I've now been back in Brighton for the best part of a week. Most of my things are still in Coventry meaning I'm camping out in my new house. I feel very settled despite that. I've caught up with lots of people and am slowly rebuilding my mental maps of Brighton, connecting locations together again.
Friday night was Club Smooch. There were over two hours of acts, most of which were very good. Kitty's pirate aerial performance was superb, despite working with a shorter rope than she was used to. We also saw a couple of performances by Diva Hollywood whose Evolution of Woman was a fantastic burleqsue act.
The night also featured Mr. B. the Gentleman Rhymer, who was as good as Tom had promised – some of his songs are available on the Myspace page. I particularly liked Straight out of Surrey (his version of Straight Outta Compton) and Timothy.
On Saturday I visited the Tea-Dance at the library. I love the idea of dancing lessons and cake in the middle of town. Next time I'll definitely join in.
Low tide was less exciting than I'd hoped, with the sea not receding as far as it has in the past. Despite that we loitered on the beach for about three hours, celebrating a birthday, with various people dropping by.
It's good to be back.