by @Timmy666

January 22, 2014

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Neighbourhood Watch : Jewellery Quarter

Still the largest jewellery quarter in Europe where 40% of the UK’s jewellery is made, the area is one of the city’s proud heritage neighbourhoods. Situated just a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, in fact you can pick up the pavement trail down Newhall Street from the Great Charles Queensway (take a look […]

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July 3, 2013

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Welcome to Birmingham Favourites!

A place to share all that’s great in our city! A warm welcome is exactly what you expect from Brummies. Everywhere we go, people are keen to part with their knowledge of great things to do, places to see and people to meet. Birmingham Favourites is the online equivalent of that. A love letter to […]

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April 20, 2014

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Amazing Spider-Man 2 @ The Giant Screen

With the relentless onslaught of superhero movies that have flown through our cinemas in the last few years it is easy to forget that a mere decade ago there was only a handful of household names in the spandex wearing community. One of the biggest of these was Spider-Man – a character who achieved much […]

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April 18, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all and welcome to this week’s At the Flix. As it’s Easter, I will purposely avoid the use of seasonal clichés and puns. Nonetheless let’s crack open the creme egg and see what glorious cinematic gooeyness awaits, especially as this week is particularly glorious and gooey in equal measure. Ok, I lied […]

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April 15, 2014

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Easter Cocktails

Our Easter Bunny (AKA: cocktail reporter is back with her discoveries for Easter cocktails in Birmingham. Taylah tells us there’s more to Easter than eggs and bunnies! Chocolate cocktails are popular all year round and with Easter just around the corner, Birmingham’s best cocktail bars have set to work creating even more devilishly indulgent Easter […]

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April 14, 2014

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Wanted: Small Business News

Where is all the good news from the micro business? You know, the business that is mostly run from home where a shop front or office is unnecessary? Well from now on, it’s going to be right here on Birmingham Favourites! So send us your good news if you are a micro business, even if […]

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April 12, 2014

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Captain America at the Giant Screen

In an age of streaming services like Netflix and easy availability of DVDs one of the most frequent questions movie goers ask of themselves is “should I make the effort to go and see this at the cinema or should I just wait and catch it later?” The answer will probably be determined by both […]

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April 10, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy66

Hello, it’s #AtTheFlix time and I’m in a very kung fu state of mind. Maybe it has something to do with one of the movies out this week. So, let’s kick some *** and delve into this week’s releases …. The Raid 2 (18) The Raid was one of those rare films which fit under […]

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April 8, 2014

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Birmingham for Nature Lovers – Fox Hollies Park

When I first arrived on a drizzly and grey Monday morning, I was curious to see the park for myself, as, on the map, it looks pretty huge (indeed, it covers some 40 acres of parkland, which, back in 1929 when it was acquired by Birmingham City Parks Department, was valued at £250) and it […]

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April 3, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

“And Noah did all that the Lord commanded him…”. And the Lord on this occasion is Darren Aronofsky. Hello all and welcome to another exciting week at the cinema. It’s a busy one this week, so let’s roll with it …. Noah (12A) … And the Hollywood stars came in two by two… or at […]

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March 27, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

In the words of Nick Fury, “Gentlemen, you’re up!” Hello, and a big welcome to this week’s action-packed review of what’s hitting the big screen around Brumland over the next week. Let’s peekaboo …. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (3D) (12A) Raise your Shield and prepare to enter the latest adventure from our Marvel action […]

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March 25, 2014

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Cajun Salmon Pasta Bake for Mothers Day

I was asked to come up with a simple recipe for Mother’s day so that even the less experienced can give their mum a dinner they can be proud of. Equipment needed includes a large wok, a sauce pan and colander, two oven dishes and two plates. Ingredients required as follows; Two Salmon fillets Cajun […]

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