Great night out in the company of 5,000 others at Birmingham's NIA to hear and see Bill Bailey, the reigning king of musical comedy. Read my review here.
Worth also praising the food at the Handmade Burger Company in Brindley Place. Fantastic, quickly prepared meals with great vegetarian choices. My beef, horseraddish and rocket burger was excellent and the chips are to die for. Five minutes walk from the NIA, canalside at Brindley Place.
We also experienced staying in a pod hotel for the first time. This is a hotel where the rooms are barely larger than a double bed and a half plus a wetroom but they contain said bed, a desk, tea and coffee making facilites and a giant plasma TV. In place of a window you can watch the world outside onscreen via a roof cam. Wanna try it? Nite nite is the place, in Holliday Street behind the Mailbox.