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Krakow, 2012 (Part 1) – A little bit of history, a little bit of vodka..

Mr Fletche and I decided to visit Krakow this year for our annual wedding anniversary jaunt...…

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A Long Weekend in Amsterdam, April 2012

The Fletches' first European trip of 2012 finds us in the land of tulips, clogs and windmills...…

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Free Everyman Cinema tickets…And the winner is?

I don’t win often, but when I win, I win good. Festival Tickets, free holidays - and now cinema tickets!…

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Bruges, November 2011: Beer and Waffles and Chocolates oh my!

Where to go for this year's wedding anniversary jaunt? After stumbling upon a good hotel deal through, and obtaining glowing recommendations from friends, Bruges became our city of choice. Chocolates, waffles, beer... everything to get us into the festive spirit and perfect for a romantic getaway...…

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So what’s new in Birmingham?

There is no doubt to any Birmingham locals that the city centre currently looks something like a construction site.  New Street Station has been shrouded in scaffolding for what seems like years now, although the new Grand Central is to be unveiled next month.  Front access to the Mailbox has only recently been reopened after the Harvey Nichols revamp.  Where we used to run the…

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Kenya, June 2011: An African Adventure (Part 2)

After a much-deserved rest day, we’re off on another adventure.  We had been attracted by the sound of the Kinazini Funzi Dhow daytrip at the rep’s welcome meeting, although by the Saturday we couldn’t quite remember what it entailed. (Something about a boat, something about crocodiles, something about a sandbank?) So we are picked up at 7:20am by our driver, ready for our magical mystery…

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Kenya, June 2011: Up Close and Personal with a Masaai Warrior

I am ushered into a cow-dung hut and encouraged to share a bed with him - Mr Fletche now has photos of me in bed with a Masaai warrior...…

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Kenya, June 2011 – On Safari!

The dust kicks up, obscuring my view for a second. Who won? Does the cheetah have a good tasty gazelle meal tonight, or does the gazelle live to tell the tale?…

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Kenya: Our first African Adventure

I love travelling. I love discovering new places. What I do not like is a 9 and a half hour overnight flight, when I am biologically unable to sleep on aeroplanes, cramped into a middle aisle seat and unable to read by the 2 watt ‘nightlight’ trying to penetrate the darkness all around me. And the food is awful. So, I’m more than a little…

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Paris in the Springtime: Montmartre and Sacre Coueur

  Another church bell alarm call – and I awake in a panic – someone has cut off my legs in the night! I can’t feel them at all! And when I step out of bed, I almost fall to the floor in a graceful heap. Mr Fletche reassures me that my legs are still intact, and points out that walking ten miles the previous…

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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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