Friday, 4 August 2017

The Start Of Something New - July Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup

Ah the start of something new.

It's such a fantastic feeling.  A mixture of nerves and excitement and thinking whether you've done the right thing or not!  New adventure, same old me.  I'm keen!!


Life
July has been both a quiet month but also a big one for me.  I am now a student of design and next year hopefully I'll be a graphic design students and I am loving how everything is going.  I've just finished my second week back and I am LOVING it!  I'm studying at Tafe and it's so different to university.  It has been fun to adapt to a different learning style and situation but I'm still going to be using everything I learnt from university and taking that through to Tafe so I keep on track of everything.

I've met a heap of new people and we've all got our spots and computers in the classroom that we all like to use which is  bit funny.  I've chosen a computer that is second from the end and I like that because I'm not on the end and only have one person to bounce ideas off.  I sit between two guys and the ideas just bounce around and it's so productive!  But we also then just shut off and get on with everything so it's great!  My spot faces a wall but I also am facing a wall but just to the left there are huge windows so it's nice to be able to see the outside which I didn't get to have with my desk at uni!

But long story short I am loving studying design and for once in a very long time, I feel content with how my life is going.  So I'm happy!

Music has been interesting.  And I use the word in interesting in a not so happy way.  We were meant to be competing in an A-Grade section at these music championships but we're not anymore because not enough people were fronting up to rehearsals.  While I completely get that people have lives outside of music, everyone made a commitment to music and when people just don't take it seriously that annoys me.  It's like a group assignment on a huuuuuge scale and we clearly got the people who didn't want to do anything.

So that was annoying.  But also a relief.  Because if we had gone ahead and competed it would have actually been a train crash on stage and no one wants that.  So it's kind of a good thing but also an annoying thing.  Especially when you have people who spent hours and hours and hours learning how to play the test piece and it's all kind of for nothing?  Sure I know how the play it but the end goal was to play it in a competition setting and now we're not doing it.  Many sad faces.

BUT WE HAVE TO INCLUDE A POSITIVE ABOUT MUSIC!  I am now a percussion player in a little band who is playing in an ungraded section!  The kids in this group have only been playing for a few years and gosh they are so adorable.  They toot their little hearts out and it doesn't matter that they're out of tune, they are just enjoying it so much!  I get to play the timpani (living out a life goal here!), the bells, tambourine, scraping a cymbal with a coin and also the highly technical triangle.  I have a triangle solo and also a timpani solo and damn I am keen!

Instagram
It was in June's Instagram Diary & Monthly Roundup that I mentioned when you hit milestones and then it goes straight back down and you've no longer hit that milestone.  Well.  Ya girl hit 500 followers on Instagram and it just went up from there!  I'm not about numbers because I genuinely don't think I have the brain and mindset to do all of that social media numbers business but woooo !

Also because I will do a little shameless self promo in my blog...  If you're not following me already on Instagram you totally should!  And let me know as well! ;)  < @emmadaisy___ >


~ Easy going Wednesday ~ Mountain line art ~ When winter wasn't so bad ~
~ Nice smelling things and nice reads ~ Sunday Marvel fun ~ Blissful rainy days ~
~ Chilly Friday views ~ Back to the old stomping grounds ~ Earthy Eats providing the goods ~

emmadaisy
Ah my precious little blog!  I've done an alright job of keeping to my schedule, slipped up a couple of times but still I'm pretty chuffed.  Now that I'm studying again, I'm going to have to really really knuckle down with scheduling or reduce my weekly blog posts from two to three.  I don't know what I'll do at the moment but you'll be able to see what's happening on my blog so see how everything is going!


I hope you lovely folk all had a lovely July and am ready for August.  I'm trying to not get sick so wish me luck!  Damn horrible flues!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July Top Five

I have been so excited to share these top five favourites with you all!

July has been such an interesting month and would you look at that I wrote that exact sentence last month hahaha ah that's awkward... 


The Good Karma Hospital.  I'm not one to watch all that much tv, I stick to YouTube if I'm honest.  In the last few months/year or so the amount of shows I've watched has reduced quite a bit, however a new beauty has appeared on the screen and I am LOVING IT!  The Good Karma Hospital.  I saw some promos for this and did think it sounded interesting but never made a mental note as to when it was on.  Big mistake because I nearly missed the first episode when it initially aired here and I would have probably been fuming.  I love the show.  If you haven't seen it already, to sum the show up in a few words - it is a medical drama where Ruby Walker heads off to South India to make a fresh start in a hospital which is understaffed, unfunded and with an abundance of patients.  And you'll have to watch the show to see what else happens hehehehe!  I love everyone in it and not going to lie Dr Varma although he can seem grumpy he such a character!

Crunch Time.  Simon's Cat is a cheeky cat and one that has made me laugh so hard (to the point I have to leave the room and calm myself down) and now he's got his own game app and I am hooked!  It's a classic one where you have to connect coloured treats so solve levels, where goals include feeding cats the treats that they want, collecting goldfish, getting milk and knocking a pug and an 'evil' squirrel away and so much more!  I love the graphics in this and the illustrations are just so cute in definitely in keeping with what I have known and love from Simon's Cat.  I also think it is a lot more challenging than it seems.  Looks cute but some of the levels are quite challenging so prepare yourself for that!


Witness, Katy Perry.  15 songs and 57 minutes of fresh tunes!  I love!  I adore Katy Perry and her Prism album was one which I listened to on repeat and I was more than ready for another album!  I wrote more on my thoughts of Witness here if you'd like to check that out!  I am hooked on this album and was listening to it find myself regularly humming to my favourites on the album!

Winter.  I am a lover of the cooler seasons.  Don't get me wrong, sunshine is lovely but there is nothing greater than sitting in front of the fire with a cup of tea and just enjoying the moment.  Add some rain into that and then ah it is just so relaxing!  You get to snuggle up in cosy clothes and I cracked out a pair of boots I haven't been able to wear and I am just so happy!!  I may or may not have bought a few more winter woolies and new additions for my wardrobe....


Hamish & Andy, True Story.  If you are from Australia then the names Hamish and Andy are two which you should know of pretty well and if you haven't then get ready.  They're an iconic duo who have their own radio show (one of my favourites) and they now have their own tv show.  I was a little hesitant about how this would pan out, but I was hooked after the first episode!  Essentially people come in with these true stories which seem hard to believe but did happen and then a bunch of awesome Australian actors go and act it out.  Simple concept, awesome results!  There was one episode and I knew one of the guys who was in it so that was different!  They're going to be having a second season of it and I am very keen for that!

I'm still really bad at ending these posts hahaha

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Some Highly Possible Reasons Why There Wasn't A Post Last Friday

Once again, you would have seen that emmadaisy was a little quiet on a day where I'd usually have a post up.

So clearly what you want to read is a list of highly possible reasons why there wasn't a post last Friday.  I also thought I'd use this post as an opportunity to have a look back at the goals which I set myself at the start of the year!

I finally got my Hogwarts letter.  Still upset this hasn't happened.

I was up and flying around.  I haven't perfected my technique sadly.

The Avengers finally gave me a spot on their team.  These guys really need to hire me.

I found another language to learn.  Nope, not this one.

I had intense jetlag from visiting space.  Flight prices to space have been a bit pricey lately.

I was taking my new monster truck for a test drive.  Little Emma's dream car still isn't a thing.

Orrrrrr I just had my first week of studying design.  DING DING DING!  And I wish I had a really intersting thing to say as to why I didn't have a post up up I was finishing an assignment and looked up and saw the time and was like oooooooh crap.

But yes, after a huge decision making weekend, I am now a student of design and I'm looking forward to hopefully studying a diploma of graphic design next year!

For the first time in a very long time, I feel content with how everything is panning out.  You may have seen my post, A Change In The Same Direction, and this path of graphic design nearly didn't happen.  But it has and I am so glad with it!  You'll be hearing more of this little journey in future posts so yay for a new chapter!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

My 5 Favourite Podcasts

The Podcast app is one I only started using after my brother mentioned it to me and also when Tyler Oakley started his own Podcast.  I never thought I’d be massively into podcasts and I’ve only really touched the surface on the podcasts are out there but it’s always good to just dip your toes in instead of diving straight in and getting swamped.

I do listen to podcast episodes on and off but I have 5 which I am subscribed too and you’re going to get to hear all about them!  So in no particular order other than how they’re appeared in the app….




At Home With…  This is my most recent podcast that I’ve subscribed too and it’s by two lifestyle content creators on the internet that you would probably know, Lily from Lily Pebbles and Anna from The Anna Edit.  When they said they’d be doing a podcast, I didn’t know what to expect.  I really enjoy watching and reading both of their YouTube channels and blogs so was curious to see how this would work for them.  I’m naturally a nosy person and their podcast takes you into the homes of individuals that they admire, taken a tour of their home and they talk all about it and if you're a lover of interior and like me being a nosy person you're going to love this.  They're interviewed some amazing people, my favourite episodes would have had to be Giovana Fletcher and Zoella but it was also nice to be introduced to some people that I'd never heard of before!

Hamish & Andy.  If you’re from Australia you would be familiar with their names.  Hamish & Andy are an iconic duo who have dominated (yeah I’ll keep that word in hahah) the radio stations for 10 years I believe it is and this podcast is essentially their radio show.  Minus the music and ads you get on the radio.  The only time I listen to the radio is when I’m in the car or if I’m listening to it on my radio app I have on my phone and for times when I don’t have any wifi, it’s nice to have this playing.  Hamish and Andy are hilarious!  Easily my favourite radio station and it’ll be sad when this year ends as they’re finishing their radio broadcasting this year :(





Not Too Deep with Grace Helbig.  Hosted by the internet superstar that is Grace Helbig, as the name of the podcast suggests, this podcast interviews a range of YouTubers and nothing is too deep to talk about haha!  Being a person who loves YouTube, this podcast I love because I get to hear my favourite YouTubers as well as be introduced to so many new ones that I doubt I ever would have found.  Grace is hilarious and I have my answer for one of her all time classic questions, worst poop story using only three words...  But you're never going to find out what those words are!

Ladies Who Lunch.  Brought to you by Ingrid Nilsen and Cat Valdes, this podcast I think everyone should listen to.  I love this and can't praise it enough because they talk about topics which are usually hushed and kept under the table, and I think it's really important for a voice to be brought to so many of the topics they speak of.  Sex, relationships, social phobias and so much more, they talk about it all, and they bring their own differing opinions to the table which is refreshing.  It's all well and good to hear to people praising the same thing but I love the differing of opinions these ladies have in certain topics and it's nice to hear arguments which come from different places.  Many claps from me for this podcast!

Psychobabble with Tyler Oakley & Korey Kuhl.
  A classic!  This specific podcast is why I started using the app and I looooooove it!  Already love Tyler and Korey, and my thoughts on them and this podcast haven't changed since I mentioned them in a post I published back in 2016 called 5 Apps I Love, it's just one of those podcasts which I just can't get enough of!  It's like listening to two of your friends on some of the most hilarious topics and I can just potter around the house and listen on.  I'll even exercise listening to this and surprisingly it helps me stay moving haha


And there we have the 5 podcasts which I love to listen too!  All through this post I kept typing podcats.  Good thing for editing hahah

I can't get enough of podcasts.  While there are some days where I will just have them on in the background, study to them, fall asleep listening to them, they're also so helpful when I just need to calm down.  Yes music is great when I'm in need of calming down but listening to these podcasts, and concentrating on their voices and what they're saying does me a world of good :)

Are there any podcasts that you listen too?  Let me know and I'll lend them my ear and see what I think!! 

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Monday, 24 July 2017

10 Thoughts I Have While Driving

I am a newbie to driving.  I saw newbie, but I've been driving for years.  And also avoiding driving for years because confidence and driving a car sometimes just don't match and I would think up any excuse under the sun to get out of having to drive.

However.  Guess who is driving now?!  ME!  Celebratory music and about times!


Driving can be scary and especially as a learner.  You're going slower than other drivers because it's the law and no one wants to get suspended and because you're not able to go at the full speed limit, you tend to come across a lot of annoyed drivers who clearly can't remember the distance they're meant to maintain while driving behind you.

It's a minimum of 2 seconds in Australia, fun fact!

I have many thoughts as it is but driving there are a whole heap of new ones, so without further ado....

Could you get any closer?  I know I'm a great driver and you just must want to get close to see how I drive but could you not??

I won't go any faster.  There are speed limits and I don't want to lose my license so I'm sorry but I'm going to stick at the speed limit!  And it doesn't matter how angry you get I won't go any faster!

Why aren't the traffic lights in my favour?  Some days you just hit every bloomin red light.  not physically hitting them because imagine the damage but something getting a clean run of green lights is the most satisfying thing

Please let the roundabout be clear!  Roundabouts and me (when I'm an a manual car) are not my favourite things.  I reckon I'd be fine now in a manual because I'm a more confident driver but ugh you need people to actually use their indicators so you know where they want to go!!  Or if the roundabout could just be all clear so you don't have to get frazzled that would be fab!

Seriously, if you get any closer you could join in on this conversation.  I immensely dislike people who tailgate.  Learner drivers have to put up with so much crap with other driving getting right up in their business and it's like other people have forgotten that they themselves where once a learner driver.  Just give us some spaceee!

Is that bird going to move out of the way?  When our bird pals just chill on the road and you're like are you going to hop out of the way because this is getting awkward and I don't want to have it on my conscious that I've startled or done anything worse to said bird.  Speaking of wildlife and roads...  How nervewracking is it when cats and dogs just run out onto the road?  Or if you're doing a night drive on a country road and you turn a corner and there is a massive bull just standing there.  True story and I'm so glad I've got control of mu movements because that bull looked menacing!

I do no have road rage thank you.  I never used to think I'd have road rage but wow has a sassy Emma emerged since she's been driving hahahah Most of the time it's kept internal and I'm just like simmering away with annoyance but on the odd occasion I will call a driver turd face when they do something stupid hehehhe

The.  Light.  Is.  Green.  When the light is green and people just sit there chatting away and the traffic is backed up and I'm there with people behind me getting angry because they can't see ahead of me and assume I'm the one holding everyone up and I'm like nah man chatty car up ahead won't stop chatting and all I want to do is shout the light is green but no we have to stay calm and just wait for them to finally move!!!  I have no road rage, I swear...

USE YO DAMN INDICATORS!  It isn't that hard to flick the dial up or down.  My biggest pet peeve with driving because you're there doing what you're meant to be doing and "more experienced drivers" get annoyed because you don't have mind reading powers to know where they want to go.

This reverse parallel business isn't so bad.  I don't think I've ever met a person who likes having to do reverse parallel parking.  Granted I've done them on extremely quiet streets where I had maybe one car go past so I didn't have to deal with a heap of other drivers but I found the actual movements of reverse parallel parking fun.  Yes I said reverse parallel parking was fun, but I reckon I'll change my views on it when I have to do them in a more hectic place hahah

Driving is fun hey hahahahha

I think deep down we all have a bit of road rage hahahha some are just louder than others ;) 

Let me know what goes through your head when you're driving!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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