Foodie Friday - funky hot dogs in the Dog Haus

This is gonna get messy. That was our first thought when our big fat hot dogs arrived generously covered in toppings. Each came served on a brioche bun and on the side we'd gone for a serving of seaside chips, with a beer and cocktail to wash it all down.

Hot Dogs at Dog Haus photo by modern bric a brac


APPEAL - 13 days left to Bring an Abandoned Listed Building on the Seafront Back to Life

Let's do this! Burger King is considering a move onto East Street where it will command fabulous views of Brighton Per and sea. A great location in a beautiful building but maybe the wrong occupant?

Bison Beer, photo by Modern Bric a Brac

Days Out - 15 highlights from 2015

2015 turned out to be a great year for new experiences - venturing into the New Forest for a short stay at The Pig in Brockenhurst; walking across the harbour floor at St Ives; exploring a Landmark Trust house in Spitalfields; while closer to home finding the perfect picnic spot in Bramber, winter walks on the seafront and a summer garden filled with lilac.

Here are my favourite moments from 2015

The Pig at Brockenhurst, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Foodie Friday - We have a Winner of the Hotel Chocolat Christmas Cracker Giveaway

Thanks so much to all those who took the time to take part.

I feel as if together we have created the best ever compendium of Christmas Cracker jokes, ever!

I've picked out a few just to give you a flavour of the high calibre of jokes we're talking about.

Hotel Chocolat Christmas Cracker giveaway, photo by modern bric a brac


Days out in London: The Best Place to go Christmas shopping in London

At this time of year when the days are short, skies are grey and winds bitter the best way to combat the gloom that this weather spreads is to find a bit of festive sparkle and get involved in that gift giving lark.

Christmas 2015 at Fortnum and Mason's, photo by Modern Bric a Brac


Days out in Brighton: Christmas sale shopping at Wolfram Lohr's

Very little notice I know. I'm sorry about that, but definitely worth it, I promise.

Leather purses and bag by Wolfram Lohr


Foodie Friday - Indian snacks cooked by Hari Ghotra and Brighton Bloggers

Cumin brings out the sweetness of a dish, said our hostess Hari, as she stood in front of us preparing an Indian snack of samosas.

Indian spices #CookWithHari photo by Modern Bric a Brac