Last weekend we celebrated three years together and we treated ourselves to a few days of fun, love and lovely times. We started off the celebration with a trip to Coventry on the previous Wednesday night to see the mighty Muse in concert. They are an incredible live band and it was a truly epic piece of entertainment. It was a little chilly in the stands at the Ricoh stadium but when the insanely large pyrotechnics went off it actually warmed us up. They were that big!
Boom! It was a phenomenal gig. I loved every minute of it. And they even played my favourite song, Unintended, from the first album, which was totally unexpected.
Our actual anniversary was on the Saturday and it was a glorious sunny day. So we decided to make the most of Birmingham and went for a wander. We started off with brunch at Juju’s cafe, we filled ourselves up on lots of food ready for our day of mooching about the city.
He’s so handsome! I am a very lucky girl indeed.
He chose the Breakfast Hash, it was rather impressive served up in a frying pan. And very filling.
I couldn’t resist the Full English Breakfast, it was delicious. And the best hash browns I have had in ages!
We stopped by the ICC/Symphony Hall to watch a free jazz gig in the Symphony Bar. It’s great how much awesome free stuff you can enjoy in Birmingham. There are regular free gigs here along with the bigger performances. I love it here!
We had eaten too much at brunch to even consider lunch but we did go for a wander around the Selfridges Food Hall and bought some french macaroons and milkshakes. We sat on the steps in the middle of the Bullring facing St Martin’s Church. We supped up the sunshine while we enjoyed our sugary break.
We popped into the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery to check out the Metropolis exhibition. It was a relatively petite exhibition but some great works there to enjoy. Perfect for a quick art fix.
My favourite pieces were all photographic art. This is just sneaky snap of some very striking photographs from India. There exhibition dealt with city lives all over the world. As a bit of a city girl and a traveller I really enjoyed the interpretations and stories on show.
After all that wandering we decided to forego the fancy meal out and instead ordered in an Indian takeaway and watched a film while curled up on the sofa. It was a perfectly chilled ending to a really lovely anniversary day. I was clearly enjoying it so much I forgot to take any photos!
The next day we continued to have a lazy weekend and wandered over to Woktastic to make use of their lunch deal on the all-you-can-eat sushi. It was brilliant value for money and perfect for a lazy Sunday. I filled myself up on their amazing prawn tempura and noodle soup. We spent a couple of hours talking about the future and our hopes and dreams. We have lots of ideas on where we want to go! Following the sushi-fest we went home for an unplanned nap – rice does that right? There is such a thing as a rice coma, or is that just me?
When we finally woke up we popped over to see Emily for an impromptu barbeque. We got the marshmallows out and gathered around the fire pit making the most of the glorious summery weather. I had forgotten how much I love to eat al fresco. Here’s hoping there is more al fresco weather for this season!
And that was our mini celebration of three years together. It has been quite the adventure, full of ups and downs and shaking it all around. We really do live a full life together and I love it. Every day I am incredibly grateful for having the boyf in my life. So here’s to the next three years!