Who We Are
I am Emily I’m from Manchester in the United Kingdom. I grew up in a small village in the Peak District and did a university degree in fine art before doing a post-graduate in teaching
I am Blair and I’m from Christchurch, New Zealand. I originally gained a degree in landscape architecture, then owned a furniture manufacturing business before moving into the online world over 10 years ago to pursue a more flexible life
I enjoy being active, particularly walking which our new puppy is ensuring we do! I also enjoy swimming and playing tennis. I do a weekly yoga session which helps me to relax my body and mind. Being healthy is important to me through exercise and eating well and I enjoy cooking and coming up with new recipes, both sweet and savoury
I have been a volunteer surf lifeguard for over 30 years and a volunteer coastguard skipper for 20 years. Over the last 10 years there have been significant challenges to overcome including major earthquakes in my home town, cancer and of course Covid-19. All of these have made me stronger and resilient to adversity.
We met in Manchester when Blair was visiting on a work trip. Over the lockdown, we spent time in the Peak District and then returned to New Zealand where we now live by the ocean. We recently got married and share our world with two cats and a dog, all black and white!
Emily's passion for healthy living and an active lifestyle and Blairs business experience in both the bricks & mortar and online space has led to the collaboration that is emilyandblair.com.
Running an online business enables us to work together and have flexibility in our lives.
The culmination of some hard work to get this website resource off the ground to serve you. We love helping people and look forward to hopefully touching base with you at some stage on your online journey. Thank you for visiting our business and hopefully we are helping yours!
We financially support the World Animal Protection: Our vision is a world where animals live free from suffering – together we can move the world for animals
This website has been designed to be user friendly for visually impaired people
Blair supports Coastguard and Surf Life Saving
through his volunteer work