So we made the most of this rare occurrence, and went into the city centre, where luckily, the sun was shining!
Our first stop was Handmade Burger Co in the Bullring.
We then wandered up to the balconies overlooking the church, where people sit and watch the world go by, nice cold Starbucks in hand of course! (And some bizarre marshmallow thing L insisted I buy her!)
Then we wandered up to Victoria Square, home to the council buildings, the huge fountain (complete with statue nicknamed 'The Floozy In The Jacuzzi'!), and currently, a big screen showing the Paralympics, which we decided to sit and watch in the sun for a while.
Birmingham also held ArtsFest this weekend - the UK's biggest free arts festival, comprising of around 600 musicians, dancers, comedians, actors and more! We were gutted that we missed it because of work - especially the firework display following an outdoor performance by Birmingham Royal Ballet.
Theres always next year, and we are grateful to live in a city that has lots going on, especially so many free events!