The Brighton Food and Drink Festival has started.

Jessica and I have just spent three hours at the the "feastival boulevard", a collection of fifty stalls selling local and international produce.

We sampled sausages from France, sweets from Morocco and oysters from Ireland. For later consumption we purchased wild garlic, apple and calvados gelèe, peas, tomatoes, green beans, stag sausage, quiches, dried chipotles and four types of cheese.

There’s something about seeing these things in the context of a bustling market that makes them irresistable.

The stalls are closing now. Jessica and I have retired to the leafy environs of the Pavillion gardens. As well as refreshment in the form of ripe, white peaches and a bottle of apple juice, I’m also enjoying the free WiFi courtesy of Loose Connection.

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