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April 2011: Paris in the Springtime (Part 1)

Despite being our nearest European capital city, neither of us have ever visited Paris before, so this becomes our destination of choice for Mr Fletche's birthday trip.…

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2011: Birth of a photographer (and a psychology graduate!)

Somewhere in between our trips to Edinburgh in 2010 and Paris in 2011, two things changed in the Fletcher household.  Firstly, I tentatively took my first module towards my Open University Psychology degree.  I hadn’t studied in getting on for 20 years, and decided it was high time my teeny tiny brain was challenged a little.  I chose psychology for no reason other than that…

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A Snowy Weekend in Edinburgh (Part 2)

It's our second day in Edinburgh, and we can't wait to explore the city! If the weather allows...…

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A Snowy Weekend in Edinburgh (Part 1)

For our second wedding anniversary we decide to spend the weekend in Edinburgh. We hear the weather in November is lovely...…

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USA Sept 2010 – “Star” Spotting in LA…

Our final full day in the US… and the final leg of our journey. Cambria to Los Angeles. We pack the Fletchemobile once more and set off at 9:30am after grabbing a light breakfast from the hotel office. We decide to fill up at the gas station that we passed driving to Main Street last night – only to find that they don’t accept credit…

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USA Sept 2010 – Big Sur: The most amazing coastal drive!

The alarm tolls at 8am – a veritable lie-in this morning – and after grabbing a quick pastry for breakfast, we’re all checked out and ready to leave Monterey behind. As we return to Route 1, it is clear how foggy it is today and we can barely see the ocean. However this leads to some dramatic scenery as we pay our $10 daily fee…

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USA Sept 2010 – Whale-watching and little fish spotting in Monterey

"The ocean is rough – very rough – and it’s not long before the first passenger is hanging over the back of the boat, expelling anything they may have eaten for breakfast. Once one person starts – that’s it…there’s a queue of people vomiting"…

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Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel List – How Many Have You Visited?

Lonely Planet's Ultimate Travel List - How many of these amazing sights have you visited - and do they deserve their place in the top 20? …

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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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