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Festive London (The Sequel)

London is always worth a visit. But Christmas in London is always a little bit special. Here's how A Brummie Home and Abroad spent a pre-Christmas trip to festive London…

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Theatre Review: Ghost Stories

The spine-tingling and terrifying Ghost Stories is here to haunt the Alexandra Theatre and it's not for the faint-hearted. Luckily I'm not.…

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Japan 2020 – a dream destination!

Travel plans for 2020 are well underway - and A Brummie Home and Abroad is heading for Japan for sake, sakura and... squirtle?…

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Bye Bye 2019, Hello Roaring Twenties!

Looking back at A Brummie Home and Abroad in 2019, the food, the theatre and the travels, and how it was all so different back in 2010...…

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A Brummie Home and Abroad’s Top 10 Posts of 2019

It's that time to year to look back at the 10 most popular posts on A Brummie Home and Abroad this year - what's your favourite?…

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Theatre Review: Come From Away

Come from Away may be set in the aftermath of 9/11 but it's a heartwarming and feel-good spectacle - welcome to the rock and kiss the fish!…

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Visiting Cologne at Christmas Time (Part 2)

Cologne at Christmas Time. So much to do and see that it deserves at least two blog posts Cologne. Home of an awesome cathedral. House gnomes. Bottomless beer. An anything-goes annual carnival. And seven - yes, seven - Christmas Markets. We sampled them all in the name of good blogging (Part 2 of 2)…

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Visiting Cologne at Christmas Time

Cologne. Home of an awesome cathedral. House gnomes. Bottomless beer. An anything-goes annual carnival. And seven - yes, seven - Christmas Markets. We sampled them all in the name of good blogging. Part 1 of 2.…

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Theatre Review: The King & I

Broadway comes to Birmingham as a lavish production of The King & I comes to the Alexandra Theatre over the festive season - Shall We Dance?…

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Exploring the Aachen Christmas Markets

Nowhere does the Christmas Market better than Germany. And for our November wedding anniversary break this year we decided to explore the Weihnachtsmarkts of Aachen and Monschau…

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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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