Lazy Lunch!

Day 3 of the school holidays & my other half asked if me & the daughter would like to meet him for lunch – his treat! Well of course I said yes as there is such a thing as a free lunch it seems!

Me and the girl hopped onto the local train into Birmingham and played a mammoth game of ‘I Spy’ to which the final clue was “i w” – apparently ‘invisible wind’ (cue hysterical giggles from mummy).

We then strolled across town to meet him. We passed through Victoria Square where she suddenly squealed “that’s a statue of Queen Victoria, I recognise her from Horrible Histories!” Good to know the BBC is fulfilling it’s educational remit!

We had a lovely family lunch at The Handmade Burger Co on the canal at Brindley Place – pricey, yet delicious! Daughter obviously enjoyed herself as she then skipped off up the tow path:

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At this point we spotted the waterbus stop:

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And was begged for a ride – I quite fancied it myself so asked how much it was – 75p for us to ride to the mailbox – bargain! So we jumped on.

It was really enjoyable. A very pleasant way to travel and the driver (?) gave us a running history as we travelled

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As we walked through The Mailbox, we popped into the BBC shop to see if daughter’s uncle was around as he works there. He wasn’t but we found this:

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Cue much excitement from us both!

We wandered back to the train via The Body Shop & as it was 3 for 2 on lip balms it would have been rude not to treat ourselves!!

All in all, a very nice way to spend a few hours!

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