Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Traffic's at a standstill, heavy handed police everywhere, security check, x-ray machines, armed guards - yup must be that time of year again when the Labour Party come to town. Held every Autumn, Labour's Annual Conference is one of the largest and most high profile political events in Europe.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
So I'm running the Brighton Marathon - which has led to the necessity of joining a gym - those of you that know me also understand that this is an unlikely turn of events - marathon sausage roll eating competition, possibly but Dean, running. Surely not.
Well today marks a bit of a tiny tiny landmark - I ran for 5km without stopping. Now - I know that might not sound impressive - but hey - like I said, those that know me etc etc.
Don't worry I have until April 2010 to get into shape!
But I've also signed up for a 10km Brooks run in November - so there is a little pressure on.
I rewarded today's efforts with a coffee in the bar above the Gym - this is the view from the Thistle Brighton lobby/restaurant. Hey a fella's got to have something to look forward to - at least it wasn't a pint of cider!
If you feel the urge to donate/sponsor me - I'm running for an amazing charity - it's the Chestnut Tree House Hospice which cares for terminally ill children and their families - my dedicated wife works there so it's a no brainer really.
Here's where you can sponsor me over at justgiving.com so far I've raised £115 against a target of £1000 - so please, only if you want to, make a donation to a superb cause.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Brighton seems to be getting a rep for the being the home of celebrity restaurants. This time it's Dermot O'Leary and his partners with the restaurant Fishy Fishy.
Located in the Lanes I visited recently for my Wife's birthday - we had a cracking night with WAY too much wine. Food was fantastic (and reasonably priced - don't be put off that this is a celebrity therefore expensive restaurant) and the service was impeccable - in fact we had such a laugh with our waiter that evening.
Highly recommended if you're in town.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wow - what can I say - we were treated to an amazing Red Arrows Air Display over Brighton today. Virtually unannounced (thought to be part of the White Air Festival) the incredible Red Arrows display team rocked and totally amazed those watching. People came out of offices, watched from rooftops and the world seemed to stop for the 10-15 minute display. Awesome.
This picture was taken by Magico Martinez - as there was a BDP fail - I didn't have my camera. Thanks Magico. As I get more pics they'll follow.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
The first even on Saturday saw all kinds of vehicles racing to get the fastest speed on a straight (Madeira Drive).
And the second saw THOUSANDS of motorcycles land in on a sunny Brighton day, regardless of your view of motorcyclists it certainly is an impressive sight.