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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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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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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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