15th July 2006: Birmingham

Okay first of all ... next time I say "I'm going to Birmingham to see a concert so I'm going to Cadbury World again" please stop me and tell me that perhaps it's not such a good idea to go to an attraction that is mainly for children not only on a Saturday, but on a Saturday in the middle of the school holidays ... OMG I was surrounded ... hundreds of them, families, brownie outings, the lot ... eating chocolate louder than I thought was ever possible!!

cough ... anyway apart from that it was great but ... never again on a Saturday!
CadburyWorld  Arriving at Cadbury World  at 920 - it says open but doesn't actually open til 10! CadburyWorld  Cadbury World entrance CadburyWorld  At the back of the biuilding - the arrival of children at the play area before CW opened should have been a clue CadburyWorld
CadburyWorld  Managing to get a picture without children in it .. they were running back and forth CadburyWorld  The calm before the storm ... CadburyWorld  Think I should have chosen the first aid option ;) CadburyWorld
CadburyWorld  Worlds biggest cadbury shop ... sigh ... lovely CadburyWorld  Want one for my wall too! CadburyWorld  a motto I'm going to follow from now on ... CadburyWorld  Mock up of the first Cadbury shop
CadburyWorld  more of the first store ... CadburyWorld  Chuckle CadburyWorld  Coronation Street model CadburyWorld  Dunno why but Jo found this all a bit embarrasing ...
CadburyWorld  "what just the bear in the photo? ..." Cannon Hill Park  The MAC - looks innocent enough but to the right of this picture a car screeched to a halt, two men ran out and into the centre, followed by 2 police cars full - arresting a man who was inside .. exciting! Cannon Hill Park  The MAC Cannon Hill Park
Cannon Hill Park Cannon Hill Park  Quack Cannon Hill Park  Looks peaceful, but it was really rather hot ... Cannon Hill Park  ... this wasn't taken with a flash, that's just the sun!
Cannon Hill Park  With The MAC arena in the background Cannon Hill Park  and The MAC Arena Edgbaston Cricket ground  which is opposite Cannon Hill Park Edgbaston Cricket ground
The MAC Arena  Back to the hotel for dinner (getting lost on the way - shocker!) and then back to Cannon Hill Park to see The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena - the reason for the trip to Birmingham in the first place ... The MAC Arena The MAC Arena  Support act, Susan Enan The MAC Arena  Support act, Susan Enan
The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena  Trish Klein The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena  Samantha Parton (no relation ;)
The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena  Frazey Ford The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena
The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena
The Be Good Tanyas at The MAC Arena