Ibis Birmingham City Centre
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And so after a long flight - 12+ hours - we arrived in Paris, grabbed a quick drink and then on to Birmingham. Unfortunately, Pat's suitcase decided to stop off in Paris but will hopefully be delivered tomorrow! Back to a sunny UK, with a temperature not much cooler than Hanoi yesterday, where the blossom is in full swing. Lots of memories of a lovely holiday. ...
It was very dark and wet when we woke up to the alarm. Leanne arrived as planned and drove us to the airport. Unfortunately, as we left the M6 there was a huge tail back where we needed to go, presumably due to an accident.. We sat in it for a while, moving 100yds in 10 mins. Action was needed so we headed off towards Tamworth where we saw signs towards Coleshill. At least that was vaguely in the right direction. Between my limited knowledge and Leanne's iPhone, ...
... the stairs to my room, got the towel and back down to the entrance and reception. I left the hostel. The hostel was good, very friendly and activities every night, just that i was alone in my room for two nights, no one else
had booked in. Never mind, it was a good place to visit.
I walked down the street back to Piccadilly station, found the platform and got on the train after waiting for a bit. On the train, ...
Two days ago:
I heard the sound of drums beating and horns blaring...was it the rag and bone man doing a late night round? It didn't sound very harmonious to my untrained ear and certainly not the Sally Army or the Brighouse & Rastrick Brass Band.
Was that the sound of firecrackers? Yes, and a magnificent firework display from a garden a few doors up.
10.00 am and it's coffee time...drums and horns are sounding again except this time the ...
... pretty garden of olive trees. One of the trees dates back to when Jesus was kicking about. Inside the cathedral at the alter on the ground is the rock which Jesus prayed on before his crucifixion. The cathedral has no natural direct light shining in and is fairly dark, with just a light in the rock. The windows are heavily tinted purple, the colour of royalty, the same colour he was cloaked in by the Romans when he was crowned with the thorns. From the moment I walked into the garden ...