Sunday, 1 January 2012

Gas Street Moorings, Birmingham

 Guess what my New Year's resolution is?  And it's not as if nothing has been going on in the last three months either.

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are not too overhung this morning.

No fireworks last night, Birmingham Council, in their wisdom, moved the show to Victoria Square and had a "low-level pyrotechnic display" ie: didn't want to spend any money.

We have finally moved onto our new mooring.  It has only taken a year and we still have not got an electricity card reader, so are still plugged in to the old box.

Moving across the Worcester Bar three weeks ago, we were surprised at how much quieter it is here and there is so much more light and the views are much better.  From the bedroom window I can see Broad Street Tunnel and the lights at night are very pretty.  In the other direction I can see right down towards the Cube.

Here is a late Christmas card (must have got stuck in the Post!).  A picture of Mike's chimney and Buckby cans cut into circles with Nesties and inverted (outside on the top and smallest one at the back).  I also cut a circle into the front of the white card blank and stuck the photo behind the hole. 

To finish off I added sparkly blue and holographic snowflakes and a peel-off sentiment.


Andy Tidy said...

HI Brenda and David - I walked through Gas St last week and noticed your change of location. I figured that Away had finally ousted you!
I have a little series coming up on the lost arms of Gas St and I have a fine view of your bows scheduled for the 16th Jan (I think). Does the little arm under the bridge opposite have a name?
Happy New Year. Andy

Brenda Scowcroft said...

Hi Andy, Yes, we may have lost the battle, but we won the war! The arm opposite was called the Regency Arm or BBC Arm (as the BBC were over there at one time. Hope this helps. Where can we read your articles?

Andy Tidy said...

You will find them here:

I think the first one is live on 12th Jan.

Mind you, I doubt I will tell you anything you dint already know. I am on the hunt for photos of old wharf beyond Bridge St.

Brenda Scowcroft said...

No photos but we do have an old map somewhere

Andy Tidy said...

Old maps - you are talking my language Brenda. Can I copy i if you find it?