An eye for an i...360...

We had a fantastic day out on Saturday, we were invited down to Brighton for lunch and then to ride the new tourist attraction on the seafront, The British Airways i360. I haven't been to Brighton for over 25 years, so just going down there was a treat in itself. 

We had an absolute blast, lunch was great, the i360 was great too, I'm not great with heights at the best of times but the journey up is so slow you would hardly notice the ride. The views of the Brighton area are incredible, if you haven't heard of it the i360 is the first vertical cable car, with a 531 ft high viewing platform, it's basically a giant stick with what looks like a large glass donut around it. My only criticism would be rather than playing holiday destinations in the TV screens they could have run video of what you can see from up there. Brighton doesn't really have automatically recognisable landmarks as such, although you can see the stunning South Downs from up there and apparently on a good day you can see the Isle of wight (it'd be great in London for example where the landmarks are recognisable and many.) That's not to say it's not worth a ride because it is, its an incredible feat of engineering for a start.  

Knowing it was going to be a long day, I needed an outfit that was both weather appropriate and functional. We started with lunch, then the ride, then after that we took ourselves off for cocktails in one of Brightons many lively, friendly bars and then out for a meal in the evening. That's a lot of pressure on an outfit but I had faith in these trousers as they are so stretchy, and so comfy. There was a lot of expectation on both my bag and my trousers not to leak on such a long food and drink centric day but I'm very lucky and they did me proud.

Top from Marks and Spencer, Leather look trousers in navy from Next, Boots from Phase Eight.

Top from Marks and Spencer, Leather look trousers in navy from Next, Boots from Phase Eight.

Channeling my inner Danniella Westbrook, Brolly and Mac from Burberry, outfit as above.

Channeling my inner Danniella Westbrook, Brolly and Mac from Burberry, outfit as above.

Probably best not to look up...

Probably best not to look up...

Getting into the swing of it, heights are not easy for me at the best of times but I have been struck by a sudden bout of vertigo, not sure why, I just woke up like it on Friday, must be my ears playing up, but as I was dizzy and the room was spinning anyway it didn't seem worth missing out on a fun day out because of it.

Getting into the swing of it, heights are not easy for me at the best of times but I have been struck by a sudden bout of vertigo, not sure why, I just woke up like it on Friday, must be my ears playing up, but as I was dizzy and the room was spinning anyway it didn't seem worth missing out on a fun day out because of it.

Getting my brave on and standing up. There is a bar on board but as I was having trouble walking in a straight line with this bloody vertigo I decided to stay off the bubbles..

Getting my brave on and standing up. There is a bar on board but as I was having trouble walking in a straight line with this bloody vertigo I decided to stay off the bubbles..

Impressive cocktails (virgin for me) and enjoying Brighton's nightlife.  Followed by stuffing our faces in a fantastic Thai restaurant, all in all an incredible day and no mishaps :)

Impressive cocktails (virgin for me) and enjoying Brighton's nightlife. 

Followed by stuffing our faces in a fantastic Thai restaurant, all in all an incredible day and no mishaps :)