Travel Blogs from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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Home time, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Home time

A travel blog entry by judithmike

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The day has dawned. Time to go home. We've had the most amazing 7 weeks ever but my own bed beckons! Thank you for having us Dubai, you are truly amazing in every sense of the ...

And we're off!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

And we're off!

A travel blog entry by judithmike

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After a stressful morning wondering if we'll ever fit everything in, bags are packed and we're waiting for our lift to the airport. Exciting times ...

the uk in 3 weeks in the rain, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

the uk in 3 weeks in the rain

A travel blog entry by kilvo

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Tour of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Tour of Birmingham

A travel blog entry by shususeri

We rented a car and drove up to Birmingham late on Monday night. I slept for the majority of the ride, so Shubhra and Erik will have to tell that tale. We were all so happy to have Shubhra's sister, known by family as Chinka, join to our travel ...

The last two weeks, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The last two weeks

A travel blog entry by hkk

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Alright, so I've been a bit slack the last couple of weeks and haven't posted an entry.  Take a deep breath.   I've been busy! I got my boyfriend back from his stag do in Budapest and had to wait a couple of days before he was back to ...

Dead or alive, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Dead or alive

A travel blog entry by hkk

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In a world where tradition is waning and things are being done differently to times past, a new tradition has crept into my life in the form of The Plough.  It was realised on Monday night when I finished work and got home to Philo who, not ...

I survived Brum (and the gym), Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I survived Brum (and the gym)

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... I did some research.  Wikipedia provided me with these uber interesting facts: - Population: 1,000,000+, the second biggest city in the United Kingdom - In 2010, it was voted the third-best place in the UK to locate a business   - Also in 2010, ...

I spy with my little eye..., Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I spy with my little eye...

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I can't decide whether I'm a nosy neighbour, just observant or whether I've inherited a habit from generations before me that makes me look like a stalker.  Luke used to accuse me of being obsessed with looking out the lounge room window whenever ...

mein name ist Heidi, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

mein name ist Heidi

A travel blog entry by hkk

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On the mend, I returned to work on Tuesday.  In the afternoon I noticed a peculiar smell following me everywhere and when I finally put my finger on it, I felt instantly homesick.  It was dim sims.  I smelt like a dim sim.  I'm not ...

Greedy and ungrateful?  Or just plain boring?, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Greedy and ungrateful? Or just plain boring?

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I really need something interesting to happen. Because for the last couple of weeks all I can think of writing is "this week was pretty non-eventful". Is that being greedy and a sign that I have become used to having action-packed weeks and excitement ...

A human what?, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

A human what?

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I've made a decision.  Getting older is something that is certain to happen.  It can't be avoided, and old age will surely bear upon us all at some point.  One thing I'm certain about, however, is that I won't be wearing beige shoes, pants ...

Bulletproof, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Bulletproof

A travel blog entry by hkk

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What a week.  Let me start at Tuesday.  Tuesday was a milestone.  It was the 10 day mark since injuring my wrist.  I was due to attend the hospital for a review and potentially have the plaster cast removed.  As it happened, ...

Harriet you idiot!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Harriet you idiot!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I uncovered an immense source of frustration during the week, when walking down the street to look at a ceramic rabbit in a gift shop.  I wanted to see how much it was selling for.  It was way too expensive for my liking, but it was a piece of ...

Back to the real world, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Back to the real world

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... long before you're settled back into the real world, and your mind starts turning to the next adventure. After arriving back to Birmingham I started back at work the next day which was a shock to the system. I faired ok though, considering I was ...

Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Birmingham

A travel blog entry by calvin.latha

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My dad's cousin, Selvam Uncle and his wife, Prema Auntie, live in Birmingham.  My sister and I visited them the first time we went to Europe, and I was very excited to be able to spend a few days with them on this big trip as well.  It was also ...

I say caaaaastle, you say castle, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I say caaaaastle, you say castle

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... The weather was spectacular and people were out in droves soaking up the rays.  I soaked up some of the rays in Birmingham and exhausted myself walking up and down the steep steps of the Warwick Castle turrets.  I still can't believe that I ...

2012 - A Year in Review, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

2012 - A Year in Review

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... we returned to work the week after, but party time would soon re-enter our lives as we celebrated our marriage with a party in Birmingham.  It was a great night, but a lot of us were left with depleted memories and sore heads the next day.  ...

I pity the fool!, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

I pity the fool!

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I used to get comments like these all the time: "Cheer up?" "Why so moody?" "Geez, you look like you're having a good time!" It's been a while since I received a comment like this from anyone. If I was walking along the street crying screaming at the ...

Gaga, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Gaga

A travel blog entry by hkk

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... was still quite brisk.  In light of the good weather, I'd decided that a picnic might be in order for the weekend in Birmingham.  But as Saturday drew nearer, the weather declined and the sun receded to return to its favourite place - behind the ...

Stuff I did, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

Stuff I did

A travel blog entry by hkk

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I've had a couple of weeks off.  A couple of weeks to not think, to not write, to not do anything.  I've given myself a bit of time out.  The house is a wreck, there are clothes and stuff everywhere and it hasn't had a proper clean in, ...

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...

A travel blog entry by hkk

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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

A travel blog entry by hkk

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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

A travel blog entry by hkk

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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 ...

The journey begins, Birmingham, United Kingdom travel blog

The journey begins

A travel blog entry by lindb

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A 3.45am alarm call gets me up and ready for my dad to pick me up to drop me off a Digbeth Coach Station to get the National Express down to Heathrow. Coaches have certainly changed, comfy leather seats and plug in facilities! Sweet! A 3 hour uneventful ...

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