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Birmingham Accident and Emergency is now at the QE

Saturday, June 19th, 2010

The accident and emergency department for Birmingham has now transferred from Selly Oak hospital to the new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) in Edgbaston. Download a printable reminder here

Day out at Umberslade Farm Park – Childrens farm – Warwickshire

Monday, June 7th, 2010

Umberslade Farm Park is located in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire. A short distance from Solihull and Redditch. The farm was formally known as Umberslade Children’s Farm, but was relaunched during May 2010. We went along on the relaunch weekend. There were a few additional features which I think were only running for the relaunch weekend, including bouncy […]

Protect your property with SmartWater – Discount price for Redditch residents

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Smartwater is a way of forensically marking all your property and valuables. It means that if your items are stolen and recovered then the police can track down the rightful owner. Just as important it also means that anyone found to be in possession of the stolen goods can be linked to the crime and […]

Birmingham Frankfurt and Craft markets 2009

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

The Frankfurt market is an annual feature held in Birmingham city centre for the weeks leading up to Christmas. The market consists of a number of stalls selling traditional German food and various gifts. As well as the German stalls there is also a traditional craft market featuring English crafts as well as a selection […]

Radio Redditch – off air for now

Monday, November 30th, 2009

As an update to my earlier post: Radio Redditch and Kingfisher FM – potential radio stations for Redditch Radio Redditch has now reached the end of it’s RSL so has stopped broadcasting. Both Radio Redditch and Kingfisher FM are trying to get permanent licenses from Ofcom, so watch this space. Hopefully they’ll be some news […]

Emergency Services Day at Evesham fire station 2009

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

I originally planned to take my children along to Redditch Fire Station when they had an open day earlier this year. It is near to where we live so it would have been possible to drop in briefly show the kids around a fire engine and then still do something else the rest of the […]

Kids day out – National Waterways Museum at Gloucester Docks and Stoke Bruerne

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

One museum, three locations. The National Waterways Museum is split across three sites in Gloucester Docks in Gloucestershire, Stoke Bruerne in Northamptonshire and Ellesmere Port in Cheshire. This is a review of the first two as I’ve not yet visited the Ellesmere Port museum. If you plan to visit more than one of these locations […]

Visiting Sheldon Country Park with a child or baby (includes Old Rectory Farm – demonstration farm)

Sunday, April 26th, 2009

Sheldon Country Park is a council run recreational area with a working demonstration farm called “Old Rectory Farm”. The farm building was once the home of Reverend Dr Thomas Bray, the closest Sheldon has to a [18th century] famous person. There is a car park accessed from Ragley Drive. The car park can be very […]

Cafe stop Church at St Luke’s Redditch – Change your view about church services

Sunday, September 28th, 2008

St Luke’s Church in Redditch is running a completely different service at the The Memorial Hall on Sunday mornings. It’s run at the same time as the traditional communion (in the main church), but is about as different as you can get. This is the second official service (although there was a pilot service some […]

Evesham Vale Light Railway with a baby and young child

Monday, August 18th, 2008

Due to my wife working nights I was pretty much kicked out of the house with the kids so that she could get some sleep during the day. I don’t mind as I love spending the time with my kids, but they can certainly be a handful at times. They are both at their own […]

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