1. You thank Brighton for its spectacular Brunches
You find yourself ordering every morsel of brunch-grub from Brighton’s finest breakfast haunts the morning after…
Sea air with food so good that even your Jägermeister stomach lining approves.
2. Social Media is not Barry’s Friend
Photos light up social media of ‘Silent Barry’ from Accounts twerking the sea green railings on the promenade with a definite hint of Priscilla about him.
3. You re-lived the rise (and falls) of Torvill & Dean
You discovered your secret talent is ice skating. At least it was at 9.30pm. By 9.40 you were nursing Bambi-style limbs in the oh-so-conveniently located rink-side bar, pondering whether practise-auditioning for ‘Dancing on Ice’ in front of your colleagues was such a good idea…
4. For one night only you got to be Vivienne Westwood
You realise that novelty jumpers and sequins are in actual fact, a match made in heaven. The bohemian melting pot that is Brighton makes the quirkiest combos a bang-on new trend, especially when you match them to your Christmas cocktails.
4.There are things you can’t remember… and things you can’t un-see
Snippets of memory flash around your head: Was that the cast of FAME in the Black Lion? Did those Burlesque dancers really belt out Oh Come All Ye Faithful at dawn on the beach? Was Santa really riding that moped? #BrightonChristmas
5. You eschewed the turkey for a tofu roast!
Meat didn’t feature on the festive menu, and you hadn’t even noticed! There are plenty plant-based restaurants who are masters of their craft, so perhaps ‘Veganuary’ could be on the cards for 2018?!
6. Deliveroo is your own personal saviour
You cannot move. A combination of Lucky Voice Karaoke, a cocktail crawl in the North Laine, flexing those fail-safe 90’s shapes on the dancefloor, and a sunrise bag of chips on the beach has resulted in a state of horizontal, Deliveroo, X-factor, Sunday-squalor.
7. You’ve got Instagram stock to last well into 2019
You are grateful for the enthusiastic use of exposed brick and filament lighting in every Brighton joint worth its salt – your Instagram has never looked so pro.
7. You start counting the parties, not the sleeps, ’til Christmas
You message your ‘Christmas Do’ What’s app group the following day to ask if there is time to squeeze in ‘just one more night’ of Brighton infused festivities before the big man rides in on his sleigh…