Ozzy the Bull

We had a bit of miscommunication on how we were going to get to the train station. I thought we were walking, there had been mention of Glühwein from the Christmas market…

I know how long it takes me to walk to the station and time was running short so I went on ahead and told Mr C I would meet him at the station. When I had been at the station for a few minutes there was no sign of him catching me up so I phoned to see where he was and thought there was no way he was going to get to the station on time. A few minutes later I saw him running towards the platform, arriving just as the train pulled into the station. Talk about cutting it fine. Later he mentioned that he intended that we should drive to the station!

There was standing room only on the train which meant by the time we arrived in Birmingham my left knee had become a bit stiff. This caused me to stumble on the stairs and bang my leg. Oops! The young man behind me helped me regain my balance and walked beside me for the last few steps of the stairway.

Ozzy the Bull

At the top of the stairway, I was impressed to see Ozzy the mechanical bull that was created for the Commonwealth Games.

This years Christmas market and Christmas lights were less impressive so I wasn’t able to take my replacement camera through its paces.

Back in Wellington we had just missed the Christmas Lights ‘Switch On’. The lights looked lovely lighting up the town. The atmosphere was lovely and uplifiting with a long queue waiting to enter the market’s late night opening event.  We visited one of the local hostelries (which was packed to the seams) for a glass of something warming before our walk home.

6 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2023

6 Responses to “A Trip To Birmingham”

  1. lisl says:

    Ozzie is very impressive

  2. What a coincidence!? I was there, right in front of Ozzy, just last weekend!
    Did you do the Snowdog art trail?
    Funny, cos the Snowman trail is happening in London right now.

    Went to Wightwick Manor too. :)
    Have you been there before?

    PS: Don’t tell Ozzy, but I think he caused the council to go bankrupt! ;)

    • CherryPie says:

      You may have been there the same day as me.

      We didn’t do the Snowdog art trail and I have to confess I didn’t notice them in the few places we went where they were located.

      I have been to Wightwick Manor many times, we often go there between Christmas and New Year.

      I don’t think we can blame Ozzy for that, he doesn’t work for the council ;-)

  3. Wightwick Manor is like a hidden gem. I didn’t know one could find so many William Morris artworks there. Even held more collections than Morris own house (the Red House in London!).

    I hope to return Wightwick soon (let’s hope they can finish the ugly scaffolding by my next visit)

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