A Birmingham and Black Country thread for all things Brummie and Yam-Yam

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by cybershot, Oct 17, 2017.

  1. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    I just came on to post exactly this...

    ... I can't even work out what the end result was supposed to be
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2017
  2. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.


    Can you edit the title? Yam-yams are not actually yams; there is no need for a greengrocer’s apostrophe to warn us of the plural in “things”.

    I lived in Sparkhill and Balsall Heath for five years so I have a small stake in the thread.

    Magpie really is missed.
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  3. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Nope. I can’t change it. Ed has already changed it once. Not sure where the extra ‘ came from. Probably autocorrect.

    Will get a mod to change it again.
  4. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Weird, you don’t have the option under Thread Tools, next to Unwatch Thread?
  5. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

  6. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

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  7. Silas Loom

    Silas Loom The people have spoken, the bastards.

    Strange indeed. Especially as it's a very recent thread and there's nothing particularly non-standard about it.
  8. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Blue Nile on Great Hampton St next to the Clifden (in the JQ). Fab Ethiopian food. The sharing courses that come on a giant pancake are great but I've never had bad food there.

    Second the red Lion as a nice pub with good beer and a fire.
  9. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    I've never tried Blue Nile but I like the pubs either side, Lord Clifden and The Church.

    Not far from there on the Hockley Handsworth border you have two pubs close together, The Black Eagle, renowned for real ale and roast dinners and a cracking garden. Under new management recently I hope they keep its high standard up.
    I guess they will as they have done a great job in the other pub The New Soho Tavern.
    They do some great Indian food, they have a specialist chef. Great for footy too as it has lots of screens. Gets full as it's very popular.

    Worth going out the away to visit these two pubs though.
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  10. baldrick

    baldrick ooooh timewarp

    Yeah the New Soho Tavern is great, I love that the expansion has really worked for them. The Keg and Grill in town is good too.

    Not been to the Black Eagle. Will have to give that a try :)
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  11. Smokeandsteam

    Smokeandsteam Well-Known Member

    This was in Wolverhampton, which not in Birmingham or the Black Country.
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  12. wtfftw

    wtfftw Well-Known Member

  13. wiskey

    wiskey Albatross Admirer

    Oh I wasn't planning to post it on this thread, in fact I was wondering where to post it (clearly it belongs in the North fora) when I saw it had already been posted.

    I note you haven't pointed out your perceived geographical error to the person who did post it ...
  14. discokermit

    discokermit Well-Known Member

    the bloke is from dudley though.
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  15. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Well had my weekend in Brum. German market was freezing but pricey and too cold and crowded to drink or eat outside. Went to bacchus bar for a drink and five guys as fancied a burger and had never been there.

    Stayed at hatters hostel in j.quarter - hotels were very overpriced so I stayed in a dorm despite promising myself I’d not do that again.

    Did a great shop on Saturday - had lunch at soda bread in j quarter, very nice curry and paratha. Malaysian takeaway in evening. Thanks for all the recommendations. Due to weather and lack of time (and huge crowds!) I couldn’t do many of them but hey, next time.

    It’s changed so much since I lived there! I found it hard to even find my way around.
  16. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Good luck getting back to wherever you need to go. I’ve seen your post in the snow thread.

    Very few trains running now and the buses have stopped due to ice.

    Oh and for what it’s worth anyone else reading this. No bin collections tomorrow and I’m pretty sure you’ll already know all the schools are closed in the BCC region.
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  17. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Thanks! I’ve got to get to Birmingham airport from Malvern. Will have to wait till the morning to decide...
  18. a_chap

    a_chap Needs no introduction; a man who cries gravy

    You could always try flying from Malvern International Airport.

    http://www.joomla.malvern-hang.org.uk :D

    On a more serious note the wife drove today from Worcester to Leicester. The M5/M42 was clear all the way. I've just got back from walking the dog and it's definitely thawing out there now, so I would suggest the roads will not be a problem tomorrow. The drivers, however...
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  19. miss direct

    miss direct misfungled

    Thanks for the information! My mum isn’t keen on driving... will have to see what it looks like tomorrow:/
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  20. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Trains in west mids operating as usual. Flights are all ok but maybe delays due to dealing with yesterdays backlog.

    Good luck, if you can get out of Malvern you should be ok.
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  21. beesonthewhatnow

    beesonthewhatnow going deaf for a living

    I’m at New St now, various delays but nothing major by the looks of things.
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  22. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Trains knackered out of Hereford, dunno if that effects your area ((((((miss direct))))))

    Hope you find a way to the airport safely.
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  23. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

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  24. blossie33

    blossie33 trailer trash

    Last edited: Dec 21, 2017
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  25. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I’d be more excited about winning the games if anywhere else actually wanted it. Seemed they didn’t when push came to shove. It almost feels like charity.

    On a side note. Ghetto golf is great fun in the custard factory. Booze, dirty burgers, booze, loud music, cocktails.

    What could go wrong. NOTHING!!!!

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  26. purenarcotic

    purenarcotic Conveniently Pocket Sized

    What a silly name. What is ‘ghetto’ about it?
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  27. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Drop them a mail and ask? It was good fun thou.
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  28. kebabking

    kebabking Unfettered ambition

    Ghetto your credit card, this is going to cost a fortune?
  29. Slo-mo

    Slo-mo Banned Banned

    Well Digbeth, where the custard factory is, was once a very poor inner city area, slum housing etc. So they probably think it sounds cool and 'edgy'
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  30. BCBlues

    BCBlues Lend us a Twenner

    Yes, certain parts of Brum are getting like certain parts of London. Once great pockets of Brum, Digbeth for one, are now a bit posh shall we say.
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