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. 








Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

20 comments:

  1. I live in the next village along from where I grew up so I suppose that makes me a loser too!
    The barge looks very cute and the kids are smiling so all good! xx

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  2. You do always put a smile on my face lovely and your facts are fascinating, whether they are accurate or not lol! :) looks like a fun and different day and the kids look so happy which is just lovely :) why is it that people think it is uncool to live where you grew up? I never understood that either! Xx

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  3. Oh, when you sailed on by while we were getting rained on, I so wanted to be with you on that barge! Looks like you had fun, and those facts sound like facts to me :)

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  4. I didn't realise you could have a trip on a captained boat. The canal boats look very intriguing but I don't trust my boys just yet not to jump in at the first opportunity! #countrykids

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  5. We have a friend who lives in Birmingham and when we visited, she took us around the locks and we had fun just watching the narrow boats go through ;) Your little ones look so cute!

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  6. I am with you on birmingham, I have only been up for a few events at the NCC but already I can see it is a stunning city and not what I expected at all. Your post just reinforces my view. It really does bring a little countryside into the city. the children look thrilled to be traveling along the canal there. Thank you for sharing with me on Country Kids.

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  7. Birmingham is a lovely city and I just love the canals too. We travelled through Birmingham one year on a narrowboat holiday and it was lovely to see it from the canals. Love the photos in your post - brought back some happy memories :-)

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  8. I didn't even know Birmingham has canals! hehe. Your kids are so damn cute! x

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  9. Bless their little faces, so cute!! xx

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  10. So fun! Went on a canal boat once when we lived in Northamton and absolutely loved it!!!
    Kids look like they had a great time too which is a big win!!! Xx

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  11. Aww your kiddos are so cute and they look like they are having a fab time! xx #MagicMoments

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  12. I still live in the same place as were I was brought up and I think that's fine . I love Birmingham and I've visited a couple of times.

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  13. Wow, I did not know that! Truth be told I've never been to Birmingham (gasp!) really should check it out sometime. Your kids are so cute lovely xxx #magicmoments

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  14. I don't think you're a loser, Birmingham is a fine place with lots to offer. I love my adopted city! :-) Round the canals is so pretty too - I went on boat from Brindleyplace and round and back up to the Mailbox, it was such fun!

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  15. Looks like a lot of fun! Wish we lived nearer to try the canals too!

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  16. Brum scares me! Its so big. But considering I'm only 25mins away by train I really should make more of an effort to go and visit with the kids. I can see that once my daughter gets to a certain age it will be shopping trips to Brum at some point.

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  17. My husband's best friend said that I would love it there! I might just by looking at your photos. Looks like an interesting place =) #magicmoments

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  18. I really like Birmingham and think they've done some amazing things there in the last few years-we're about an hour away so it's not too far for a trip, I think it's time we took little man for his first visit-I've wanted to go to the Back to Back Museum for years so maybe it's time to organise something! x

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  19. Another proud Brummie Mummy here - I went away to Uni (20 years ago - eek!) but was pulled back!
    Have only ever been on a canal boat out of Brindley Place to get drunk - never thought of taking the kids **adds that to next holiday's to do list**

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    1. Am quite chuffed that the anti spam number I had to put in then was 4040 - only Brummies would know that the A4040 is the Walkathon route #randomfact

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