The fight against the ‘always on’ culture

At last count, there are currently eight different ways to make contact with me. I, like many others, are available at the touch of a button and while this has certainly proved to be beneficial at times, I’m concerned about the long-term effects this is having.
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Emily x

The low down: October 2018

Ashamedly, I started ‘the low down’ (essentially a mash-up of favourites and a monthly diary) back in April with good intentions of making it a fairly regular part of Musings & More. Which considering it’s now six months later and this is only my second ‘entry’, I’m sure you can tell that has gone so well. Either way, here’s some of my favourites of October!
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Emily x

I want it all and I’m not sure that’s a bad thing

I was recently having a conversation with a friend about holidays and the countries we wanted to visit in our lifetimes. The list was pretty endless but still potentially realistic. ‘But I also want a bigger house,’ I interjected. And with that, I began to think of everything else I also wanted. The high-flying career. The nice house. Marriage and children. A social life. As society would deem it, I want to have it all.
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Emily x

Autumn Homeware Challenge

For readers who don’t know, I’m part of a lovely group of bloggers (dubbed QBloggers) for my local shopping centre, Queensgate. A few times a year, we get together at fun events to spread the word about exciting things happening at Queensgate. We also get some fantastic challenges to complete around the centre, previous ones of which you can read here and here. So I was very intrigued to receive an email with very vague details about our next challenge, especially because they can be so varied!
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Emily x

Why your guilty pleasure isn’t guilty

Every so often when chatting with someone – and I’ve no doubt we all do it – I’ll refer to something as a ‘guilty pleasure.’ It’s a term thrown around frequently, describing anything we enjoy but feel bad about liking for whatever reason. And it’s not until very recently that I began to wonder why.
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Emily x