Yesterday's post was intended to be short, snappy and completed in next to no time - got to get me into the habit of blogging more often yet wasting less time when I actually do write something. In the end however, it actually took me about an hour and a half, which was far too long! As I'd like to have a little more community action around this blog, I realise it needs a little more input from me, so the art of writing snappier posts more regularly is definitely something I'll have to get sorted out.
I visited Brighton Carnival today, along with my wife and mother-in-law. It was the first one I've seen in Brighton and it was great fun - so lively. I don't think there used to be one when I lived here before, so it makes for a very welcome addition to the city's calendar. Who needs Notting Hill or Rio de Janeiro when Brighton Seafront's got it all (well, Rio might be nice)?
Following are a selection of photos from the day. This is turning out to be a great summer.
A reveller in bright costume, early on in the parade
Somehow based around a deck of cards...a fabulous outfit
No carnival is complete without a little input from death
Brighton + Carnival = 'Green Floats'
Spread those wings
The Brighton School Of Samba makes their presence felt
A carnival queen
Clown on a unicycle
Kids street dancing
One group makes it an anti-smoking campaign...
...and really gives it some with their message
Tiger kids with drums in orange
...and it's pretty damned proud of that fact too!
The 'Wow! factor' starts raising on the costumes front
Now that one's really quite spectacular
So much to carry around with you
The end of the parade brings out the boldest and best
A fine outfit you have, sir
Part of a complete dinner service
Positively radiant, my dear