Ever so occasionally I’m accused of being city centre centric. Hey, the clue's in the name. Boutiques in Birmingham regularly get shout outs ‘cuz I’m basically a self-appointed B'ham indie cheerleader. But I’ve got nothing against the ‘burbs and there are gems to be found outside of B1 to B5, either a short drive away or a bit further afield. But all less than an hour from Grand Central. Pom-poms optional.
I get it. We’re all busy. Busy with work, busy maintaining our social lives and busy trying to carry on with a façade of normality whilst also stockpiling canned foods and medicines before March 29. So sometimes, meal planning, meetings and remembering to pay bills just don’t feel like a priority. But these apps can lend a hand and save you some precious time.
I recently made it all the way to India to avoid that cold, dim week we had at the beginning of the month. Taking Linda Geddes' Chasing the Sun: The new science of sunlight for reading, I have a new-found respect for my obsession with that magical, fiery ball in the sky.