Last Wednesday Adrian and I travelled up to Worcestershire to spend a couple of days with my sister and her house-mate. We were so lucky with the weather ~ it was raining as we approached Birmingham but by the time we had got to the Black Country Living Museum it had stopped :-)
We had a great time walking around the BCLM but at 26 acres, it is somewhere that one needs to return to in order to see everything there. Over fifty authentic houses, shops and workshops have been reconstructed on the site, to create a canalside village. There are lots of guides in the various buildings, wearing costumes of the time, and who are full of information. I took some photos as we walked around.....
We also had a 45-minute trip on a canal boat, run by the Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust, which was also very interesting ~ although a tad chilly!
On the Thursday, which was Amanda's birthday, we visited The Jinney Ring Craft Centre, which was absolutely fabulous! Whilst I did enjoy looking round the BCLM, I have to confess that the craft centre was much more my cup of tea ;-) Amanda has promised that she will take us back there when we visit again!
The weather was lovely on the Thursday too, which was just as well as Amanda had planned a barbeque LOL All-in-all, we had a great couple of days away, a fab little mini-break :-)