Travel Blogs from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Chav-spotting, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Chav-spotting

A travel blog entry by hkk

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The sun came out blazing this week, the weekend being the best days of the week.  It was absolutely stunning, and it's amazing to see just how different London looks when it's basking in the sun, compared to the cloud of grey that normally ...

Round two DING DING!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Round two DING DING!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... geography and logistics we chose to have a party here, and then a party back in Australia.  This was the party in Birmingham - the second of three.  Everything had been planned to precision, all the food organised and prepared by some of Phil's ...

Love and marriage, horse and carriage..., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Love and marriage, horse and carriage...

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This week I spare all my readers the boredom of reading my rants and raves about public transport, people who can't walk in straight lines, annoying people who eat loudly and make noise when their man-bangles scrape across their desk at work.  ...

The cyclic nature of hangovers, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The cyclic nature of hangovers

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That hangover took all day to subside, and every hour on the hour I shook my head and asserted that I would not be drinking again on a Sunday night.  So stupid was I, thinking that I could get away with drinking so many pints and not have a headache ...

I don't like Mondays but I hate Tuesdays even more, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I don't like Mondays but I hate Tuesdays even more

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... because it was going to be dark when I was travelling anyway and that even if it were a daytime train the view of Birmingham wouldn't make a window seat worthwhile.  I was, however, allocated a backward-facing seat which made me feel a bit ill ...

Hello Mr Snowman!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Hello Mr Snowman!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I met up with Phil after work on Friday night and we went to dinner at the biggest pub in Birmingham.  They had a Thai restaurant there which had more patrons than the bar.  It was a nice meal and Phil was surprised to see how quickly I finished ...

Ouch!  My ears!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Ouch! My ears!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... that I had to pack up my stationery and move it around the corner to a desk by the window with a brilliant view of Birmingham city rooftops.  The air was cold by the window, the air conditioning having been turned down to arctic levels.  Either ...

All things unnecessary, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

All things unnecessary

A travel blog entry by hkk

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It was Halloween this week. Does anybody really care? When did this American tradition suddenly take over the world? I don't get the whole sentiment of saying "Happy Halloween" either. What is there to be happy about? Being annoyed by not so scary ...

A Year in Review, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

A Year in Review

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... last but by no means least, Philo, for all but getting down on one knee to ask me to be his wife in the middle of a Birmingham street at peak hour, and for being amazing every other day.  What a legend.  I'm so lucky to have met you and be able ...

12 days until Santa comes, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

12 days until Santa comes

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I finally impressed the judge a la Masterchef this week. But rather than dishing up a culinary delight that would be suitably adequate for the likes of the critics on Masterchef (whose waists, might I add, are expanding with every season), it was an ...

The last of the visitors?  I hope not!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The last of the visitors? I hope not!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... , weary from a few heavy sessions in London.  I was at work, but text him to make sure he wasn't in Manchester instead of Birmingham.  With my track record, I wanted to check that I hadn't sent him on the wrong train like I did the previous week ...

Reality, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Reality

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... it was on Monday afternoon when Phil had gone to work that I sat back and realised that the next phase had begun. I was in Birmingham. I had some jobs to get done and spent most of the day on the computer sorting out my life (and my blog!), and working ...

African princes and unicures, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

African princes and unicures

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Monday was a bank holiday in the UK, and I spent part of the day in the car on the way home from Chester, listening to the new Indie compilation CDs Phil had bought to remind him of his youth.  Getting home, via the supermarket, we did all the ...

Doing a Britney.  Almost., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Doing a Britney. Almost.

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I went around the world for dinner this week. Monday night it was a Thai green chicken curry that I whipped up. Tuesday night it was a lovely Indian meal with Phil's family and the nans. Those nans are booze hags mind you - necking Baileys like it ...

Business as usual, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Business as usual

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After posting my blog last week the news of our engagement was available for all to see, and it was great to hear everyone's happy wishes as they shared in the excitement.  The rest of the week went on as usual, except for the increased frequency ...

Nesting, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Nesting

A travel blog entry by hkk

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Well I have been a busy little bee. Since my last post (which, I admit, was ages ago!) I have morphed into Martha Stewart and have found myself enjoying time at home, decorating and prettying the place I call home.  The weather has been unseasonaby ...

Jingle bells, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Jingle bells

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Some people really give me the sh*ts, the way they laugh.  I think it's great that people laugh.  But it can really change the way you think about a person.  For instance, this girl at work, she has this massive laugh, you can hear her ...

Stayin' Alive, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Stayin' Alive

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Rain.  Oh the rain.  It was torrential this week, and showed no sign of letting up.  Some parts of the country have been named as being in a state of drought.  A couple of days of rain got the newsreaders commenting that it's still ...

Footyball, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Footyball

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Another week flew by, broken up midweek by a visit to the cinema to see The Inbetweeners movie.  What a crack up!  Come Friday I was ready to get boozed (as per usual) and during the day at work I'd entered a free raffle to win use of the ...

I'm a really good dancer, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I'm a really good dancer

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A full week of work was ahead of me when I woke up on Monday.  Kim had headed back to London and the house was left with its two humble occupants.   I was a legal secretary come taxi driver on Wednesday night when the boys wanted to go to the ...

Red faced, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Red faced

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Isn't it always the way that just when you think it's safe to pick a pimple in the dunnies, someone comes along to ask you something.  All the while in the toilets, happily prodding away at your face, you're thinking you can avoid your red, blotchy ...

La la la la la lasagnaaargggghhhhh, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

La la la la la lasagnaaargggghhhhh

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... it was a fairly sober night. I had a day of annual leave to use up and in light of the St Patrick's Day festivities in Birmingham, decided that it would be a good idea to have Monday off so that I could join in the celebrations (aka hit the pubs).  ...

Back home, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Back home

A travel blog entry by matt_travis

... to other places in the world, and let's not forget that! For now, it's back to a tough final year of studies in Birmingham, starting with A & E. And let's not forget, back to the most important part of being home- proper beer, football and sausage 'n' ...

Nice shirt, loser, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Nice shirt, loser

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... 's not far away and that they could always move back if the bike tracks get worn out.  Another train trip saw me in Birmingham for the weekend.  After I'd endured an hour and a half on one of Mr Branson's trains getting to England's second ...

Riot off, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Riot off

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... to a text message from my cousin back home asking if we were ok, as he'd heard that the riots had spread to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.  I knew little about this news, but concluded that if there was anything to be worried about, I would hear ...

No snow, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

No snow

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It's time to write my blog again and already this stuff feels like it happened forever ago. Time is absolutely flying in the run-up to Christmas. But I can tell you now that I'm excited! I can't believe it's a year ago since Lalene and Scott were stuck ...

Dah dum da da, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Dah dum da da

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I would not be doing my blog justice if I didn't go into detail about the single most exciting event of the year - getting married to Phil.  On the Thursday before, we picked up Jacci and David from the train station and had lunch at Molly's - Dave ...

A week for all things British, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

A week for all things British

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A week for all things British: Rubbish weather Foxes A train trip to Birmingham and a hellish train trip back to London Top Gear Fried chicken Chavs Let me start with the weather, a topic that seems to appear frequently in my blog.  We were ...

To be or not to be?, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

To be or not to be?

A travel blog entry by maggik

... a make over since my last visit with guides in "period" costume etc.An interesting day. Thursday we worked out the intricacies of the Birmingham bus network and went into town, mainly to  try and get our bearings, try to work out what other things we ...

Travel tips, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Travel tips

A travel blog entry by maggik

... airport so that you can be bussed to the plane (which looked suspiciously close to the original gate!) As you can see an enjoyable start to our trip. However it was great to be met at Birmingham airport and we managed to survive the long haul quite well. ...

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