In photos: One day in Brighton

There is beauty in the everyday, I believe in that. Especially when the sun is shining and the boyfriend insists we take a walk along the seafront. To help me remember, capture and treasure that, I wanted to try something and here are the results. Ten photos from one day. Ten moments to remember.

I woke up early to get a head start on my to-do list. When I went back into the bedroom I saw the light flood the room and felt happy.I got changed and went out for my morning run. I missed yesterday's mile a day so I puffed my way through 2.5 miles with the sun for company. I stopped only quickly to photograph the pebbles...... and the pier.Back home, I showered and dressed. I then ate a small bowl of fruit back in front of my computer before a quick conference call with a client. An hour or so later I felt a smile grow across my face when NewMan suggested we walk into town for lunch. So we did. The sun was shining, the sea was completely calm and it felt like summer.On the way I showed NewMan one of my favourite public art installations. I think it's just lovely and so Brighton.We ate at Sushi Garden, a small but always busy Japanese restaurant. We talked work, travel and plans over sushi and two beers. I bought some tulips on the way home. Tulips always remind me of our arrival in Amsterdam a year ago.By 3pm I was back at my desk and had my headphones in listening to 8tracks. Every now and again when I work, I lift my eyes up and look at the mantelpiece where I've put a few of the trinkets I've collected recently, plus a photo we took on my birthday in Morocco.I worked all the way through until dinner time when I made us a tuna salad.We then switched our devices off, or at least pushed them out of the way for while and watched an episode or two The Wire; NewMan's never seen it before. I ended my day by working on my short stories until my eyelids grew heavy and the fairy lights that hang on the wall above our bed started winking at me that it was time to go to sleep.That's what a typical day has grown to look like for me during our stay in Brighton.

I called this little experiment #onedayBirdie on Instagram. All the photos were taken on my phone using Camera MX, some were edited a little with Photoshop Express and then shared on Instagram with either the Nashville or Valencia filter. I think I'm going to do it again one day during our next stay somewhere. Maybe you'd like to try it too?

Frances M. Thompson

Londoner turned wanderer, Frankie is an author, freelance writer and blogger. Currently based in Amsterdam, Frankie was nomadic for two years before starting a family with her Australian partner. Frankie is the author of three short story collections, and is a freelance writer for travel and creative brands. In 2017, she launched WriteNOW Cards, affirmation cards for writers that help build a productive and positive writing practice. When not writing contemporary fiction, Frankie shops for vintage clothes, dances to 70s disco music and chases her two young sons around Amsterdam.
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