Although I live so close to Birmingham, the last train home is at 23:15 which means that when I go to a gig I often have to miss the last couple of songs to ensure I make it back to New Street Station on time. Once I get back it can cost me up to £15 for a taxi back to my house, so I was really pleased to hear that Birmingham was getting its own Easy Hotel with rooms starting from just £23.99. When I found out, I decided to book myself a room for when I was going to see Band of Horses at the O2 Institute – it was only going to cost me an extra £9 and it meant that I could stay for the full set and then be in bed with a Starbucks within 20 minutes of leaving the venue. View Post

Last week I was invited along to Chung Ying Central on Colmore Row in Birmingham. This is one of three restaurants in the Chung Ying group and I had never visited any of them, so I was excited to see what they had to offer. As soon as I arrived I was handed a Shanghai Rose cocktail which was absolutely delicious and contained vodka, lychee liqueur, lychee juice and rose syrup. I could have drank these all night, definitely a new favourite drink! View Post

As I lived in Kings Heath for a while last year, I always used to go through Moseley on the bus when I was going to and from the city centre and I’ve visited a few of the pubs and restaurants in the area, however I’d never actually been to The Fighting Cocks. I’ve known people who have been in there for a drink but I didn’t realise that they actually have a pretty extensive food menu, so when I was asked if I would like to review a three course meal, I was really curious.

I invited fellow blogger, Heidi to come along with me and we popped over to Moseley at around 1pm on a Saturday afternoon. We were expecting the place to be quite busy as it was the weekend, however there were only two other tables occupied in the dining area. There was a small table reserved for us towards the back of the pub near to an open fire which gave the place a really cosy feel. View Post