingle, seaweed and other debris scattered by the waves.