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Archive for December, 2009

Snow!

Posted by Sara on December 20, 2009

I love the snow.  I love the way it transforms old, familiar landscapes, making them appear magical and new. Let’s hope this weekend’s weather continues and we wake up to a snowy white Christmas.

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Dracula at The Brighton Little Theatre

Posted by Sara on December 18, 2009

Liz Lochhead’s adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic is a tale of tragedy and the madness that comes with desire and power. Lochhead brings this nightmare to life against a backdrop of the death of the 19th Century and a world  where the line between sanity and insanity is difficult to distinguish.

Tickets are still available for this cracking adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, written by Liz Lochhead and directed by Tess Gill, at the Brighton Little Theatre – but hurry, the last performance is tomorrow. As well as some fine writitng and acting, this play has  some genuinely chilling moments and loads of atmosphere. I loved it. And for extra seasonal splendidness, treat yourself to a delicious glass of mulled wine served at the festively festooned bar during the interval.

For more informaton click here: www.the-little.co.uk

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The Buccaneer

Posted by Sara on December 13, 2009

19/10/2009 The Buccaneer, 186 Kings Road Arches.

thebucaneerArrrh shiver me timbers, there is nothing quite like an alfresco, out of season fry up right on the sea front  to really make a breakfast special – with the wind whistling through your hair and the tang of seasalt flavouring the air around you; not to mention the odd maurauding seagull or two.

Braving the elements one brisk wintry morning, we decide to  eat at The Buccaneer, one of the many cafes nestled in the Kings Arches along the seafront.

Menus are on the tables and you order at the counter. Coffee soon arrives and is piping hot, providing a welcome releif from the brisk breeze that is beginning to blow in from the sea. Breakfast arrives soon after and I pleased to say it’s heated up nice and hot and served on warmed up plates.

Both platters are attractively laid out with a delicious home cooked flavour to them. Eggs are served over easy and the beans were especially high quality – it was nice to have beans that were full of them (beans that is) instead of just a few swimming inside  a pool of runny tomato sauce.

bucanneermeatyService was especially attentive, this seems to be a family run cafe and the waitress regularly came by to ask if everything was ok. Both breakfasts with drinks came to £10.95, not a bad price at all for Brighton and all the lovely fresh air made our fry ups seem especially healthy!

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