So England missed their big chance to be humiliated by France, what they call “Le blessing en disguis“.
I was too tired to watch it with the Beer and Pub “lads”, and my BLOC room is windowless so I actually fell asleep in the second half.
Just before the final whistle I rushed across to Burning Soul Brew Tap, opened especially outside their normal problematic hours.
They were closed. Probably just as well. But you know how I love homebrew on industrial estates.
BLOC is a decent budget hotel; the lack of light meant I slept past 9am, woken only by sudden hunger.
The Soda Bread cafe opposite St Pauls is a Brummie gem, with one of the best Eggs Benedicts of the year (I have a list).
They even had the Black Country finest in bottles, presumably not for breakfast but I’ve had worse ideas.
The walk back to collect my car from Digbeth showed little sign of Wednesday’s traumas.
Though Bristol St looked a little sad.
Anyway, a great day in Digbeth. But would I leave my car there overnight again.