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Walking Pen Y Fan (For Non-Hikers)

Pen y Fan. A "family-friendly" mountain. Kids can do it. Short-legged doggos can do it. So accidental hikers like me can definitely do it.…

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Eat Out To Help Out: 1000 Trades

Last night we headed back to our old neighbourhood to eat at 1000 Trades. They are participating in the Eat Out To Help Out scheme, but honestly, we didn’t need an excuse to pay them a post-lockdown visit…

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Is This The End of the City Break?

COVID-19 has changed the way we travel. Will we be able to comfortably travel to cities again, or is the end of the city break?…

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Eat Out To Help Out: The B46 Edition

During August 2020, many pubs and restaurants are participating in the Eat Out To Help Out Scheme. Here are some of the participating establishments in my local B46 area and beyond…

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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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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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