Tag: fun

Postcards from the Brum

bennyinkwell has posted a set of Birmingham postcards on Flickr. This very odd fish one is my favourite. He explains a bit more: A set of old postcards with lift up flaps under which are a number of small photos…

The transfer window

Okay, let’s have a bit of fun to brighten up a cold dull January. Football now has a transfer window – a short period of time during the season when clubs can buy and sell players – it’s fun for…

Forward with pottery

The lovely Nicky Getgood of Digbeth is Good (the best source of Digbeth info around) found this tiny doll’s chamber pot and gave it to us. But how do we know how big it is? Well, according to Nicky, you…

The psychogeographers on the bus go round and round

One thing those old Hebrew storytellers had  was a grasp of the symbolic power of encircling a town. When Joshua brings down Jericho it’s not the brass arrangement, it’s the ongoing circumnavigation. So if there was an easy way to…

Death Race 2008

The Birmingham Fixed Wheel Biking community (this is bikes without gears, isn’t it?) is aiming to reclaim the styx on halloween night with a ghoulish fancy-dress bike ride. Which has a storming flyer, thus: And then they’re going to the…

BH-X-Ray BHX-Rated

Ol’ BHX, it’s in Solihull but we have to go there. It’s not the worst airport in the world, there aren’t cattle grids over the runway like in Coventry, and it does have a nice magnetic train thing. It also…

Eleven is One in a Hundred

The eleven bus route was considered to be one of the hundred best things about Birmingham in a supplement put together by the Birmingham Post. In a very BiNS style they also gave props to the Aston Expressway, the Inner…

Eccentric purchases

The Eccentric Auction seems to have gone down well at the Anchor the other night (well there are people there in this photo and they’re not throwing stuff at the autioneers). Nicky Getgood was there and bought some kind of…