Created in 2014, Carpe Diem Emmie is a Midlands based Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel blog. Ran by Emmie, a 28 year old woman based in rural Leicestershire.

In the day Emmie works in a primary school where she is passionate about inclusion and mental health. In the evening she escapes to the cultural world.

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Christmas at Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.

Chatsworth House, Bakewell DE45 1PP, UK

If you're looking for something to do that screams Christmas out to you and something that is perfect for all of the family to enjoy, then head to Chatsworth House in Bakewell, Derby. Chatsworth have completely transformed their building into a enchanting winter wonderland this season. 

They've taken the stunning classic of 'The Nutcracker' by E.T.A Hoffman, so you can join Clara on her adventures as she is swept away by her Nutcracker Prince. No stone has been left unturned in the creation of this classic and it's a real enchanting event for you to enjoy. It made me feel thoroughly festive!

It was so much fun walking from room to room and seeing how iconic scenes came to live. The imagination behind it was utterly stunning. There was even a couple of ballerinas on hand to impress all the young people with their movement. It was so cute watching young girls been so fascinated by what they were seeing and eager to talk to the ballerinas. 

If you're also looking for future Christmas tree inspiration then Christmas at Chatsworth is definitely the place for you, I'm already inspired by what my tree will look like for 2017. The smell of fresh Christmas trees were overwhelming and all of the trees were so well decorated! 

Christmas at Chatsworth is available until 03 January 2017 so make sure you do not miss it.  

*Collaborative Post. Thanks to Chatsworth House. 


  1. I'm so disappointed that I haven't actually done anything like this so far this christmas! Chatsworth looks absolutely gorgeous and your photos have really captured the heart of the place. :-)

    Musings & More

    1. Oh no hopefully you can before the end of the Christmas period (which I count as until 1st Jan!) Ah thankyou Emily, I am really happy with my photos so your compliment is well appreciated!

      Emmie xx

  2. Wow! That looks so beautiful and stunning and well...just incredible!
    I love your photos of it all Emmie!
    I've never read or seen The Nutcracker but after seeing your Blog Post, it is definitely on my to read/see list.
    Beautiful Post!


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