The Old Rectory
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2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
... was wonderful. It is such a lovely river (when not in flood I hasten to add) and the weather was perfect and the song that begins - 'It's such a lovely day and I want to spend it with you' just kept popping into my head and reading Bryan's reflections at the end of the day was just amazing so I'll say no more, just share it with you.
Today just started out like the song, 'It's such a perfect day'. I ...
... John Ruskin was the one who introduced the dancing round the maypole with ribbons. I remember too that I was NEVER selected to be the May Queen, or any of her maids and I NEVER got to dance around the maypole. Ah well......
2) The Leicester Seamstress
The statue was re installed on a new plinth in December 2007. It reflects the female contribution to the local hosiery industry. Most hosiery employees were women, working in small workshops or at home.
... Birmingham does have a few redeeming features however, there's the Bullring for one and then there's the enourmous National Exhibition Centre commonly called as the 'NEC' and lets not forget the fabulous but controversial Birmingham City Library that can only be described as looking like a large fancy layer cake. Opened in September 2013 it has been heralded as Britains largest Library, it has also been the subject of lively debate and not just for ...
... br> Oh, the last thing we did, actually, was stop by the Bullring market for some really cheap fruits. By the time we were there, it was almost closing time so there were extra discounts as well. We had strawberries and satsuma oranges, both of which were super sweet and super tasty. And so... there ends my story for Birmingham. From here, we headed to other parts of the UK, with other small stories too. See you there!