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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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A Brummie At Home…Indefinitely?

I am A Brummie At Home. My office is now my dining table, my work colleague is my husband & I have no travel plans. So what DO I blog about?…

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Embracing the UK Staycation

Sometimes home really is where the heart is. There are so many beautiful places to visit, and some of them are right on our doorstep. Here's to the UK Staycation…

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Theatre Review: The Buddy Holly Story

It’s time to Rave On as Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story sends us back to the 50s at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre …

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Japan Update: The Coronavirus Edition

With coronavirus sweeping the globe, how is this affecting our upcoming trip to Japan? Here's why we're keeping our options open for the moment.…

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You Know You’re A Brummie When…

It's Guest Post Time! Thank you to Andy of We Love Brum for writing "You Know You're A Brummie When..."…

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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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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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