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Left Heathfield this morning and drove Michelle and Grace to Heathrow, dropped them off at the Holiday Inn on the M4 and said our farewells.
Our next stop was Cheryl's cousin, Sandra's place in Lodsworth near Petworth,Sussex. On arrival we had a quick coffee and after went to a nearby pub for lunch. After lunch ...
Our stay in the United Kingdom this time is only about five days. We had travelled fairly extensively throughout the British Isles on our last trip and we always had planned to head South. The few days here were really only for getting over jet lag and for playing golf. Having done that, we hit the road to head to Birmingham and our flights to Spain.
Along the way we stopped at a charming English town ...
... halfway back to our hotel.
Once we were all refuelled, we walked to our hotel & arrived just in time to catch Wales beating England, a good result for us as the English in the Stadium were all supporting the Samoans.....Ha, Ha, Karma!
On Sunday we left Birmingham for destination Barton on Sea (Southern England) to stay with Gisela & Christo, (M & M's friends from SA whom they haven't seen for 14years).
This proved to be a 4 hour drive and ...
... knife, not even an bread knife. Lynn made the sandwiches for the following morning using a pair of scissors to cut the rustic loaf.
Lynn made a big pan of sausage-tomato-pasta and I distributed pre-flung strawberry flan into dishes. Mel and I moved two tables into his bedroom as it seemed to have the most space, to double as a dining room. The sweet smell of drugs being consumed in the adjoining apartment accompanied our ...
... flight was riddled with turbulence we all got shaken around and at one point one of the trolleys nearly tipped over. Landed in Birmingham and did a very embarrassing happy dance! Got to the rental car stand and got the details. Headed over to the car lot and searched for ages for the bay number because we kept thinking that car in bay 13 couldn't be ours. Turns out it was and the car turned out to be a BMW, we were all giddy. I've never been in a car so fancy so for me it ...
Other places to stay in Birmingham
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $74
- Ok.... At The Right Price....
- Food OK --- otherwise poor value
- Not bad
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $85
- What a view!
- Not That Good !!!
- Depends what you are there for
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $112
- Adequate, but tired decor and noisy
- Usual great service at the crowne plaza......
- Shabby and tired
Ladywood, Kill Devil Hills | 3 star hotelfrom $110
National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $114
- Big hotel brand, big disappointment
- The good, the bad, and the ugly
Nechells, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $65
- Okay hotel, Awful area
- Cheap, but not really good value for money
- It's Chavtastic!
Pendigo Way, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $114
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Coventry Road, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $69
Bournville, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $77
- Doesn't justify its 4 stars
- Good value hotel
- Depends on the price!
Lozells and East Handsworth, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $86
- Great value for money!!!!!!!!
- Rooms spoiled an otherwise good hotel
- Very modern - a nice change!
Maxstoke Lane, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $132
- Thumbs up for Mariott Forest of Arden !!
- Very relaxing and comfortable hotel
- Great for families
Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Bournville, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $63
- Better off in a coffin
- Expected worse...
- Consenus opinion is: Awful Hotel
Chapel Lane, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $64
Ladywood, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- Booking a twin room
- Loved the hotel
Bickenhill Lane, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $147
- A nice place to stay...if you avoid the staff!
- Good - if thats what you are after
- THe worst stay in my life
Ladywood, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $81
- Nice & pleasent
- Brill weekend
- Very Good
Edgbaston, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $49
- Give it a miss
- Don't stay here!
- Mrs Sandhu owns the hotel
Edgbaston, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $63
- Mediocre city hotel claiming four stars
- Probably the worst hotel I have ever stayed at....
- Really very bad, should be 1 star at best
Ladywood, Birmingham | 2 star hotelfrom $81
- Good value
- Quiet and cool
- First choice budget hotel in Birmingham City Centre
Queensway, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $164
Nechells, Birmingham | 4 star hotelfrom $118
243 Hagley Rd, Birmingham | 3 star hotelfrom $61
- OK - better than the Quality Hotel!
- Apollo Hotel Motel
- A blast from the past!