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Why You Should Shop Independent This Christmas

I'm always banging on about choosing independents over large chains - here's why your local businesses need you to shop independent not only this Christmas but all year round!…

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10 Travel-Related “Would You Rather” Questions

A Brummie Home and Abroad asks all the important "Would You Rather" questions. Like lost luggage or missed flight? Jetlag or no weight gain? Abandoned in the African bush or in the ocean?…

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Theatre Review: The Mousetrap

PRESS NIGHT INVITE: The long-running classic The Mousetrap returns to Birmingham. Whodunnit? I could tell you but then I'd have to kill you...…

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Christmas Markets, Home and Abroad

It's the most wonderful time of the year... The time when festive markets come out to play and every drink comes with a cinnamon stick floating in it. So why am I seeking out an authentic German Christmas Market when we have one right here in Birmingham?…

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Theatre Review: Curtains

PRESS INVITE: Is it a whodunnit? Is it a musical? The highly entertaining "Curtains" manages to combine both and it's at Birmingham's Alexandra Theatre untill Saturday…

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48 Hours in Vienna: The Christmas Edition

The Austrian capital city is a perfect place for a winter city break, and the festive markets are amazing! Here's A Brummie Home and Abroad guide to a perfect 48 hours in Vienna. Includes schnitzel, bratwurst and lots of mulled alcohol.…

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Brum on a Budget with Megabus *AD*

AD: A Brummie Home and Abroad was challenged by Megabus to come up with a plan for visitors to discover Brum on a budget…

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Top 6 Places to Visit on Naxos with a Rental Car

Want to know the best places to visit on Naxos? Here are my recommendations for a perfect day exploring the island in a rental car!…

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Theatre Review: The Exorcist

After the iconic horror film spooked Pa Lee back in the 70s, I decided he would be my perfect plus one to this pre-Halloween performance of The Exorcist at the Alexandra Theatre. But would this stage version still send shivers down the spine?…

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Hiking for Non-Hikers: Two More Lake District Hikes

That Alfred Wainwright fella knew a bit about Lake District Hikes didn't he? We follow in his footsteps and bag two new wainwrights to add to our collection…

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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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