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Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen (Part 2)

On Day 2 in Copenhagen we walk (a lot). About 20km in fact. And i don't complain once.…

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Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen? (Part 1)

So although we didn't find Copenhagen as wonderful wonderful as Danny Kaye suggested in the song, we actually quite enjoyed some of it……

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Out and About in Brum: March 2016

Wow, it's already a week into April and I can barely remember what we got up to in March...…

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Why I didn’t love Wonderful Wonderful Copenhagen

I really really wanted to love Copenhagen. It’s in Denmark, regularly voted the happiest nation in Europe. They invented hygge – a word which basically means happy and cosy. And it has the beautiful Nyhavn with its permanent boats and beautifully coloured buildings.  However it turns out that I never really fell in love with Copenhagen for three main reasons: The construction. At the moment,…

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Planning a 2 day Copenhagen itinerary

A Brummie Home and Abroad is off to Copenhagen...but not without a plan.…

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A Brummie Home and Abroad’s Guide to a Weekend in Venice

Planning a short break in Venice? Here's A Brummie Home and Abroad's quick guide to a weekend in this beautiful and enchanting city!…

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Out and About in Brum: February 2016

Find out what A Brummie Home and Abroad got up to in February!…

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The prettiest places…Venice 2015 (Part 2)

Murano, Burano and Prosecco...…

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Venice…a city like no other

A city where "Get Lost" is an instruction and not an insult...…

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In fair Verona, where we lay our scene… much more than star-crossed lovers with a tragic ending...…

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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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