Burning of the clocks

Thursday, and Lorraine on holiday! Luckily the school business sorted out rapidly this morning. She has a bad knee, however, so is finding walking a bit hard. So I did shopping and zooming about and Lorraine drove us about doing various chores. Then being at home for the giant Sainsbury's food delivery.

A fast spot of dinner, and then we jumped on a bus and into town because it was the Burning of the Clocks tonight. We watched the parade, joined by Rosie and Innis and two of Rosies mates and Emily and her twin girls Lyra and Phoebe. I always enjoy the clock figures more than the fireworks. This all great fun, and every year I see it, it reminds me of why I love living in Brighton so much. It is cool to celebrate the longest night too, with the world brightening up from here on in. Albeit slowly.

After the parade we sought a place for a drink, rather than stand about for an hour till the fireworks started. Had a quick couple of beers in The Fountain Head. An entire office party, entered the pub in Christmas jumpers and so on, which changed the atmosphere somewhat. We left and headed for The Basketmakers but this was very crowded too, so we simply went our separate ways after fond farewells.

Below some iPhone snaps during the parade. Rosie in in the first picture.