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Choo Choo Moo: A Glamping Kinda Birthday

In the heart of rural Norfolk, you can find luxury glamping with a railway twist. Welcome to Choo Choo Moo.…

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A Family Getaway to Polperro. Call the Coastguard.

Just Mom, Dad, two kids and a family getaway to Polperro. Except the two kids are in their forties (and married to each other). And the two kids are the ones keeping a watchful eye on the two wild 66 year olds. Making sure they restrict their sugar intake. Get to bed at a reasonable time. That sort of thing. And also trying to socially…

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AirBnb Review: The Little Tump, Herefordshire

Who doesn't want to stay in a beautiful Airbnb overlooking sheep and mountains? The Little Tump in Herefordshire offers all this and more.…

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50 Thoughts on Packing for a UK Minibreak

Packing for a beach holiday is easy. But packing for a UK Minibreak is a whole other ball game. You need to make some very difficult decisions…

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Eat Out To Help Out: Dishoom Birmingham

Dishoom has arrived in Birmingham. So does it live up to the hype? We visited in August during the Eat Out To Help Out initiative …

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How to spend 24 Hours in Llandeilo

Surrounded by beautiful Welsh countryside and immense castles, why not consider 24 hours in Llandeilo for your next UK minibreak?…

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Walking Pen Y Fan (For Non-Hikers)

Pen y Fan. A "family-friendly" mountain. Kids can do it. Short-legged doggos can do it. So accidental hikers like me can definitely do it.…

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Eat Out To Help Out: 1000 Trades

Last night we headed back to our old neighbourhood to eat at 1000 Trades. They are participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, but honestly, we didn’t need an excuse to pay them a post-lockdown visit…

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Is This The End of the City Break?

COVID-19 has changed the way we travel. Will we be able to comfortably travel to cities again, or is the end of the city break?…

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Eat Out To Help Out: The B46 Edition

During August 2020, many pubs and restaurants are participating in the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme. Here are some of the participating establishments in my local B46 area and beyond…

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So what IS a Brummie?

Welcome to my World!

I’m Emmalene, a 40 something with a passion for travel, theatre, food, drink and the occasional accidental hike! I’m a born-and-bred Birmingham native so expect lots of Brum content on here too…

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