Sunday, March 18, 2007
Weekend in Solihull, Birmingham
This weekend, Arep & Dina invited us to explore Solihull, in Birmingham. The town is around 30 minutes from where we live and we were all nicely surprised at how pleasant the town was - the layout is tidy, with great shops and also a shopping centre; Touchwood. In fact, the town reminds me a lot of Chester near where Auntie and Uncle De used to live.
Touchwood shopping centre.
Touchwood is great - it all the famous and necessary shops on the ground floor and restaurants on the top floor. It has nice architecture - especially the interiors where each wing would feature a unique theme and design.
We convened with Arep and Dina for lunch at Wagamama. I had the chance to try out Arep's camera and vice versa.
... oh yes, and the food was delicious too.
Amar was pampered Arep & Dina.
Trying out Arep's Canon 350D and new Sigma 10-20mm lens.
Even Puan Mama Sarah had a go (see Dith? She looks like a pro already doesn't she?)
Puan Mama Sarah managed to do some shopping, I offered her a new handbag for as something for herself as I had bought the lens but she didn't take up on the offer (???)
Even Sarah enjoyed herself on the various rides around the city centre.
It's enjoyable to explore other towns nearby - some look remarkably different from Coventry, it's quite refreshing really. Easter is coming up soon and there's a 4 day holiday. Looking forward to going somewhere if the weather looks okay.
I've updated my fotopages as well with some pictures from yesterday. Have a good weekend everyone.