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Theatre Review: Peter Pan Goes Wrong

AD (Press Invite) Cornley Polytechnic Dramatic Society are gracing the stage of @thealexbham with their own unique version of Peter Pan. Something is bound to go wrong...…

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Post-Brexit Travel – What Do We Know?

What does Brexit mean for travel in Europe? Passports, pet travel, healthcare and driving abroad are all important issues, and although nothing changes in 2020, we're looking ahead to post-transition period travel…

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A Little Life Update

You think you have everything planned out - and then life throws you a curveball. Here's a little life update from A Brummie Home and Abroad.…

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Theatre Review: The Bodyguard

It's time to get all 90s nostalgic with The Bodyguard (The Musical) at the Alexandra Birmingham. Part glitzy pop concert, part chick-flick with an awesome Whitney back catalogue of power ballads, soulful melodies and upbeat pop…

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A Brummie Home and Abroad’s Travel Wishlist (Part 3)

I love a good travel wishlist. My top 5 countries to travel to change on an almost daily basis, so what's made it on to my 2020 wishlist?…

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Festive London (The Sequel)

London is always worth a visit. But Christmas in London is always a little bit special. Here's how A Brummie Home and Abroad spent a pre-Christmas trip to festive London…

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Theatre Review: Ghost Stories

The spine-tingling and terrifying Ghost Stories is here to haunt the Alexandra Theatre and it's not for the faint-hearted. Luckily I'm not.…

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Japan 2020 – a dream destination!

Travel plans for 2020 are well underway - and A Brummie Home and Abroad is heading for Japan for sake, sakura and... squirtle?…

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Bye Bye 2019, Hello Roaring Twenties!

Looking back at A Brummie Home and Abroad in 2019, the food, the theatre and the travels, and how it was all so different back in 2010...…

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A Brummie Home and Abroad’s Top 10 Posts of 2019

It's that time to year to look back at the 10 most popular posts on A Brummie Home and Abroad this year - what's your favourite?…

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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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