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Birmingham, West Midlands & Cannock Chase, Staffordshire

2 days, 2 counties!

In the spirit of a true edventure, this one was totally unplanned, totally unorganised and the MOST fun!  A standard Sunday morning we dawdled out of bed for breakfast, and switched on the TV!   547 more words

British Isles Challenge

Little Borracho at 1000 Trades

A quick post on the latest wonder to reach 1000 Trades. Little Borracho is an offshoot of El Borracho de Oro, the much loved Spanish restaurant near Five Ways. 269 more words


Stripped Down

In a first for 2017, Harlequin’s Kiss will be performing a rare semi-acoustic set at 1000 Trades in the Jewellery Quarter. Supporting Stonehouse Jack, a “rogue folk rock” duo, we’ll be joining a line-up that includes Jessie Desai and Godiva Sonic Alchemy for what is shaping up to be a musical treat in the intimate venue. 8 more words

Out and About in Birmingham: March 2017

For the February edition of Out and About in Birmingham, click here!

We started March by leaving Brum behind for the slightly more picturesque North Wales, and Snowdonia National Park in particular. 936 more words


Hello World! (again)

Wow, it’s been a few years since I posted a blogpost. This feels a bit weird.

So what is the topic of the day? Probably this brilliant instameet that I went on last weekend. 517 more words

FOTO-CLUB: New Year, New Ideas

With two overseas trips planned for the first half of 2017 (the FOTO-CLUB Spain photographic holiday, and a wedding in Crete), I have lots of reasons to be looking forward at the moment. 181 more words


Blue remembered jewels

In the week I visited Hockley, Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter for a trip down memory lane. As the Thatcher government began to tighten its grip, I began my first proper job, trainee Assistant Works Manager for a jewellery manufacturer by the clock tower that is the symbolic centre of the Quarter. 1,167 more words