Month: February 2008

A night with the Woods, in the Heath

From Friends of the Stars… In the late 1990s in California Dorian Wood decided to track down his worldwide namesakes using the interweb and eventually got in touch with Birmingham-based Dorian Wood. Finding someone who shares your slightly out-of-the-ordinary name on the other…

Not so close encounters

It’s a long story, but I’ve just found out that Flying Saucer, one of my favourite blogs which is written by a Brummie (although now away at uni) fashion-obsessed teen, won an award. The blog won the Youth category of…

Jeff Lynne does not endorse SPAM

When people do jokes about how SPAM seems directly targeted to them it’s normally because they have a small penis. Let me share you a much odder form –  that I’ve being reliving at the rate of two or three…

Fancy a hallmark holiday?

Industrial history buffs over at Made in Birmingham are trying to organise a trip round the Assay Office. It’s not a usual thing to do, so if you fancy going along have a look on their forum or contact them…

Brum Link:

Found this on teh interwebs: Roman Way Estate Website – Estate includes Underwood Close, Vincent Drive, Bullace Croft, Leasow Drive and Roman Way, all in the Edgbaston area of Birmingham B15 – mates of loldeirdrie.

Say what?

misheard, originally uploaded by graphiquillan.   “The idea for these button badge mock-ups came as a result of a number of experiences since I moved to Birmingham. The theme: the oddities of interpretations of place names in Birmingham derived from…