About me!

A Brummie Home and Abroad and Mr Fletche on the Athabasca Glacier
Me and and Mr Fletche on the Athabasca Glacier

I’m Emmalene, a thirty-something forty-something from Birmingham in the UK.  I always knew I wanted to travel the world when I grew up, even when holidays meant a caravan in wet and windy Wales (strangely enough, I’m still spending many holidays now in wet and windy Wales!)  In 2007, I was lucky to meet my soulmate, travel companion and now husband Chris (aka Mr Fletche), and our shared passion for seeing the world has led us to some amazing sights.  But a quick glimpse of my “Travel Wishlist” Pinterest board only highlights how big the world is, and how many places are still to visit.

I love to share my stories, often with my own unique spin on events.  I like to try and place people where I’ve been, through describing sights, smells, conversations, and yes, the very random thoughts that float through my head.

Apart from travel, I love to read books, listen to music, drink wine, write stories, and I’m a big supporter of events and independent businesses in my own city.

I hope you enjoy reading about our travels, seeing some of my husband’s amazing photographs (more of those here!) and I look forward to sharing our new experiences with you all.

I always love to hear what you think so please like, comment or share!  You can also find me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

You can also keep up to date with my blog by clicking Follow on my homepage – and you can also follow me on Bloglovin’!

Happy travelling…home and abroad!


A Brummie Home and Abroad

Blog Author dressed in all her winter clothes in the middle of a road on the road to Mount Revelstoke
“The cold never bothered me anyway…”

9 Replies to “About me!”

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  2. Hi Emmalene,
    I love your name. It sounds like the title of a beautiful piece of music. I also love travel but budget, parenthood and health issues have prevented me from leaving Australia for many years. However, we do a reasonable amount of Australian travel, which I realized is overseas to someone else. I posted a photo of a Rainbow Lorrikeet in a red bottlebrush flower in my backyard and it was rather popular. One person’s backyard is exotic to someone else.
    I came across your blog via Suzie and look forward to reading more.
    xx Rowena

    Liked by 1 person

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