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Another 48 hours!

Packing, riding and a day trip

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I'm at home and should be packing my bags, or eat dinner, or both, but I'm at the computer playing around...

Anyway - I now have a grand total of 2 days before I sit on a plane to Stockholm! I'm not even scared of the flight yet! (I'm sure that will come automatically - though maybe my flight phobia book worked?)

I had quite a fun last weekend at home actually. Saturday I went horseriding again in preparation for the horse trekking which was brilliant. I rode a little Haflinger horse and it went a lot better than the time before. He even cantered a few steps, with me basically sitting on there like a cowboy going "come on! come on!" Class! I feel like I'm really getting into it again though. I also kept thinking how much I want to have my own horse again. It is so much fun. Obviously I might have to wait about 30 payrises till I can afford that... or move to Sweden!

Sunday me and Jenny went to Brighton for a day out. It was brilliant - the sun came out for a change and I still have a sunburn on my face! I think the day can be summed up with: eating, walking around, drinking, eating. It was VERY windy but that kind of added to it because the waves were great. We went for a burger on a roof terrace of some Italian restaurant, then went to the pier and tried to go on the horror house ride but it broke exactly one car before we were supposed to get in. So we decided on the waterslide ride. Great idea. One thing I never take into account on those things is that you get WET and walk around soaked for the next two hours and look like you peed yourself! It was fun though. I also almost won at the dolphin derby before some pesky kids overtook my dolphin (the little bastards). Then sat in a beach cafe for the rest of the afternoon and drank beer/cider...

I absolutely love Brighton, if I could live anywhere in the UK it would probably be there. It is probably not classically "pretty" or quaint as such but it has so much atmosphere about it, the fresh air, the white houses, the seagulls everywhere!

Here are some photos of Brighton:

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I have since tried to pack and have been realising that my backpack is way too small. I didn't take into account that the arctic is bloody freezing and I have to take jumpers, fleece, hats, scarves, warm things... I may have to switch from the trendy backpack to the less trendy suitcase.

I keep checking back on the weather website every day, and every day tells me the same: 7 degrees, 10 degrees, 4 degrees, I get excited when I see 12 degrees cause that seems warm compared! Oh well! I'm open for a surprise, and for a nice winter experience. The good thing is that the cold weather might scare the mosquitoes off! Which is a good thing seeing that I don't really like being eaten alive.

Posted by skihippy 13:48 Archived in United Kingdom Tagged preparation

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