Hello guys how are you all doing? Hope you haven’t missed me much hahaha!
Ola pessoal Tudo bem por aqui? Tiveram saudades minhas? hahaha
Well, if you follow me on Instagram you probably have guessed why i have been away from here… 🙂 I have decided to MOVE from UK. I had spoken about this though back in May i think… the link to the post right here
HEY guys how are you all?
Last weekend (5th July), me and a few friends went to Brighton to spend the night for a mates event. We caught the train from St Pancreas London, to Brighton. Was not a long journey as i had expected, we spoke all the way and had such a great laugh.
The hotel that we stayed at was Queensbury Hotel, on the 4th floor with NO LIFTS, that was my downside to it, unfit like i am, when i reached the top i was just about to collapse. The place was a walking distance to the station (honestly i think you can walk anywhere in Brighton), close to the sea which i LOVE!
We got changed to our evening clothes, and made our way to have dinner, on the way as expected we stopped for pictures, boomerangs and some more laughter. It was prom weekend so we also saw some nice dressed youngsters, reminded us of how we did not really get prom at our time of leaving school (shows how old we are right?). The weather was a bit chilly obviously near the sea, but once we started walking we warmed up and was actually a nice walk to the restaurant. Deciding where to eat was also something we struggled as we did not plan that part, and we ended up deciding on Italian food which we all liked… so Mehri lead the way!
AL DUOMO was the one we settled to and boy what a good choice, the inside of the restaurant was so cosy, light and the staff was friendly (maybe except the one lady who took our risotto without asking and we had not finished). We all picked a dish but then all sheared, that way we all got to taste more than one dish Mehri idea! Now the food was OK, the pizza could have done with more cheese to be honest, the calamari was not crispy like it normally is (at least the ones i have eaten they are crispy and less oily), the risotto on the other hand i found it was great, the texture and the taste was good we finished it all off! (The calamari Kaja asked to be returned and made more crispy, but then we ended up not finishing it as it did not taste quite right) people reading this probably would not want to go out with us for meals girls, but we pay for something we need to be happy with what we eating right?
At around 10:30PM we left the restaurant as they kept taking stuff of the tables so we got the hint we had to leave, one of the waiters (which in my books was so hot), said we all looked beautiful and we obviously gave them a thankful smile until not sure which one of my friends said he looked great too! Honesty never hurt anyone. We walked to a pub but they was charging to get in so we carried on walking to the bay where we had seen they had some sort of party going on, we was waiting for the rest of the crew that was coming from London too but on a later train, and we did not want to drink until we were all together, so ended up walking up to the beach and sit down (stone beach really is uncomfortable). We chat some more, took more pictures and tried to think where we would be in the next 5 years! The plan is in 5 years go back to Brighton the 3 of us, sit in the beach and see where we are in our lives! Sounds great right? Who else does that?
Finally the rest of the crew arrive and come meet us near the bay, we all go to a pub where they are not charging entrance, the music was OK not really my type but can still dance to it. Had some more pics taken with Davina and got some dudes invading our pictures, but making new friends never harmed anyone either so hey why not.. they joined us for a picture and that was the end of them.. (meaning did not see them again). To be fair me and my two friends did not stay long, we was tired and it was late, seen we were all staying in the same room we all left together, leaving (the late crew) to finish their partying.
Back at the hotel, we got ready for bed, to be fair i think we all knocked out quite fast, starting with Mehri, i am talking to her and no response comes back, so we realise she had switched off, shortly after we all was asleep. Was a long day.
So a night in Brighton might sound a little crazy for some, like who travels from London -Brighton for DINNER? Well we did for dinner and to attend Davina special event! To be fair i had fun, was a different evening and we got to spend time with friends. Lets see in 5 years time….
Thank you for reading hope you enjoyed the craziness. See you my next post.
Hey guys welcome back, i have decided to post the rest of my “book” on here weekly, so every week a new section will come out…
we are still in chapter one continuing from last time… if you have not read the first part the link is here…Chapter ONE,
Hope you enjoy what follows… Thank you again for all your support.
Chapter ONE part 2
Outside was a sunny spring day, the breeze felt good on my skin, had been a while that I came to this part of town, the park I once came to play every day looked strange to me…. From the corner of my eye there he was again, as I turned to face him, he walked off…
HEY! WAIT!! I shouted and ran after him, out of the park into the main road, cars parked both sides of the road, cafes full of people out in the sun… looked all direction, but I had lost him once again! Who is this man?
I had planned to meet Sam outside her office at 6pm, she had some news to tell me so she says. Her office was in a quiet part of town, in a tall building where there were suited woman and men coming in and out looking all so professional. Samantha had always been the clever girl, beautiful and done well in her life, everything sorted out… sometimes I wish I was like her. Looking up I see her, coming out of the rotating doors, in her suite, slim figure and neat blonde hair.
Thanks for coming Racheal as she approaches and sits down beside me you have no idea what just happened! She looked so happy her smile from ear to ear…
Well no I do not, but I’m assuming you are going to tell me right? Giving her a sarcastic look…
Racheal… I have been PROMOTED!! She screamed the last part as she jumped of her seat in front of me! I have my little office now with my own clients!
This is exactly where Sam wanted to be, she worked so hard the last year to get to this… Sam! I am so happy for you girl! You done it!! I jump up to and give her a hug!
Let’s celebrate! Come for dinner with me Racheal…. Pleaseeeee.
She deserved a celebration, and I’m not one to say no to food…
Hell yes! Where you taking me!? Sam is the one with good taste and always know the best place in town for food and drinks!
She grabs her bag, links her arm to mine Well just happens that there is a new place in Central with great reviews… She already knew what she said was good with me, so off we went to this so called great place.
The restaurant was only a few train stops away, was a Lebanese place, as soon as we entered it felt so cosy, welcoming and so cultural, I could say I felt I was in Lebanon. The staff members all dressed in their cultural clothes, the ladies with their belly dancing clothes which I loved… we were then seated and given the menu.
This place is so cosy Sam, how did you find out about it? I regret asking that the moment it is out of my mouth,
I just know Racheal… I just know. Her cheeky smile spreads across her face. Right I am getting their herbal tea and a Manakeesh to start with, what about you?
She knows I have no idea what she just said…What on earth is Manakeesh Sam?
It is bread from Lebanon, we can share and if you do not like it then I will have it. She calls for the waiter’s attention, but I must have still looked confused, Racheal look here, takes her phone and searches up the name of the bread to show me… The waiter arrives and Sam starts ordering what she wants with their actual name, how she knows their names and what they are it is beyond me.
I ordered platters so we can share, that way we try a bit of everything… clever me don’t you say? Raising her eyebrow at me waiting for me to confirm
Well let’s hope for your sake I actually like what you ordered because I have no idea what you just asked for… I raise my eyebrow back at her and we both laugh.
Time flew by, we spoke about her promotion and my decision to go work for the law firm, which has left my mum upset but Sam was happy for me, she knows how much I want to be a lawyer, she has always pushed me to do better, fight for my dreams and make the best of my life.
So when you telling your mum that you have finally decided to do what actually makes you happy?
Well I have told her Sam, she is not really over the moon as you may have guessed, she is actually quite upset and angry at me right now… she asked me to go to the factory twice a week at least, I do not know what to do.
She will get over it, is important Racheal that you do what makes you happy too. She gave me a smile you can always do both, go to the factory the days you not at the firm, tell them you cannot do two of the days. She holds my hand from across the table, you want me to go with you to the firm?
Sam was right, I could do both! Going alone to the firm was also out of the question, if you could would be great Sam, she smiles at me and nods yes.
The food arrives and smells amazing, we both dig in and to my relieve she had picked great food. Guess I have to trust you next time Sam, this food is delicious! We both laugh.
Stay tuned for PART 3