Birmingham (uk) BLW?

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Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby jenfunfur » 09 Dec 2012, 20:44

Hi there just wondering if theres any Birmingham based BLW's as all the mums i've come across so far think i'm crazy & would love someone to talk to & compare notes/recipes
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby kittylady » 09 Dec 2012, 23:23

I live in Birmingham :D I will be doing blw when lo is old enough it just makes sense.
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby pirate_han » 17 Dec 2012, 10:50

I'm close! 15 minute train :)
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Laura Tyewa » 17 Dec 2012, 12:11

I'm not close, but I lived there for four years and might be able to brave a day trip next year.
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 18 Dec 2012, 19:49

I'm in Worcestershire but work in Birmingham so could come up for a meet :)
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Laura Tyewa » 17 Jan 2013, 16:19

Shall we do it, peeps? Maybe in February?
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 17 Jan 2013, 21:58

I'd forgotten all about this thread so thanks for bumping Laura!

I can do a Friday or weekend day, except for the first weekend.
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Laura Tyewa » 17 Jan 2013, 22:27

Fridays are good for me too (at least, at the moment). My diary is downstairs though (last minute forum hopping on my phone before bed, bad Laura).
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 17 Jan 2013, 22:56

Ah, yes, I was going to go to bed about an hour ago but phone is flat so still surfing on the computer downstairs... bad me too!

Does anyone else still fancy meeting up?
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby pirate_han » 19 Jan 2013, 15:07

I'd love to but I work Fridays. I have Mondays, Tuesdays and Sundays off - if something is planned for then Belle and I will be there!
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Laura Tyewa » 19 Jan 2013, 16:47

How about the 17th of Feb? It's a Sunday?
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Efficient_Edna » 19 Jan 2013, 20:07

Laura Tyewa wrote:I'm not close, but I lived there for four years and might be able to brave a day trip next year.


This! I love going back for the occasional visit.

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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 19 Jan 2013, 20:13

17th suits me! Don't ask me where to go though, although I work there I just get straight off the train and walk 5mins to the office, and never really taken little miss up there so not sure where is most baby friendly!
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Laura Tyewa » 19 Jan 2013, 20:36

I was still a student when I lived there, so my knowledge isn't great for baby-related stuff. I'm probably going to aim to get there for about 11, and leave at about 3, because that will work best for L's naps but I can be a bit flexible as we don't have a set routine or anything.

There is a Wagamama in the Bullring, which I always invent any excuse to visit because I LOVE the place. And the kids menu looks pretty awesome. There's lots of other places to eat both in the Bullring or in bridleyplace, that's the easy option.

The Sea Life Centre is supposed to be good, but it is £18 for an adult or £14 booked in advance (under 3s are free http://www.visitsealife.com/Birmingham/buy-tickets/). I think I would go for lunch or the SLC, both might be a bit too expensive, but we could always scale our eating down to a sandwich by the canal rather than a posh meal out.

There's a section designed for the under 7s in thinktank (http://www.thinktank.ac/page.asp?sectio ... ds%27+City) but it still might be a bit too old for our littlest ones. There is a planetarium too, which might be fun. It's a bit cheaper than the SLC at £12.25 (£11 in advance).

If the weather is good there are loads of walks along the canals (that bit won't have changed since I left!) but it's Feburary, so probably best not to count on that.

Any other ideas? There are places like the Art gallery and museum, but it's probably not that interesting for the tiddle tids.
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Re: Birmingham (uk) BLW?

Postby Agatha'sMama » 19 Jan 2013, 21:16

That time scale would work for me, a RL mum friend took her little girl othe SLC and they had a lovely time so that might be a good idea. I've a feeling they do half price tickets if you I by train too (londonmidland website?!) first instinct was that might be too expensive but it probably is about what we'd spend at wagamamas!

But I am also happy to do a more thrifty walk along the canals with a picnic somewhere, meant to be having a frugal January but not doing very well so might be I good idea to extend it to February :)
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