I'm writing this from a cafe, conveniently open until 9pm, near Gas Street in Birmingham- and, of course, Worcester Bar, which led to the very tenuous link in the title.
The photo above was taken last year when we were at Gas Street for the BCN challenge; we went back there about 20 minutes ago, and tried to replicate the shot, but it was too dark to do it justice with mobile phone cameras.
Why are we here? Well, we spent the day at Alvecote in Staffordshire, having travelled up by train. We met several other members of the Young Working Boaters society, and it was good to catch up with them. It wasn't just a social call, although it was fun to see everyone again; no, there's a Secret Mystery Project that's just got underway today. We can't reveal any details yet, and we can't give too much away until things are officially launched, but there is something really exciting happening, which we'll blog about soon.
It's not that we've bought ourselves a working boat, though; not quite yet....
On the way home, we broke our journey in Birmingham to visit Gas Street and do some academic work whilst we waited for a connecting train back to Cambridge, hence why we're here.