Saturday, 25 October 2014

I heart Birmingham

It is a fact that Birmingham has more canals than Venice. I don't know if this really is a fact but we are all told that it is a fact and like Father Christmas I am going to choose to believe it is true. The name of this blog may have given it away but to clarify I am a Brummy (or Brummie). And I love my city. It's probably very uncool to live where you were born. One ex boyfriend once said that I was a "loser" for doing so (nob) but I love it. And he had stupid hair anyway.

A few weekends ago me and the husband went into the city centre and took a trip on a boat up and down the canals. It was a bit naff weather and the boat was, how shall I say it nicely?, well loved, but the captain (do they have captains of canal barges?) was fab and funny and did a good little speech as we floated along. So here are some photos from our mini adventure. Birmingham is the furthest place away from the sea in the whole of the UK so this is the closest we can get to water! *

*again not sure if this is an actual fact. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Wicked Wednesdays 22nd October

Hello! How are you? I think your hair looks lovely today and I like that top you have on. It was fab to meet so many lovely Wicked Wednesdays bods at the Tots100 Blog Camp on the weekend. It was brilliant to put names to faces and in the case of most have a little cuddle and in the case of a few me staring at your boob trying to work out your name! I learnt lots and now a full year off work so I can implement the ruddy stuff!

Now back to the main event. We had lots of people link up last week and as it appears it is a thing to get annoyed by a linky reminder tweet (I don't get annoyed by much so I was not aware this was a thing). It may be something I try to phase out as I would hate you in your jamas shouting "I WISH SHE WOULD STOP TWEETING ME". So let's see how that works out! Favs from last week were the hilarious holiday gift from The Price is Usually Right and I also really loved bum slippers from Sounding Like My Mother and Princ(ess) Charming from Californian Mum in London .  You know the rules by now and can't wait to see all your hilarious family failed photos!
#wickedwednesdays rules

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Crap at crafts and other parenting fails

Since I've been a part time stay at home Mum I have been immersed into a world I don't quite fit into. I can wear the Mum coat, I can carry the Mum bag and douse myself in dry shampoo. I can drink copious amounts of luke warm tea and watch endless amounts of Peppa. But there at certain parenting skills I am just well sh*t at.

The world of Instagram and Pinterest dictates I should be able to knock up a three tier Frozen birthday cake in an afternoon whilst my two kids happily and quietly play (ha!). I should be able to make a wonderful autumnal leaf display, which placed alongside a glut of home grown marrows, would produce a shabby chic kitchen table centrepiece worthy of featuring in Home and Garden magazine. But I can't. I'm sh*t remember. Like I just said.

Yum Brum Pizza Express Fun!

Recently I wrote about the utter DOOM of taking two toddlers out to eat. So when Pizza Express in Brindley Place offered us chance to go and test out their menu. I'll be honest? I was terrified. But. Me and the hub sucked it up and, after visiting SEA LIFE Birmingham which is just around the corner, we popped in for some food. 

For those who don't know Birmingham very well 1) change this and visit asap it is aces and 2) Brindley Place is just off Broad Street and is one of the liveliest places to eat and drink in the city. The Pizza Express there is in a prime position and the layout and decor is just lovely. For starters we went for the ultimate family favourite garlic dough balls. Standard.

Monday, 20 October 2014

The Octonauts Come to Brum!

SEA LIFE Birmingham is one of the many fab attractions we have here in the second city. We literally couldn't be any further from the sea but still get to view a host of beautiful fish and gaze in awe at my favourites, the penguins. I've reviewed it as a toddler day out before here. But now there is a new added exciting element...The Octonauts!