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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Imbalance, Joli Vyann

Fusing together Circus with Dance, Joli Vyann introduces a collaboration with international choreographer Jonathan Lunn in the performance of 'Imbalance'. The hour long piece immerses us into something we're more than familiar with, technology and the obsessive relationship we have with…

Son of Steak, Nottingham

There's a place in Nottingham that combines great steaks and Bacardi Mojitos on tap (I'd tap that), becoming a restaurant that I kind of need to know about. Son of Steak is located in Nottingham's buzzing Trinity Square, an area full of great restaurants and even the nearest Cineworld making it a great location for your next date night or before hitting the Nottingham City Centre. 

Ockham's Razor 'Tipping Point'

Drawing a circle is a potent and symbolic act. Humans have been using circles as part of ritual and performance for thousands of years. 

Ockham's Razor are a aerial theatre company who combine the disciplines of circus and visual theatre to create work that grabs your attention and is also highly entertaining for all ages. Their specialism in creating physical theatre work on original pieces of aerial equipment brings awareness to the vulnerability, trust and reliance on another that we share as human beings, especially when your in the air without harnesses.

4 Places To Visit in the Costa Blanca, Spain.

Armed with the guide left for us by the villa owners we managed to discover quite a few gems amongst the beautiful landscape of the Costa Blanca on our trip.. It's almost mandatory to spend tour holiday discovering new places, taking photos and fully emerging yourself within the country's culture and surroundings.

I feel very much like in the 4 full days we had in the area didn't limit what we managed to experience in that time. All of the things in this post are definitely places we'd visit upon our return to the area next year.

Exploring the Cumbre del Sol with Clickstay

Holidays are usually on top of everyone's list of things to do during the year and it's definitely been on mine for the last 5 years,but it just hasn't been accomplished. I've not had a big holiday since Venice back in 2012/3 so it was definitely well overdue for me to pack a suitcase and jet off somewhere warm to have some time out. It's important for us all to switch off, take a break and relax so that's exactly what I did when Clickstay gave me the opportunity to head to the Cumbre del Sol in Spain to stay in one of their villa rentals which I had been lusting over for months on their website.

If your on the search for the affordable getaway then I would pop over to Clickstay's website, with over 20,000 holiday homes to choose from there's definitely something for everyone there. 

7 Magazines for Bloggers.

In a challenge to be more productive outside of the blogging scope, spending more time with my head more into reading something that scrolling social media seems to be the perfect antidote at the end of the day. Magazines sometimes feel 'out of date', a thing of the past and something not a…

COAL, Gary Clarke Dance Company.

One of the most poignant events in our UK history is the mining industry, something that often feels lost and unrecognised for its importance in our understanding of society. Gary Clarke's piece COAL serves as an important reminder of this industry, keeping the memory of it very much alive. 

The Shed, Leicester.

An old friend of Leicester has made a well deserved and needed return to the city centre's night scene. It wasn't long ago that I mentioned that the city was in need of a reliable music venue to hear some of the best local and UK music talent it has to offer. 
The venue first opened it'…

What's In My Hand Luggage?

Tomorrow I'm off on my first holiday in around 5 years, despite feeling massively anxious about flying (it's up there as one of my biggest fears) I'm really looking forward to 5 days exploring a new country, sitting by the pool and above most enjoying my first holiday with Jordan.
One …

Wagamama's, Leicester

Wagamama's is hands down one of my favourite places to dine with friends. It's got a lovely atmosphere about it, as well as some incredible food. I was asked by the team at my local Wagamama's branch in the Leicester Highcross to pop down to have some of their food and do a little revi…

March Reads.

There's something about the weather improving that makes me so excited to spend more of the lighter evenings with a glass of wine and my latest book. This month has been a really productive month in terms of reading I've managed to get through 5 books, most of which were from the comfort of my Kindle which I am using more regularly these days. 

My favourite read this month was definitely Carrie Fisher's All The Good Things which is great for those who enjoy a read that is highly emotive and gripping from the get go. I would definitely urge everyone to read We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie which has definitely developed my understanding about being a feminist and what it means to me. 

Interview │ Lucie Jones, RENT The Musical

Lucie Jones is a young women whose career is seeing her become more of a regular on stage as well as recently winning the amazing opportunity to represent the UK in Eurovision this year. Lucie beams out enthusiasm and knowledge under her current role as Maureen in the UK Tour of Rent. A character …

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