Carpe Diem Emmie

A Lifestyle, Theatre and Travel Blogger focusing on the Midlands and beyond.

Hi I'm Emmie!

I'm a 28 year old Lifestyle, Theatre + Travel Blogger showcasing the best of the Midlands and Beyond. You’ll find me talking about theatre companies, reviewing shows, showcasing the best of food in the Midlands + discussing books, mental health + other things I enjoy too.

If you're looking for your next theatre trip, somewhere to eat or just want to get some tips then Carpe Diem Emmie is the place for you.

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Coping with Mental Health in the Workplace.

I haven't spoken about my mental health in a considerably long time, a couple of years in fact. I suppose I've been lucky that sometimes it doesn't affect me too much, until the past couple of months that is. Mental Health is very real, a struggle and I need to talk about it. In 2017 I …

Taffy Mail, The UK's Only American Sweet Subscription Box.

Whats Halloween or a weekend without some candy to feast on? In general, there's nothing quite like trying out new candy treats from the comfort of your home. I love trying out snacks from other parts of the globe but this can be quite expensive and not very cost effective. That's where Taf…

Pho Restaurant, Leicester.

There's a new restaurant in Leicester that you most definitely need to pop on your list of places to dine, Pho is a family-run business that serves great value, authentically prepared Vietnamese street food with restaurants across the UK, it's latest just on the tail end of the Highcross Shopping Centre. The name Pho comes from the Vietnam national dish, Pho, an aromatic and nutritious rice noodle soup served with a side of fresh herbs.

What's also so good about this restaurant is that they have lots of options available for vegans and with their menu being mostly gluten-free (it was accredited by Coeliac UK) it caters for so many diners.

Evening Spa Experience, Ragdale Hall, Leicester.

We all deserve the opportunity to unwind, turn off our social media for a while and treat ourselves to a spa date. Statistics show that we spend on average 2 hours or more on social media, when that becomes your full-time job then it's a lot more. It becomes overwhelming so more reason to head to somewhere where you can't have your phone by your side for its entirety, taking the time to appreciate the smaller things for a few hours.

Bistrot Pierre, Leicester

Bistrot Pierre provides great provincial French cooking in relaxed and friendly restaurants across the UK. It's a restaurant that for years I've glazed by and never gave an opportunity to, the 'French' cuisine kind of terrifies me (I usually think of snails!) so when I was invited t…

Wine and Food Tasting, Veeno, Leicester


Sometimes it's quite difficult to decide the preference in which you spend your evenings, more so now it's darker by around 5.30pm. If you do enjoy a good beverage combined with an education about the different types of specific drinks out there then I would definitely recommend you check out Veeno. The Italian wife cafe chain is the first of it's kind and offers quality Italian wines as well as a great variety of appetisers across the UK. The Leicester branch of the cafe itself is situated just by St Martins Walk. 

REVIEW | Hairspray UK Tour.

Hairspray is an iconic musical in its own right and the feel good, a thrilling piece has circulated through many productions over the years, even in 2016 with a UK tour. The musical production has all it should have to be a brilliant night out a quirky, tongue-in-cheek script, exciting choreography…

ZSL London Zoo with Attraction Tix*

I've been to London a lot of times in my lifetime, usually visiting to take in the smells and tastes of Camden Market, shopping along Oxford Street or heading to see one of the London's West End shows. I've visited a few of London's attractions but never been to ZSL London Zoo before, so when Attraction Tix* invited me to check it out for myself it was the perfect opportunity for me and Jordan to take a well-needed day out. 

Interview | George Sampson, Our House The Musical.

It's hard to believe that it was nearly 10 years ago that we saw George Sampson win the 2008 series of Britains Got Talent at only 14 years old. Admired for his cheeky and cheerful attitude to his break and street dancing routines that saw him win the series. George has gone onto featuring on T…

The Goals I Want To Accomplish By 2018.

Whenever Autumn arrives it feels like it gives me permission to set some things into motion, to start afresh and to think about any goals I'd like to accomplish. So here I am with TOWIE on as background noise (I can't help it), a fresh cup of tea and some chocolate and pumpkin spiced browni…

*5 Reasons You Must Visit Milton Keynes | Travelodge

Nestled just South of Northampton is Milton Keynes, a place in the UK I hadn't visited until recently. UK popular hotel brand Travelodge invited me to sample a flavour of the town along with a stay in one of their hotels located there. 2017 is a special year for the town as they celebrate 50 ye…

Charge | Motionhouse Dance Theatre

Charge Motionhouse Dance Theatre Company
Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry ★★★★★

Earlier in 2017, February, in fact, I went along to The Old Rep in Birmingham to see the 2017 season launch for Leamington Spa based dance theatre company Motionhouse. Their piece 'Scattered' remains to be easily one …

The Railway Children | Curve Theatre, Leicester

The Railway Children UK Tour Curve Theatre, Leicester ★★★1/2
E.Nesbit's well known classical story has come to life in this new staged production heading across UK theatres. The original 1906 book which was one of the first novels to be specifically written for children has very much a nostalgic a…

20 Best Halloween Movies Ever.

October is here which means it's time to light up all of the Pumpkin scented candles, carve a Pumpkin, decorate the house with a few decorations, snuggle under a blanket and watch as many great Halloween films as possible. This month is easily my favourite one before Christmas, I have quite the…

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