Leap Year = Extra Day in UK
If you missed last month's post, find it here: "Veganuary"
We started off February with a delicious Birmingham Vegans pizza night. We had a really good turn out as usual. We were thankful to have found such a social group of vegans to hangout with.
That weekend we went to La Tasca on the canal to support some friends playing music for the restaurant. It was quite good music and the food wasn't half bad either.
|Beet salad and bread plate.|
On Sunday the 7th of Feb, we started running the C25k program with our friend. He started the program before us, but we did our first run at Lightwood Park. It was very muddy and it didn't have a nice trail for joggers. We don't think we will go back there.
On the Sunday we went to an improv show that a couple of our friends were performing in at a pub in Moseley called the Patrick Kavanagh. Who the hell is Patrick Kavanagh? Our friends took part in an improv course and then we got to watch the show at the end of the course. It was one of the funniest improv shows that we have ever seen. One of the performers was from Canada (Calgary) so we talked to him after the show about Canadian stuff.
|the patrick kavanagh|
The next Thursday we went to Cherry Reds for the Birmingham Vegans Drinks night. Beforehand we stopped at Wrapchic and had a tasty Indian burrito. At Birmingham Vegan's Drinks night we had a sound system and a number of people performed songs. It was fun socialising and watching people perform.
Mrs. WLV decided that since it was a thursday night that she would enjoy a non-alcoholic beverage and go with the chocolate soy milkshake. Who said that drinks night had to only be alcoholic?
And obviously since we were in Cherry Reds we had to enjoy some cake. They have a large selection of vegan baked goods to choose from.
|Deadpan Vegan performing|
On the Friday after drinks night, Mrs. WLV got a tattoo touched up in King's Heath. We went on a walk to find the British Oak Pub because they have Tofu and chips which is really tasty. It's deep fried tofu in beer batter and chips. Basically it is vegan fish and chips.
We got lost because the GPS on one of our phones wasn't working very well so google maps wasn't helping us. We ended up in Cotteridge rather than Stirchley. Our phones died and we had to ask people for directions. Eventually we found the British Oak. All we did was miss a turn so we had to retrace our steps a bit.
|Tofu and chips which they called Fishy and Chips on the menu. It came with a side of mushy peas as well.|
On Saturday we went for a morning jog with our friend. He invited us around to his house later that night for some board games. We kindly accepted and made our way there that evening. We played "cards against humanity" and a game called "Articulate". It was good fun, and we hope to play it again.
For Valentine's Day, we went for a morning run through the side streets. Then relaxed with some yoga and Mr. WLV recreated our friend The Vegan Engineer's amazing 'Chicken' Korma for dinner. It was really good. A lovely dinner.
|The side streets we ran on.|
We found this cool street art near the bus station in Digbeth. Digbeth is an area of Birmingham that used to be industrial but now a lot of the buildings are empty so graffiti artists have covered the place.
|The Mount Inn, Stanton|
The weekend came to an end and we headed back to work for the week.
|Weather is starting to get nicer in Birmingham.|
To read our blog on beautiful Brighton, click here!
Brighton was awesome, and probably one of the best weekend trips we have had here.
Our video of Brighton:
|Beautiful Sun in the Morning|
To see what we are up to next month, find it here: "Spring into More Fun Living Abroad!"