Monday, 1 July 2013

East Meets West- A Sussex Holiday (August 2011)

Squeezed into the last 4 days on my holiday before I start on my Gynaecology placement was a two night camping holiday in Chichester and a weekend in Brighton for Pride.

Always say yes to new experiences means that I am currently writing this in my tent at the Park Holidays Chichester lakeside holiday park, which is essentially a trailer park on the outskirts of Chichester.

I used to live in Chichester in 2005-06 during my foundation year so I know it well- I didn’t know this trailer park was here though. Looking through the itinerary was amusing with activities like ‘Loopy fun time’ and ‘Bingo, Bingo, Bingo!’ I wonder why people like to holiday here- especially as many own their own plot and caravan, some fully equipped with full kitchens and double fridge freezers. Chichester itself was nice to live in but essentially dead from 8pm, unless theatre going was your thing. As a campsite goes however it was clean and had good toilet/shower facilities if you don’t mind spiders and your clothes getting wetter than you!

In Chichester we ate out at Ask Italian. This branch had recently been renovated and the staff were the friendliest I’ve come across, even laughing and providing excellent customer service when we broke a wine glass and ordered meals which had run out. I had my usual Pizza Florentina, which was excellent, as always, and they had not over cooked the egg. Shame there was no smoked salmon, which really makes the difference.