My little sister made a last-minute request to come stay with me the week before last. She’s 13 years old now and I think she was pretty keen to have a bit of girly time with her big sister. So my Daddio drove her up to Birmingham on the Saturday, took us out for a delicious breakfast at Carluccio’s and then left us to our girly shenanigans.
We took a walk through town to the Bullring, passing the amazing new library on the way (have I mentioned how excited I am about this place? Oh yes, yes I have).
After browsing the very expensive shoes and handbags on the top floor of Selfridges I introduced my lil sis to the delights of the Food Hall. Also on the ground floor are the concessions for Paperchase and Cath Kidston – she was in her element! After photographing everything for her future Christmas list I treated her to a mini cupcake and we went for a wander around the rest of the Bullring.
Outside the Bullring there was a youth steel band playing. They were brilliant. So we enjoyed their show for a bit before discovering that Chaophraya, the Thai restaurant outside the Bullring, does a mini streetfood stall. Amazing! Just like in Thailand. So we picked up a couple of chicken satays. Yum!
The following day the boyf took us out for lunch and it was all about the Thai food again, wahoo! We tried out Tiger Bills, a fusion of a bbq and thai food next to our local cinema. It was rather tasty actually and we were able to get a discount with our Cineworld cards. Of course, after all that food it was only right that we worked it off with a trip to the cinema. We saw the new Wolverine movie if you’re interested. Hello, Hugh Jackman!
On the following couple of days we had a relatively chilled out time wandering around Birmingham, reading books, watching movies and cooking together – and of course, our visit to Hereford to see our brother. It was really quite lovely. Yey for sister-time!