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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.

Wondering What To Read Next?

February 2020 in Books.

Perhaps, right here in the chaos, there are still books to read and you do not have to have answers for everything to be present to the highs and lows and wholeness of a story. And despite not knowing where each chapter will lead, you will feel a little less alone today. 
Because this author who has…

REVIEW | A Monster Calls.

A MONSTER CALLS THEATRE ROYAL, NOTTINGHAM
★★★★★
Watching a novel come to life in the theatre is sometimes one of the most transforming experiences you can go through. Patrick Ness's piercing novel A Monster Calls has sold millions but there is also a film adaption. Director Sally Cookson has taken…

𝘼𝘿 | The Royal Mint launches Music Legends Collection.

[AD - Collaboration with The Royal Mint]. 

The Royal Mint is the world's leading export mint, it makes coins and medals for an average of 60 countries yearly. However, their first responsibility is to make and distribute United Kingdom coins as well as to supply blanks and official medals. 
Thi…

REVIEW | Peter Pan Goes Wrong, Mischief Comedy.

PETER PAN GOES WRONG ALEXANDRA THEATRE, BIRMINGHAM
★★★★★
This is not the first time I've witnessed a show from Mischief Comedy, and it will surely not be the last. I've seen such spectacular performances as The Comedy About A Bank Robbery and The Play That Goes Wrong (which I've seen thre…

"You Don't Look Anxious" - 27 Things People With Mental Health Problems Want You To Know.

I've probably heard the phrases "You don't look anxious" "We all have bad days" more than I've had Sunday roast dinners (I've got food on the brain) and to be honest, should I be carrying around a sign announcing that I have mental health or what? Welcome to 202…

𝘼𝘿 | Inspiration for Wellbeing Escapes.

AD: Collaboration with Wellbeing Escapes. 


One of my personal goals in 2020 is to bring more attention to my wellbeing. Whether that's by joining a local activity, scheduling in self-care days or taking a moment to reflect; 2020 is the year to do that. What I didn't know would intrigue me a…

January 2020 in Books.

I read and read and read with an intensity I’d never really known before. I mean, I’d always considered myself to be a person who liked books. But there’s a difference between liking books and needing them. I needed books. They weren’t a luxury good during that time in my life. They were a Class A …

BEHIND THE SCENES at The Boy in the Dress, the RSC.

Imagine the opportunity to revisit one of my favourite productions of 2019 up close? I got the chance to do just that at the beautiful RSC to see what happens behind the scenes of their remarkable production of David Walliams best-selling novel, The Boy in the Dress. A stellar of a show for the en…

𝘼𝘿 | The Big Birmingham Bake.

[gifted experience]

Midlands fans of the hit show, The Great British Bake Off will be delighted to hear of the Big Birmingham Bake that's arrived in Digbeth this year. There are 90 minutes on the clock to create the winning bake of the session! The Big Bake team provide you with all of the ingr…

INTERVIEW | The History Boys at Wolves Grand Theatre.

Alan Bennett's well-known British play The History Boys is being performed at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 7-22 February. The play, set in the 80s, centres around a group of sixth form students from a school in Sheffield who are all striving to get into Oxford and Cambridge. Their mentor, H…

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