Seemingly overnight, the streets of Birmingham have been overrun by these flower daleks. They add some much needed colour to the streets, but some are quite badly placed - the one pictured here makes the pavement very narrow and is on a busy pedestrian route along a fairly busy road.
Since I took the first photo, it looks like somebody has been stealing the flowers from this one!
When I was in the kitchen in work, I looked out of the window to see some geese on the grass outside the building, near the visitors car park. You don't normally see geese in the middle of Birmingham. They were still there when I was on my way home so I took some photos:
My girlfriend, Emma, joined me in Birmingham today when I went in for my job interview. While I was being interviewed, she went down New Street for the shops. I joined her afterwards, meeting her in Marks & Spencers.
It turned into quite a shopping trip. We had a look round some CD/DVD shops, went to Selfridges where we had our regular fix of their wonderful onion bhajis (and also this time bought some snacks from the Lebanese food counter which were expensive but tasty). Coming out of the Bullring, we found ourselves in the Chinatown area so we popped into one of the supermakarkets for me to stock up on tea. We also came away with a pack of 'Unusual Taste Bean'.
After finding out that I got the job (I received a phone call shortly after eating our Selfridges lunch), we went clothes shopping. The job requires smart attire, so I bought a few shirts and ties. Also, to celebrate, we bought a bottle of fizz (a New Zealand champagne style wine which tasted really good) and Emma and I also somehow ended up buying matching trainers (which she described as Celebration Shoes!).
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