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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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Leaving Lockdown: Staying Safe During A UK Staycation

It’s natural to be a little anxious as we start travelling again, even in the UK. Here’s how we stayed safe during our first post-lockdown staycation…

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Travel Tales: A Greek Proposal

Just a bitesize tale of a boy, a girl, a bag of Cheetos and a Greek proposal…

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A Lockdown Escape at The Skyloft

On July 4th restrictions were lifted on overnight stays in England. We celebrated our freedom with a lockdown escape to The Skyloft AirBnB in the Shropshire Hills.…

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The Future Of Travel (and Tentatively Making Plans)

What do you think the future of travel will look like as we take baby steps out of lockdown? Here are a few ideas for this month's Travel LinkUp…

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Lockdown Food and Supporting Independents

Three things that lockdown has taught me about food: I'm always hungry, I'm obsessed with my next meal and I want to eat from every company offering delivery. Here are some of the delivery dishes that got me through lockdown…

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What’s On My Bookshelf?

People are always asking me to suggest books for them to read. Whether it's a literary classic, a tear-jerker or historic wartime fiction, here are the top recommendations from my bookshelf!…

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The Night Owl & NHS Joint Birthday Shindig

The Night Owl is celebrating it's 5th birthday and raising money for the NHS by holding it's first ever livestream festival on Saturday 11th July…

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Why Being A Brummie At Home Isn’t So Bad

June's #TravelLinkUp theme got me thinking about Home. And thanks to COVID-19, A Brummie at Home and Abroad has become A Brummie At Home. It's the new normal. And I kinda like it.…

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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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