Neon Angel Wings in the Bullring Shopping Centre, Birmingham.
Yesterday was a special day. Not only was it Chinese New Year and Burn’s Night, but it was also my Eldest Son’s birthday. This year he insisted on taking the whole family out for his birthday meal. He’d wanted to go for Chinese seeing as it was Chinese New Year, but we left it a bit late (ok, I left it a bit late) to book anywhere. So we went into town and enjoyed a yummy Pizza instead.
The Bullring seemed to be in celebratory mode too, even though China Town is right next door. In this photo with the Neon Angel Wings, you can also see a big red heart in the background that was flashing a lazer display into the sky and also lighting up St Martin’s Church behind it. Leading up to the Angel wings there was a tunnel of lights. I have a short video of that but there were lots of other people around.
The Dragon Bull
The Bullring bull is a famous bronze statue and he likes dressing up too. Yesterday he was dressed as a Dragon.
It’s a shame they had to put a metal fence around him, I guess the red ropes where not enough to stop people. Usually you can go right up to the bull and even sit on him, although that’s not really allowed and you may get told off!
We’ve done some very different things over the years for eldest son’s birthday, including a Korean BBQ, where the food is cooked on a pit in the middle of your dining table. Teppanyaki, which is also cooked on your table with an entertaining chef and Frankie and Benny’s (which I felt was overpriced and underwhelming.)
Yesterday, we decided to go to Pizza Express and they were very accommodating considering there are seven of us including a wheelchair. The food was lovely, and we had a good evening.
Next up is Graham’s birthday which is in February, then I have a break until The end of June.