June 29, 2015

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Birmingham -The Home of Lawn Tennis: The Birmingham Lawn Tennis Trail

‘A ‘PERAMBULATION AROUND SPORTING EDGBASTON’ 1) 8 Ampton Road, Edgbaston Birmingham is ‘The Home of Lawn Tennis’ with the first ever game of Lawn Tennis being played in 1859 at ‘Fairlight’, 8 Ampton Road in Edgbaston. It was then home of Spanish Merchant Augurio Perera and he and his friend Major Harry Gem, Clerk to […]

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June 23, 2015

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Recipe: Sangria

If there is any one drink I could sip until the sun sets it is Sangria.  It is very easy to drink and has been the culprit of many a lost afternoon.  And most of the evening. Basically it is thick red wine and orange juice.  I asked a Spanish bartender friend which oranges are […]

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July 7, 2015

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Competition: Get your laundry done free!

Want to get your laundry done for free? To celebrate Laundrapp launching in Birmingham, they are offering one of our lucky readers (AKA Brum Faves subscribers) the chance to have their laundry done FREE! Simply tell us about your worst laundry disaster and the best one wins! Send us your laundry disaster confession (include photos […]

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July 7, 2015

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If I Ruled The World…..by Michael Younger

Jamie Cullum once sang if he ruled the world “every day would be the first day of spring”. A great idea, but if I ruled the world it wouldn’t be one of the first 6 things I would do. These would be… 3 Day Weekends  It can’t only be me who notices everyone is happier […]

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July 2, 2015

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s slab of cinematic action at screens around Brum! Terminator: Genisys (12A) So here we go again. The franchise gets a reboot, or rather, retread, and Arnie is back in the iconic role that made his legendary status over 30 years ago! The first two Terminator films were responsible for defining many […]

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June 30, 2015

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Recipe: Catalan Chicken with Patatas Bravas

Now the Mediterranean weather is very much upon us, I have the perfect Spanish recipe for a warm summer night.  This one is my new favourite.  It goes nicely with a jug of Sangria and some olive bread. Catalan Chicken and Patatas Bravas are two things that seemed destined to go well together.  We are […]

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June 25, 2015

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At the Flix with @Timmy666

Hello, Excellent. Welcome one and all to this week’s #AtTheFlix. Let’s don our yellow suits and explore the cinematic goodness! Minions (U) The big screen treatment of Minions is as inevitable as it is welcome. The film is one part backstory, or rather history, where we witness the great Minions evolving through time. That is until we […]

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June 22, 2015

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If I Ruled The World…by Rickie J

The Birmingham Favourites founder would solve the world’s problems with cake and put persistent social media moaners in a ‘sin bin’. People are positive A tricky one to enforce although it means the world of difference in people’s happiness. Government to set the example by changing their language, after all, even the Queen tends to look […]

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June 18, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello one and all, It’s #AtTheFlix time, a weekly slab of what’s hot and not this week at the cinema. Let’s delve in shall we…. Entourage (15) Not only what should be a welcome big screen outing for the hit TV show, but one which will likely be a hit irrespective of critical opinion. If […]

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June 16, 2015

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Recipe: Paella

The Spanish are great communal eaters, and they often eat quite late in the day.  The dish they are internationally known for is Paella, made with soft rice, fish and meat.  Every town, every chef and every Madre has their own way of making  the dish.  It is known, visually, for being served up in […]

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June 15, 2015

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Dear, Library of Birmingham

The Library of Birmingham is a beautiful building, nonetheless, I had my doubts that it was going to be functional from the start. Having coped without a weekly visit to the old library for nine months, like many, I counted down the weeks to having access to a local library again. The excitement remains even […]

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June 11, 2015

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At The Flix with @timmy666

Hello one and all, I write this week’s Flix just as the announcement of Christopher Lee’s passing has come on the news. Few actors have left such a monumental footprint on cinema from Dracula to Scaramanga. Arguably though it’s his last ten to fifteen years which has seen his impact on cinema reach the commercial […]

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