Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Day 43 of 365: Busy Bees


Busy bees we were today. I took this while we were out running our errands. I meant to get a picture from when we were in Birmingham, but I completely forgot to pull out my camera and it was a gorgeous day...so Dudley Parish Church will have to be proof enough.


This is what we did in Birmingham. I opened a bank account so I finally have somewhere for my wages to go (once I have wages to actually go somewhere). I had to settle for a picture of the business card as I forgot to take a pic of the outside of the bank itself.

We had to walk from the Timeplan office under the five ways. It's just a series of under-bridge walkways (they call them subways here, but not referring to any train) below a large roundabout at a major road junction near the city centre. Lots of food buggies also down there made it very tempting, but DH and I exercised restraint.

Nearby I noticed an older Five Ways Shopping Centre -- blue lettering on a dirty and moss-covered white building. I made a sarcastic comment to Matt about the graffiti and how it looked like an inviting place to do business. Clearly this was a "happening" place to be, perhaps in the early to mid-90s. It has now been replaced by a more "hip" Five Ways down the Broad Street with a full movie theatre and loads of clubs and bars -- one promoting 'Vodka & Food,' which are life's necessities, obviously.

2 comments:

UK Christine =^..^= said...

Did Lloyds give you a debit card with your account? I was able to start an account w/ a debit card at HSBC. Curious if Lloyds does that also?

Meg said...

Yes, just got it today. £100 overdraft as well. Woo hoo!