We decided at the very last minute that son1 was well enough for us to go on holiday for half term. A break was well overdue as we hadn’t had a family holiday since October last year, having had to cancel our planned trips for May and the summer, due to son1’s leukaemia. Most places were fully booked but luckily we found a nice mews property in Brighton. And our hospital liaised with the Royal Alexandra Childrens Hospital at Brighton to let them know we were in the area in case son1 got poorly. But he did incredibly well at this stage in his treatment with not too many aches and only a routine visit to the Brighton hospital to check his blood count.
Our first day coincided with the really windy weather, so I was concerned reading friends’ facebook posts whilst we were away about power cuts of 60 plus hours and fences down. What would we find when we got home. I was envisaging having to bin contents of freezer and a tree through the bedroom window. But no the worst we suffered was garden bench fallen over and plenty of scattered twigs to clear up.
Although out of season, there is loads to do in Brighton. We went to the Sealife aquarium, on the Brighton Wheel, on the pier, visited Brighton Marina for ten pin bowling, boating, water walkerz and visited Hove museum and Brighton fishing museum, plus had several meals out. And of course, we were there for Halloween, but I’ve written a separate post about that. The boys loved the magical Wizard’s Attic at Hove museum. And there are several more museums if we go back again.
Here are some of our holiday photos.