Our blog of travels both near and far, in our wonderful country New Zealand and occasionally overseas.
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Saturday, August 30, 2008
The Bullring - Birmingham
The first order of the day was to find a laundrette (hello to the lady from the Foam Laundrette who is to read our blog tonight). As Jenny says happiness is clean laundry. This out of the way we brought our £3 day bus passes and headed into the big city.
St Martin's in the Field
We called in to see the lovely church in the city centre St Martins in the Field. The field is long gone and the church is now known as St Martins in the Bullring. There has been a church on this site since 1290 and St Martins has a wonderful hammer beam roof made from recycled timber from the original medieval building.
The Bull Ring Shopping Centre
Birmingham has a huge bustling market area so we wandered up and down the aisles. We then entered the more up market Selfridges shopping area which was thronging with workers, families and teenagers. Thank goodness the school holidays are almost at an end. We noticed a long line of people outside the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts shop and went to check it out. Imagine this, a melt in the mouth doughnut covered in chocolate icing and a creamy custard filing, just devine!
Margaret & Trevor
We are having a farewell dinner with Margaret & Trever tonight and driving to Cambridge tomorrow.