Grand Central, Birmingham at New Street Station

Day 1. A weekend in Birmingham

Meeting my son for a weekend away in the U.K. has usually resulted in trips to London or Edinburgh so for a change we decided to explore Britain's second city, Birmingham.  Strangely, Birmingham isn't a city I am familiar with, in fact I've only ever visited three times and then only to attend courses and …

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United Airways Plane

Day 1. A week in New York City

As my birthday falls during the Christmas holiday period it's usual for me to receive Christmas / Birthday gifts rolled into one.  This can work well, especially when I opened a parcel to find an Expedia booking reference tucked into the bow of a box of chocolates!   How wonderful,  a week's holiday in New …

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