BEST WESTERN Birmingham Metro Maypole Hotel
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- Drycleaning onsite
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room
- Concierge desk
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... back to their house and pinned the ears back. It was great catching up, John and Sandra are very gracious hosts.
Far too many bottles of wine later it was 1.00am and with no more world issues that needed solving we hit the sack, knowing there was probably going to be a sore head or two the next day.
... to the door of the Holiday Inn turned out to be a quite different experience! Recent road closures meant that Bella's directions were somewhat out of date and, whilst we could sometimes even see our hotel, we could not find our way to it!
I guess the positive of all of this is that we did manage to see quite a bit of the city as we travelled around and around it! (although I would have much preferred ...
From Nottingham, I headed to visit some friends in Loughborough, where I went to university 8 years ago. It was great to see Dereck, Eileen and Freundlichien their dog and share some new stories. Eileen also made me a generous lunch which fuelled the afternoons riding. Thanks very much for having me you two! From Loughborough to Birmingham I only stopped for a quick coffee and ice cream ...
We got to Birmingham by 0800 GMT. After two train runs we made It to Stratford by Noon. Couldn't check in until after 2, so we walked around a little in town, ate lunch in a small tea room and watched and helped a couple lock thru on the canal right next to our hotel. After more than 24 hours with no sleep, it's time for a nap. More later. We got a look at "our" Narrowboat from across the canal. Photo attached. ...
... I am generally the drunken clown, though such an image doesnt fit 'me' anymore than anyone else. At the same time, I grow fussier of who I associate with; yet despite my judgements on others I feel priviledged to live my absurd life alongside some amazing people who's only flaws are that their greatness creates insecurities in my own life.
So, the purpose of this blog? To let you know I'm safe, and enjoying life, but also as a sense of reflection. I'm not going to ...