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Music Monday: D is for Duran Duran

Music Monday: D is for Duran Duran

As, my first favourite band, Duran Duran were life changing so they will always hold the most special place in my musical heart. I would never (I imagine) have come to Birmingham, never mind lived in the city three times if it wasn’t for their introduction. To pick five from the ‘Fab Five’ (as coined […]

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Adventures in Birmingham: August 2nd

Adventures in Birmingham: August 2nd

Two weeks of too much going on meant too much going out means getting back into writing and reading mode. I haven’t got back into my book a week habit (that’s reading, not writing one) since before the world cup. So having said all that about Birmingham being so fantastic there is rarely a need […]

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Adventures in Birmingham – introduction

Adventures in Birmingham – introduction

Possibly the first in a series to remind us of what makes Birmingham a great place to be. Before I begin, if you are new to me, my blog or to planet earth, this is what I’m about. Originally from Bedford (c45 miles north of London, don’t mention Luton) I moved to Birmingham a year […]

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50 things that make me smile in Birmingham

50 things that make me smile in Birmingham

In no particular order, just how they spilled out from my thoughts… The building of the new library Town Hall – From Robert Plant to the BBC Big Band Symphony Hall – Chandeliers, acoustics and an organ Alpha Tower (or is that just me? – my favourite building) Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery – because […]

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New York v Birmingham

New York v Birmingham

I have been back from New York for almost a year and having resigned myself to the fact that I’m going to be in England for at least another year, or two or three, I’m semi-settled in my favourite English city, Birmingham. As with many places I go, I have compared the neighbourhoods of Birmingham […]

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