How I really feel about Brighton

Dear friends and subscribers (though feel free to consider yourself my friend if we’ve ever engaged in any sort of exchange of comments or messages, isn’t this what everybody does now in the era of Facebook friends and followers?), thank you for your patience and apologies (or you’re welcome?) for not posting for a fewContinue reading “How I really feel about Brighton”

#1 – Some developments just don’t make sense

19 March 2022 – massive thank you to the 50 people who have so far subscribed to my site! Every post like and comment (the latter are more scarce) matters hugely to me, and I hope you find my 🄲🄾🄽🅃🄴🄽🅃 at least a tiny bit interesting, entertaining, helpful, or inspiring. Now, to the point: RealContinue reading “#1 – Some developments just don’t make sense”

Park Close flats, Coldean – redevelopment proposal

Two years ago, a proposal was made to replace the old Meeting House at Park Close, Coldean – a ‘garden suburb’ of Brighton – with a new development of 12 flats. The Meeting House was built in the 1950s and used by the Mormon community (i.e. the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), butContinue reading “Park Close flats, Coldean – redevelopment proposal”

Brighton Half-Marathon 2022

Oh, what a day it has been. Fresh from the outdoors and inside my flat now, I’ve just returned from a day out that began at 4.30am when I woke up, through 5.33am when I boarded the 25 bus and 6.09am when I turned up at the volunteers’ tent, to 2pm when my volunteering jobContinue reading “Brighton Half-Marathon 2022”

I dated a Brighton map (it’s from 1971)

At Shabitat, a place I volunteer at, I picked up a dated map from the free pile of stuff that we put out outside the entrance. I only pick up maps that are (a) especially pretty or curious, and (b) show the local area. This one is type B. It’s a map of Brighton &Continue reading “I dated a Brighton map (it’s from 1971)”

My Brighton adventures with design

When you start a new uni, you want to show others what you do and get that clout to wear it around your street. At least unless you go to a uni that you think is below what you are capable of. (My advice: always go to the best place you can go to). EitherContinue reading “My Brighton adventures with design”

Coldean – affordable housing under construction (to open in summer 2023)

I love looking at houses. Seeing where and how people live can give us a great insight into what their everyday life is like and what obstacles and benefits they might encounter on a daily basis. In fact, one of the things I liked the most about my job as delivery cyclist at JustEat (apartContinue reading “Coldean – affordable housing under construction (to open in summer 2023)”

Pasteloza po Brightońsku

Poland isn’t the only country with pastelosis (Polish: pasteloza). You might be amused to learn that the so-called “West”, too, has some pastelosis of its own to show off. Here are some examples from Elm Row in Brighton, picced on Christmas Eve 2021.

Binmen’s great job

Shortly before moving to Brighton, I joined a facebook group where people share photos of Brighton, just for the sake of sharing the beauty and all of Brighton with other people. Someone posted a gorgeous series of photos called “Bins at sunrise”. It was really gorgeous and makes you think, are bins really that ugly?Continue reading “Binmen’s great job”