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Leaving Lockdown: Staying Safe During A UK Staycation

It’s natural to be a little anxious as we start travelling again, even in the UK. Here’s how we stayed safe during our first post-lockdown staycation…

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Travel Tales: A Greek Proposal

Just a bitesize tale of a boy, a girl, a bag of Cheetos and a Greek proposal…

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A Lockdown Escape at The Skyloft

On July 4th restrictions were lifted on overnight stays in England. We celebrated our freedom with a lockdown escape to The Skyloft AirBnB in the Shropshire Hills.…

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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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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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