Budapest is an amazingly, beautiful city. Something that I had not quite appreciated before going there in May. If you have not been I would urge you to put it on your list of places to go. It is a city full of history, that is so recent it is still palpable. The food was fantastic and the people friendly.
‘Your time at Eckington Manor can be spent exactly as you please, brushing up on your cookery skills, relaxing in our luxurious bedrooms, sampling some of the delicious foods on offer or simply soaking up the countryside air.’
This is how Eckington Manor describes itself and was exactly what we needed after a frantic few weeks of me getting my coursework together for university and D helping and supporting me all the way. We also had the great excuse of the bathroom being done, there was not a more perfect time to escape to the country.
At the beginning of September we went down to Brighton for a three day weekend. It was quite possibly one of the best weekends we have had away in absolutely ages. I had never been to Brighton and I was really excited. The journey down only took a couple of hours and I wondered why we had not made the trip before.
Between 20th July and 27th September Birmingham is being taken over by 89 owls. Each one has been designed by a different artist and has been sponsored by a company or organisation. There are also owlets to be found too, which have been designed by different schools in Birmingham. At the end of the event the owls will be auctioned off and all the proceeds will go to Birmingham Children’s hospital, which is obviously a great cause.