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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Sunset Boulevard UK Tour | Curve Theatre, Leicester

Sunset Boulevard UK Tour
Curve Theatre, Leicester ★★★★1/2
Sunset Boulevard is the center point in telling the story of Norma Desmond, a screen goddess of the silent screen era whose blighted comeback results in tragedy. The classic 1950 film from Billy Wilder is transformed into a stage show by Andrew…

PitPat, The Must Have Gadget For Man's Best Friend.

This is Ruby. Ruby is a 10-year-old Boxer dog who is my family dog and recently stayed with me for 2 weeks whilst they went on holiday. Dogs need for exercise is just as important as it is to us human beings. It keeps your Dog healthy and happy but maybe like me, you're unaware of whether your family pet is getting the right amount of exercise it needs on a daily basis. Or maybe when you're not around you wonder what they're up to. 

PitPat* is the fun and simple way to find all of this information out. The PitPat activity monitor is a small, lightweight device that attaches securely to your dog's collar. It will fit any collar you need it to, coming with an extension of fabric should you need to use it. The device comes complete with a quick start guide that will get you and your device linked up to your mobile device and dog collar within 10 minutes. I was so impressed with how quick it was to get it all set up, especially when your dog acknowledges their about to go on a walk and you need to organise yourself in a quick manner. 

The Blogger's Guide To Autumn.

I don't know a blogger who doesn't look forward to the dawn of Autumn; whether it's because they genuinely love the season or because they're planning the best of the best Autumnal content for their Instagram and blog as possible. I'm one of those bloggers which totally embrace the season, so much so that I'm currently writing this post with a Pumpkin Latte in hand. If a Starbucks PSL can't come to you, then just buy Pumpkin Latte ground coffee and your an instant winner. 

I wrote a blog post entitled 10 Things I Love About Autumn which is two years old now. I've been trying to figure out for a while how to create a new post combining the season and blogging, what's more fitting than The Blogger's Guide To Autumn

The Best Products of 2017 (So Far Anyway!)

I'm not a beauty blogger. I can imagine that most of my audience are going to be surprised that I've put together a beauty styled post, am I ok? I may not know all of the specific terms that beauty bloggers do, therefore don't expect me to come across as an expert. I won't be able to tell the difference between good and bad products well but I know there's things I enjoy and some that I don't. During this year I have tried to pay more attention to the products I use and have enjoyed, it's good fun to chat amongst my friends about the products I'm really loving, but probably not so with my man who has little knowledge of products. I wanted to share those products with you. 

I've pulled together the products I have enjoyed the most during the year so far to tell you why I like them; from perfumes to the makeup products.  

Summer Reads.

I say this a lot but I'm not sure where the summer or 2017 has gone? I'm quite glad it's September, only because it's a step closer to my favourite times of the year; Halloween and Christmas. I'm going to admit that my motivation with reading has deflated slightly, I've foun…

Interview | Layton Williams and Rebecca Mendoza talk Hairspray UK Tour.

You can't stop the beat with the incredible, full of life new stage production of smash-hit musical Hairspray which is currently touring venues across the UK. With many adaptations both on screen with such likes of the 2007 film that starred Zac Efron and John Travolta in it as well as many stage productions in the past, there was even a Hairspray Live show late last year. It's no surprise then that audiences still love the story of Tracy Turnblad, an enthusiastic teenager who isn't ashamed of who she is and determined to make the change that is desperately needed in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland. Her lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. Tracy soon becomes an overnight sensation, then launching a campaign to integrate the show. Set in the 1960's when the Civil Rights Movement was very much alive, Hairspray sits amongst all of the racism and is a real snippet of understanding the need for equality. 

Photo Darren Bell
Whilst it's political message is beneath the surface and very much there, the UK Tour production is choreographically one of the best shows making its way around the country right now. Expect lots of wow factor, dancing on your feet and singing along to the show's iconic soundtrack. 

The Kite Runner | Nottingham Playhouse

The Kite Runner UK Tour
Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham ★★★★

Direct from London’s West End, the adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel The Kite Runneris currently embarking on a UK Tour. US playwright Matthew Spangler’s adaptation is not flashy and does a brilliant job in ge…

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