Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Week 45 - Birmingham and Back Up Your NaNo!

As the title suggests, I spent last week in Birmingham, for a work's training course.

I got to celebrate Diwali Day at the office in aid of the Birmingham Children's Hospital.

Sunday, 1 November 2015

Week 44: Half Term

So the clocks have fallen back (yippee!!) and we are back on GMT, as it should be.

And it's half term! Beloved and I took a few days off to spend with LittleBit this week.

On Monday, we went to the Museum of Policing in Cheshire, at Warrington, where volunteers Peter and Mary kindly showed us around. Better guides, I have never met, anywhere. They were fantastic with LittleBit, extraordinarily knowledgeable, fun, friendly and just lovely. We went into a Tardis, sat in a police car and tried on different uniforms!

We were able to see their collection of confiscated weapons including a shotgun disguised as a walking cane, and they told us a story of some young lads who broke a house window to steal some katana from a window ledge... yup! They've been telling this story for a few years now, and it turns out, it was our house! We do remember that, and now they know who it was! They're pleased to know that we no longer display the swords on the window sill!

It's a hidden gem that we stumbled across by accident, and it's within a working police station, so you do need to book an appointment first, but it's absolutely worth a visit, and we'll definitely be going back!