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Watch A Movie OUTSIDE, IN BED with ibis Hotels and Brightons Big Screen

My first experience of Brightons Big Screen was in 2012. I can be 100% sure of that because I went there to watch the olympics. It cannot be disputed that those were held in 2012, therefore I can – for once in my forgetful life – state this fact with full conviction. Tickets were free, we all sat on the cold, hard floor and struggled to hear most of the audio and it was way over on the less glamorous side of the pier. Fast forward 5 years and we have ourselves a serious tourist attraction. Now, you’ll find the big screen in between Palace Pier and the Marina. It’s a great big gated area with a food truck and a huge bar and popcorn sellers and cocktail makers. There are deck chairs to sit on, or gorgeous wooden tables – or, as I had the pleasure of experiencing this weekend, ibis SweetBeds. Last Friday, I got dressed up all nice, told Tom to put a shirt on and gave him absolutely no indication of …

It’s Time to Get Your Picnic On

Did you know that it was International Picnic Day on Sunday 18th June? Nope, I wouldn’t have done either if it weren’t for Tesco sliding into my inbox about it. Most food holidays pass me by pretty much unnoticed these days, but eating alfresco is something I’ve come to get really excited about in the last couple of months – as you’ll already know if you keep up to date with Happy Sunday – so I figured this was one worth writing about. Tesco have just launched a new mediterranean inspired Deli range consisting of lots of little bites that are edible both hot and cold, making them just about perfect for all of your picnicky needs. The Tesco team sent us a selection of their new treats – along with pretty much everything else we could possibly need for the perfect picnic – over the weekend so that I could bring you this little slice of fun in the sun. Eating outside is really good for you. I hear you, I’m a massive hippy …

The Warren is Back!

It’s Brighton Festival season, and already I’ve broken my heartfelt promise to myself that I would pay closer attention to the art and theatre of it all this year. As a kid, I was always fully immersed in every aspect of the festival becauseย of my Mum’s job, and I just sort of haven’t really continued that tradition into adulthood. Perhaps I was overcultured, and humans can only take so many one man shows and tongue in cheek “wank bank” masterclasses before they lose interest, and mine happen to all have been takenย before the age of 10. Who knows. Anyway, I’m piping up very briefly to let you in on the most joyous news that The Warren is back in action. The Warren is primarily a theatre venue, but acts as a gorgeous outdoor place to soak up Brighton Festival vibes from one of their two well-manned bars. I didn’t see any shows last year, and if I’m being honest, I probably won’t this year. However, The Warren will be seeing a lot of me. It’s …