December 2, 2014

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Birmingham Books: Must Haves

Looking for ideas on original book presents? Here are some Birmingham infused book recommendations put together by city tour guide, Ian Braisby in 2013. Birmingham Books and Writers Mainly regarded as a city of commerce and industry rather than culture, there is actually a very good reason why Birmingham’s coat of arms offsets the man […]

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November 26, 2014

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7 places for laptop time in Birmingham

Stay.com recently asked me to compile a list of my favourites spots for working in central Birmingham: Urban Coffee Co (Church St) Good coffee in the heart of the business district. Coffee Lounge (the one on Newhall St) A vast menu in a scrumptious setting. The Birmingham Rep Café A pick-a-mix of old theatre seats with […]

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January 29, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Greetings one and all and welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix. It looks like a very varied and interesting week so let’s have a gander shall we! Kingsman: The Secret Service (15) Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn, this film enters the warped world of a super-secret spy organisation that recruits […]

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January 27, 2015

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Keeping House: Cleaning tips from Chef Nick

Well hello, you lovely lot.  I hope your year has got off to a good start?  We have lots of delicious food to cook this year, including plenty of warm food coming up soon plus a romantic meal for two in February.  From there we will be getting in to spring chicken and then start […]

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January 22, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix. In another strong week of films, let’s not waste time in preamble. Let’s get straight to it! A Most Violent Year (15) Set in New York City in the winter of 1981, the film follows the lives of Abel and Anna Morales -  it is about how they negotiate their lives and grow […]

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January 20, 2015

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It’s Better in Birmingham

This week, we introduce PJB who is keen to share her initial thoughts when newly arriving into Birmingham. We think it’s great to see our fine city through a fresh pair of eyes! Moving from London to work here, I knew little of Birmingham and what I knew was not generally admired. Unloved accents, the impenetrable […]

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January 15, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Drum roll please …. by that I mean “Show me your rudiments!” Greetings one and all! Welcome to this week’s #AtTheFlix! It’s a pretty strong week with a number of really interesting releases, a few always with a shout in the awards season, so let’s take a peek. Whiplash (15) Having already seen a preview, never […]

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January 8, 2015

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Hello film goers and Happy New Year to all of you! Seemingly then, there’s no sign of a detox going on in cinema world. It’s January and consequently the cinematic heat is picking up especially as we head towards Awards season. This week, like almost every week, the mainstream releases are an unadulterated mix of […]

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December 31, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666 – Best of 2014

So, here it is, my list of favourite films of 2014 followed with some notable omissions of films I have yet to catch up with that might well have figured in a top 10 list too. Leading my list is the mesmerisingly beautiful and haunting sci-fi Under The Skin. Jonathan Glazer’s film is one of […]

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December 25, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

  Merry Christmas to you all. As you tuck into your left over Turkey trawling through the (lack of) seasonal TV options, rest assured there are a few new movies opening for Boxing Day. So, we have a bite sized #AtTheFlix this week to trawl over the releases. Big Eyes (12A) Some of Burton’s very best […]

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December 22, 2014

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Recipe: Tiramisu

I am a big fan of Christmas pudding, I could eat it any time – except right after a big Turkey dinner. A lighter, creamy alternative is Tiramisu, a dessert popular among the Italians. It is very quick and easy to make. You need: Two small tubs of Mascarpone cream One packet of dessert sponges […]

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December 18, 2014

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At The Flix with @Timmy666

Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s a shorter At The Flix this week and this is partly due to the pre-Christmas cinema listings being a little plentiful of new releases. Rest assured, being the festive season, there are plenty of Christmas films on offer and a round up of a selection is below.  Dumb and Dumber To (15) Jeff Daniels […]

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