Last night, we spent the last 2 hours of daylight on a seat overlooking the beach 80 metres below, and afterwards, went to see 2 films (Hunger and Slum Dog Millionaire) for $8 at Brighton's Windsor Cinema.
Today, the sun is shining as usual, and we are torn between spending a sunny day in the garden and a sunny day out and about.
Yes, it's got a lot to do with the climate. But LOTS of things are cheaper than the UK, though lo and behold, not everything is.
Follow the dream. The streets aren't paved with gold, but the sky is.:)