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You know you live in Harborne when…

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Tom Lennon

Leafy Harborne, with your pretty duck pond, ornate shrubbery and astonishing house prices. You're like Dannii to Bournville's Kylie; the similar-looking, but slightly naughtier, suburban sibling who’d rather drink booze than eat chocolate.

Yes, you know you live in Harborne when…

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…you sometimes worry that your major contribution to Birmingham culture is the Harborne Mile pub crawl.

Tom Lennon of your local boozers is the only known instance of Schrödinger's Pub: it’s a White Swan and a Dirty Duck at the same time.

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…it’s mathematically impossible to draw a straight line through the local Waitrose without crossing at least one person dressed in a North Face jacket.

Tom Lennon’re menaced by gangs of vicious geese.

(Geese fact: the collective term for a group of goslings is known as ‘a Ryan’).

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…you’ve got such a wide range of international cuisine on your doorstep, you could quite easily circumnavigate the globe from the comfort of your postcode.

Tom Lennon

…the local club scene is cunningly disguised as someone’s house.

Tom Lennon

…a quick trip into the city centre by bus means jumping on a 22, 23, 24 or 29. Everything else seems to go via Huddersfield.

Tom Lennon

…your old butcher’s shop has been turned into a restaurant that serves ridiculously tasty chicken wings to diners sat at tables made from pallets.

Tom Lennon

…seeing Thor, Batman and Elsa from 'Frozen' stumbling along the High Street means there’s a new batch of freshers doing the Harborne Mile.

Twitter: @HarborneBatman

…you have your very own grumpy, bat-themed vigilante on Twitter.

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…Broad Street is only a couple of miles away, so walking home after a big night out in town isn't such a ridiculous idea.

Tom Lennon

…and you’re never too far from a duck pond.

Can you think of any more? Just let us know in the comments below…

Alternatively, perhaps you are more familiar with Sutton Coldfield or Longbridge.

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