On forcing creativity

I’ve been stuck in a bit of a rut lately. I came back from our trip to Australia and New Zealand full of words that I couldn’t wait to get down on my blog about our time abroad and all that we had experienced. And then nothing. I combed every inch of my brain for blog post ideas but was left with only dust. I even tried a bloody mind map – on actual paper! – and still, I was disappointed with the results. Don’t get me wrong, I’d made peace with the fact I could never be constantly active on my blog and that was fine. But this felt different somehow. I had nothing to offer. I felt lost.
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Emily x

Our Engagement Story

Some of you may already be aware of our news and it’s actually been nearly two months since we were in New Zealand and Matt popped the question but I still wanted to write a blog post on what will always be one of my favourite memories.
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Emily x

Valentines Day with Queensgate [ad]

Ah, Valentines Day! A topic which divides many of us.

Personally, I sit somewhere in the middle. Of course, it goes without saying that you should and can show someone you love and care for them any day of the year. But we all know how easy it is to take our loved ones for granted amongst the day-to-day comings and goings of life, and Valentines Day is what I like to think of as a reminder. And you know what? Some people do need that reminder. If you don’t want to ‘celebrate’, then don’t! But then don’t take it upon yourself criticise those who do like to acknowledge the day whether it be with a silly card, bunch of flowers, a romantic dinner or thoughtful gift. It’s simple, really.

When Queensgate Shopping Centre got in touch with a Valentines challenge for me to take part in, I was more than up for the job. My task was simple, hunt out the best Valentines gifts available at Queensgate’s many shops for a variety of budgets.
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Emily x

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