Wednesday, 30 August 2017

A Goodbye To Winter

Dear Winter.

Spring is coming.  Days are going to start getting longer.  Temperature will rise.  Sun will shine more (hopefully, fingers crossed).  Flowers will bloom.  Cute as a button lambs will frollick around fields.  And I'll be sitting here wishing it snowed at my house!

Yes I could have gone up to the snow but I didn't.  Bit annoyed at that but in peak snow time, ya girl was not in any shape to go to the snow hahah

If I had a dollar for every time I said I loved the colder months I could add a new scarf to my collection.  I can't get enough of the colder months.  The food, the fashion, the weather, the pure cosiness.  Winter pjs are bliss.  I updated my winter pjs with some from Peter Alexander and my goodness they are so cosy and also so incredibly comfortable.  When I was sick I lived in these and I feel we got along really well.

One thing winter, which you have really aced is your daily golden hours.  One of my favourite times of the day is golden hour and during winter you have produced the goods.  I have sat on the edge of my bed looking out the window and watching the afternoon go by at golden hour.  Yes there was the eclipse that just happened but have you seen golden hour?  It's different every year and you won't hurt your eyes experiencing it!

Winter, you have brought some flipping fantastic new additions to my wardrobe.  Additions that I will be wearing the heck out of for years to come.  Black jeans, long woolen cardigans, woolen jumpers (many of these), a denim jacket (finally got one of these and I felt SO GREAT when I wore it last week!), and cracking out boots.  I think this winter I found my style a bit more.  I don't know if anyone would want to hear about what I've been wearing but let me know!

I won't miss you of a Thursday morning because for whatever reason you were more freezing on this morning and I would always forget my gloves and I'd be holding my clarinet and laptop so couldn't use pockets and it was COLD!  Why did you have to be cold on the morning I had to catch the bus winter?  That wasn't cool!

Until next year winter.

And to my lovely readers,

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Monday, 28 August 2017

The Winter Tag

I am one of those people who prefer the colder months to the warmer months.  Yes summer is great but I struggle to cool myself down and when I can't it's not a fun time!  Winter however!  Throw all your winter cosy clothes and food and drink at me and I'll be a happy camper!

I found questions for the winter tag somewhere on the internet and I wish I could remember where!  And seeing as I'm about to go into spring and you lucky people on the other side of the world are about to get into the chilly seasons I thought why not have a good old tag post on winter!!

Top 2 winter beauty essentials?  A good moisturiser and lip balm!

Top 2 winter fashion essentials?  All of the woolies and my trusty puffy jacket!

What shoes do you tend to wear the most in winter?  I wear a mixture of boots and converse but while I've been back studying design I have worn boots everyday to that so I will say boots!  Although slippers would count as shoes yeah?  Because when I'm at home, it's slippers all the way!!

Favourite winter accessory?  I have a great love for scarves and have a drawer entirely dedicated to them so a nice cosy scarf!  Also a long woolen cardigan!  This has been a new addition to my wardrobe and golly gosh it is so cosy and I'll be able to wear it through to spring with a tee underneath and I am so glad of this purchase!! 

Favourite winter nail polish?  I’m that person who wears summery nail polishes in winter and wintery nail polishes in summer and I just don’t go with what the season is!  However, I do have a gorgeous suede matte finish nail polish in Ruby Ribbon and I adore this!  Also gets a lot of compliments when I wear it!

Hot cocoa or apple cider?  When I was looking through these questions, I soon realised they were tailored for the other side of the world (there were Christmas questions at the end!) and when I saw hot cocoa I’m like oooooh hot chocolate!  I don’t really drink hot chocolate of coffee drinks anymore and stick to a good old cup of tea!  And I love apple cider but it has got to be cold!!

Favourite winter candle?  I have many candles but I don’t burn them, sounds weird but yeah.  I did a while back buy a honey candle which smells of coconut and lime and sure it sounds like a summer scent and yeah could say it is, but it reminds me of a chocolate treat I used to eat so I love it!

Snowboarding or skiing?  Neither…..  I would love to have a go at both of them though!!

Have you ever gone ice skating?  Are you any good of did you fail miserably?  I have gone ice skating before and didn’t actually do too bad at it!  I did avoid falling over by grabbing/hugging a poor tourist but no one was hurt hahahah

Does it snow where you live?  It was snowing one morning, at my home but it just happened to be on the day when I was at university.  And then ever more annoyingly it was snowing in town but on the other side of town to where I was!  I was so annoyed!  Mountains near where I live do get snow and it’s nice to see the snowcapped tops but I have yet to experience snow in my later years!  I did go up to the snow when I was younger with my dad and brother and somewhere we have the cutest photos of it!

Have you ever made a snowman?  I have made some but they’re not really on the scale that you’d find on the other side of the world sadly.  Also doesn’t help when there isn’t that much snow to go around and there are animal dropping scattered so you get a nice two toned snowman if you know what I mean…

Winter is almost over and that does make me sad but then again hopefully that means a good see ya later the the flu season and I am oh so glad to see the back of that!!

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

In Sickness And Health

If there is one thing that without a fail gets in the way of everything, it's being sick.

I hate getting sick.  Absolutely hate it.  And I hate it even more when it interrupts my life and makes me miss out on things.  So my little blog, studying design, music.  Hello grumpy Emma.

You probably would have seen that it's been very quiet here on emmadaisy.  It's hilarious (not hilarious) as I'd written how I had a few days away and was ready to jump back into this blog and now it's been a few weeks since I've published a post on here.

And for that I without a doubt 100% with all the fibre in me blame the flu.  Yep the flu.  The flippin flu.

In Australia, we've been hit with the worst flu outbreak on record.  And ya girl was one of the lucky people who got it.  My entire family got it as well, wasn't a fun time.  What I hate about the flu is when you lose all your energy.  I spent I don't know how many days in bed and only getting up a few times to do human things and that would completely drain me.  And then I'd be feeling fine so I'd go and sit in the sitting room and then I'd be stuck there because walking took it right out of me!

And as a nose breather, not being able to breathe through my nose when the blocked nose finally hit.  Oh my goodness.  Did you see the photo I posted on Instragram!?  Ah never taking breathing freely through my nose granted ever again!!  I was falling asleep one night and was breathing through my mouth but must have been half off to sleep because next minute I was freaking out because I couldn't breathe and clearly forgot that I couldn't use my nose and had a spot of coughing because to get me to remember that I had to use my mouth to get air in. 

When I had the flu, I said to my dad that I'd rather be throw up sick than flu sick.  Well word of advise for you all - DO NOT SAY THIS.  Because guess who got to spend a good portion of the day with a bathroom appliance.  Ah it's been fun.

So I've been sick.  I missed out on nearly 2 weeks of tafe and far out this annoyed me so much.  Not being able to work was so annoying as I was worried I'd fall behind and I'd lose my drive to keep pace.  When I was able to go back I don't think I needed to worry because I was able to finish 2 assessments in 2 days and I'm more than back on track now!  I finished 4 assessments in 1 day last week!!!  Yay for me!

The schedule I had for emmadaisy has completely gone out the window.  Like flew straight out the window and I have a months worth on blog post drafts and ideas just sitting there so I'm going to sit down and have a re-sort and typing, photo taking, editing, scheduling day so we can get back on track!  I have been thinking about switching up my schedule for emmadaisy but I'm not sure quite yet.  I'll see how things go! 

Until next time, keep smiling :)  Em xx 

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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!!

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!

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 ~

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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