Tuesday, 24 May 2016

*Cineworld Loughborough

There's a buzz growing in my local town of Loughborough and I'm really excited by it. Cineworld is amongst a host of new restaurants and bars heading into the new complex on Baxter Gate. Located in the site of the hold Baxter Gate which has been abandoned since 2003 now stands something brand new for the town and 250 jobs too! When I was invited to take a look at the brand new Cineworld I knew I had to pop over, I was curious to see what they could offer that stood apart from the Odeon Cinema in Loughborough which is just around the corner.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

012 | 10 Happy Things

Is it really already the end of another week in 2016? Summer is definitely on it's way as I have started my yearly battle with hayfever. I tell you it isn't a good look carrying around a whole load of used tissues on the commute to and from school. It's the only thing I don't enjoy about Summer.  I have just spent my Sunday morning organising my office space and getting inspired how I can make it more comfortable and a space I would definitely want to spend more time in. I'm now writing this post from the comfort of the garden because it's common knowledge that sunshine in England is a temporary thing.

I have also been thinking about where I'll be working over summer and I need to start spending my free evenings applying for jobs, as much as 6 weeks off school sounds great I know I'll get bored and it's important for me to keep earning money. Anyway with that in mind lets talk about 10 happy things from this week!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

*IDFB 2016 : Aakash Odedra & Sanjukta Sinha

As the International Dance Festival in Birmingham draws to an end this weekend, I was really happy to be re-invited back amongst the buzz of it all to watch another performance. Now my knowledge of traditional Indian classical dance is quite small but it's definitely something I'm interested in and enjoy watching. I found this interest in the style a year ago so when I saw that two pretty big names in the world of Indian Dance were going to be performing in Birmingham I knew I had to give them a watch. The Patrick Centre within the Birmingham Hippodrome started to fill and it wasn't long until we released this was a sell out performance!

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

*Whipee Gelato, Leicester

There's been such a buzz around Leicester in recent weeks, most importantly because of our Premier League win in the football but still it allows Leicester to be proud of itself. In light of this I was invited to Whipee Gelato in Leicester City Centre to try out their goodies. I was hoping to get a look around the premises but with it being a Sunday night that wasn't possible, HOWEVER I am arranging to go back and see it all for myself so there will be a separate post for you to enjoy!

Located in the city centre on Granby Street, opposite another favourite place of mine Bru is Whipee Gelato. You cannot miss it with it's brightly coloured front and doors swung open to invite it's customers in. With over 40 flavours to choose from their delicious gelatos and sorbets you will be stuck for a decision. The products are made on the premises themselves, carefully made with state of the art Italian Carpigiani equipment, the finest ingredients and with a lot of love and passion for good measure. There is also coffee, tea, milkshakes and many other indulgent desserts available too if your an gelato person. It was all presented well and smelt delicious too!

The restaurant comes complete with comfortable seating, free Wi-Fi and charging points, so pretty awesome if your a blogger needing somewhere to have some well needed 'blog time'. The place is open Monday to Sunday 7.00am til late, so also pretty perfect if you fancy a dessert after your evening meal out or for a date with a twist.

Deciding which dessert to try was difficult, in particularly because for the celebrations of Leicester City the company had decided to dedicate their Gelato flavours to each of the team players in their honour! What an awesome idea!

Jordan and I ensured we opted for something different from the menu. Jordan opted for a generous helping of Gelato ice cream in his Millionaire Shortbread Sundae (which he polished in under 10 minutes so it must have been delicious!) and I opted for a Strawberry Cream Tea Crepe with a helping of Fudge Brownie Ice-Cream which was so good! I could barely eat anything afterwards and all products were at a reasonable price too! I recommend this place completely if your after a place to satisfy your sweet tooth!

You can check out more information about Whipee Gelato by visiting their Twitter page just here (I would check them out just to see the images of their treats!)

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Disclaimer: This is a restaurant review. Dessert for me and a +1 was offered in exchange for an honest review on my blog. As always, all opinions and photographs are my own. I definitely recommend this place!

Monday, 16 May 2016

Carpe Diem Emmie : Q&A.

I feel like in the past few months my blog has really grown, attracting new readers on a regular basis who probably don't actually know me.. only know me from whatever blog post they stumble on. Not a lot of people take the time to read your about page, if you do then I appreciate that. I thought adding some Questions and Answer posts in the mix of my blog content are a great way for attracting that and hopefully getting to know my followers in return. (This is until I build up the courage and time to go into YouTube!)

So yeah by using the hashtag #askcarpediememmie on Twitter here are is my first Q&A post for you to enjoy!

Friday, 13 May 2016

011 | 10 Happy Things

Inspired by one of my favourite bloggers, Katy from Little Miss Katy I want to share a weekly post of 10 happy things from the week that's passed by. I've managed to work through 3 various formats of weekly updates and I've just not stuck with one, I've not been inspired and struggled to produce a post I'm happy with on a weekly basis.

The weather seems to be going through such a weird period at the moment of being completely glorious to absolutely throwing it down. I can't decide what to wear on a daily basis and it's driving me nuts, so British weather please stop messing with my head.

Hopefully the image for this post will make you dream of more days with beautiful weather.

I'm curled up on the sofa, ready to enjoy the weekend before I have a ridiculously busy week. Here are 10 Happy Things from this week for you..


VerTeDance Image Credit: Radek Holes

Birmingham is celebrating all genres of Dance throughout May with the return of their well known International Dance Festival Birmingham (or referred to as IDFB). With a whole programme of dance companies from across the world, as well as some from close to home, I can assure you there isn't anything you should be missing and if you enjoy watching Dance then you have no excuse. I was kindly invited along by the IDFB team at DanceXChange this evening to watch one of the pieces and I was left exhausted.

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