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21 Things Everyone Starts Doing When They Move To Brighton

It’s the beautiful misfits that make it the bohemian haven we’re happy to call home.

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2. And refuse to ever go in the sea past your ankles.

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As a tourist, it’s "come on in, the water’s lovely!" But as a resident, the cold and suspiciously murky froth doesn’t seem quite so appealing.

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4. And you've said goodbye to your umbrella.

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6. You’ll bump into Super Hans.

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And try to convince him that you are destined to be bezzies.

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9. And the things you no longer need but can’t recycle, you leave outside your house and advertise locally.

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Reduce, reuse, recycle, innit?

10. You’ve picked up all sorts of useful bits and bobs just left outside your neighbours’ houses this way too.

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Things like a bicycle, some baby grows, and a pug called Derek. Winner!

12. You avoid all the major tourist areas whenever you need to get anywhere in the city.

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So that’s all of North Laine, the Lanes, North Street, Western Road, Churchill Square, and the whole of the seafront at the weekend, weekday lunchtime, and evening then.

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13. You begin to fantasise about getting married in the Pavilion.

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And then spending your honeymoon camping in your back garden because you can’t afford anything else.

15. You become a massive foodie.

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You wouldn’t dream of buying your buckwheat pasta from anywhere but Infinity Foods.

16. And know all the best breakfast and brunch spots in the city.

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Whether you fancy a greasy spoon fry-up or salmon and avocado on toast. Plus you’re on a first name basis with the guys in Billie’s and Joe’s.

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