Travel Blogs from Birmingham, United Kingdom

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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 ...

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 ...

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

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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

A travel blog entry by hkk

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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 ...

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