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Lockdown Library: What I’ve Been Reading

One thing I'm thankful to COVID-19 for? Giving me the time to read more. I've consumed 12 books since the middle of March, so here's a look at what's been in my Lockdown Library…

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Dear Travel – Remember Me?

Oh Travel. As a famous bard once wrote "I love thee with a love that shall not die, til the sun grows cold and the stars grow old" Scented with perfume, and sealed with a loving kiss, here is my love letter to travel…

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How To Travel Without Leaving Your Sofa

I started this blog post about how to travel without leaving your sofa about 6 weeks ago! Finally - here it is! Suffering from insatiable wanderlust? Got incurable itchy feet? Grounded by COVID-19? Here’s how you can travel without leaving your sofa!…

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Food and Travel, Forever Linked

If I were going to list my passions in life, then chances are that food and travel would be top. In either order. Here are some of my favourite meals and dining experiences, home and abroad…

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Dear Diary…Week Whatever of Social Distancing

It's Week Whatever of Social Distancing. The days are simply yesterday, today and tomorrow. I have a flock of sheep and an addiction to baking. It's A Brummie Home and Abroad in lockdown.…

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10 Podcasts To Get You Through The Day

Podcasts have become my new favourite form of entertainment, whilst working, walking, driving or just doing nothing at all. Here are 10 of my favourite podcasts to get you through the day…

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Visiting The Grand Canyon: An Overnight Trip from Las Vegas

Visiting the Grand Canyon is on many a bucket list - and quite rightly so! Here's how to visit on an overnight trip from Las Vegas…

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Dear Diary…Week 3 of Social Distancing/Week 2 of Lockdown

Monkeying around. Discovering the delights and pitfalls of Zoom. Dinosaurs and Potatoes. It’s Week 3 of Social Distancing and Week 2 of Lockdown in the Brummie Home and Abroad household…

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Dear Diary…Week 2 of Social Distancing (The Lockdown Edition)

Virtual cooking, meat and cheese survival packages and fancy dress Friday. It’s Week 2 of Social Distancing in the Brummie Home and Abroad household - the Lockdown Edition…

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Dear Diary…Day 6 of Social Distancing

Llamas. Unintentional stockpiling of celery. A plethora of new electrical goods. It’s Day 6 of Social Distancing in the Brummie Home and Abroad household.…

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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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