Poacher International Jamboree 2017

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Between the dates of the 28th July and the 5th August I was away taking part in Poacher International Jamboree 2017 - if you don't know what a jamboree is, it's basically a week long guide and scout camp! Where groups from all over the UK and Globe get together to experience new experiences and make new friends! It's a whole lot of fun. Poacher was situated in Lincolnshire and was based at the Lincolnshire Show Grounds and it was such a lovely venue to hold it.

Each year myself and everyone from the i.Slack team (the instructing team I'm apart of) go to to a different Jamboree each year (I have been to 5 Jamborees over the 4 years I have been a member!) and they're always so much fun, spending time with great friends and having a real chilled, fun week! Poacher was no different. We had heaps of fun, joking about and just enjoying one another's company. I thought in today's post I would share with you some of the photos myself and my friends caught over the week on my BRAND NEW camera - yep! I took the plunge and bought myself my first camera! I'm going to write a little review post all about it soon on my blog! 

So these are just a few of the photos we caught over the week of being at Poacher Jamboree 2017. I'm pretty proud of them seeing as I'm pretty new to the whole 'professional' camera lark. So anyway, I think I will leave today's post here. I'm sorry for the lack of posts I have uploaded over the last 2-3 weeks but I plan to get more on top of things between now and when I head of to university for my second year!

T xx

My Summer Bucket List 2017

Friday, 11 August 2017

This post is a long time coming, I had this planned to be uploaded at least two weeks ago but due to going away, my post scheduling went out the window completely! I do apologise but none-the-less, I hope you enjoy this post!

I love bucket lists, I think they are a great way to visualise what you want to do with yourself, whether that be during a specific holiday or through your entire life time. Not only do I love reading and creating my own bucket lists but I also love reading through others. It gives you ideas on what you want to do as well as nice to just see what an individual wants to do with their time too! After reading the lovely Abbey Louisa Rose's post on her summer goals and what she wants to achieve this summer, it inspired me to produce my own summer bucket list, full of things I want to fulfill over the summer months!

- Read between 10 to 20 books - Seeing as I now have so much time on my hands I really want to read more books and I feel like that 10 to 20 books is an achievable goal for myself. 

- Get myself a job - I haven't had a job for about 9 months now and even though it's been lovely not having to stress about work hours, I'm in desperate need of job. Not only do I need to start saving, I also need a job to keep my mind active so I'm not feeling too lonely when I can't see anyone. 

- Get adventurous with baking - Just before I left university I bought myself Tanya Burr's baking book and there are so many yummy recipes in it that I'm dying to try out, so this is definitely something I want to do more of this summer. 

- Introducing advertising to my blog - I have seen blog advertising a lot recently on my twitter timeline and I thought that it would be a cool idea if I'd give it ago. I have a few ideas up my sleeve such as free advertising deals. I hope this is something I can incorporate on my blog soon!

- Give yoga a try - Yoga is an activity I really want to try out. I'm hoping to find a great class near me to go to as well find some real good youtubers to try some of their routines. I have heard many great reviews from doing yoga so hopefully I'll find a love to it too. 

- Love my body - Recently I have gone down a tricky road where I'm just not happy with the way I look. I feel so bloated and unattractive at the moment and I really want to change these views to more positive ones. I'm hoping over the next coming months my body confidence will improve. 

- Experiment with my photography - I recently bought myself a fancy camera and all I want to do now is take photos. I'm hoping that over the summer months I'll be able to experiment and practise my photography skills, lets hope my photo game improves in my posts too! 

- Cycle and swim more - Two sports I adore is cycling and swimming and I want to make an effort to be involved with these sports over the summer. Not only do I enjoy these sports but it will also benefit me in my health which also another plus. 

- Be happy with clear skin - My skin is constantly having its ups and downs, it's driving me insane. This summer, I'm going to try my hardest to succeed in having clear skin and further from that, I want to be confident when not wearing makeup. 

- Spend quality down time with Matt - Since being at university, I have definitely grown so much more appreciation towards Matt, not that I had a lot appreciation before but having the distance between us has definitely pulled us closer and we now appreciate the time we have together more. So this summer I'd like to spend more down time with Matt, where we can just appreciate being together.

- Make the most of my day - There was once a time where I would wake up super early and it was great, my days were more productive and I felt awake. Since coming back from university, I have been getting up super late so I want to start waking up earlier and by doing that, making the most of my day. 

I'm feeling pretty happy and confident with my summer bucket list (in fact I have already completed one, which is very exciting). I really do hope I can achieve all everything on my bucket list and I will surely let you all know how I got on at the end of summer. 

Have you got a summer bucket list this year? 

T xx 

GoCustomized Phone Case Review*

Monday, 7 August 2017

I love phone cases, I think they're such a great way to really personalise and decorate your phone with. It allows you to add more personality to your phone and it also makes them look real pretty, depending on the case you opt for. So when GoCustomized got a hold of me and asked me if I would like to review one of their personalised phone cases, I jumped at the opportunity. I thought that in this post I would share with you my views on the order process and the final product itself, I hope you enjoy this review! 

Navigating myself over the website was real easy in my opinion. There were lots of different options, such as what type of phone case you wanted and what model of phone you had. It was very easy to get myself around the site as well which was a plus as it's always a pain when it's hard to navigate yourself around a site. Once you have decided what phone case you wanted (and there were so many different options that I was really impressed by) you get taken to the editing page, where you can personalise your phone case. There were many different phone background/theme options that were all really lovely, I was very tempted to choose one but I ended up designing my own background for my phone case. 

I guess the only negative thing I have to say with the editing process is the text option, I struggled with adding my own text when I first tried it out however after messing about with different fonts and shades, I managed to add the text I wanted and I was happy with the outcome. The editing process is very straight forward which I think is great as it prevents it from being difficult and confusing to use, so I definitely approve overall! 

The payment process was also very straight forward, giving you the option of paying through your card or PayPal. So again, overall it was a very easy process to order their product. 

When I opened up my GoCustomized package I was really happy with what I found. My first initial thoughts were that it was very high quality and looked real glossy - which I loved. As you can see, I chose a Hawaiian theme pattern as the main backgroud and I also chose to add a quote onto the case too. The quote I added was 'There's just no telling, how far I'll go' which is a quote from Moana (if you don't know me, I'm a MASSIVE fan of Moana and so I just had to add a little quote onto my case, making it real personal). I really do love how this phone case looks and the quality is brilliant too. 

I decided to opt for the tough case in the iPhone 6 case section. This case comes with a rubber bumper that goes in between the phone and outer case shell. I love this case it provides protection towards my phone which is especially great for me when I'm at my scout camp doing activities (preventing it from any unwanted damage). The case fits real snug on my phone which I think is great as it prevents the phone from looking really clunky and bulky which is sometimes the case when you get protective cases for your phone.

GoCustomized iPhone 6 personalised tough case - £21.99 

Overall, I'm really happy with my brand new phone case, I have been using it for over a week and it hasn't faded or broken. The colours are really bright and glossy and I can't wait to pair this phone case up with different outfits in the near future. I also can't wait to include this phone case in some of the flat lay photos I take for my bookstagram. 

Not only does GoCustomized provide personalised phone cases you can also personalise other items such as speakers, notebooks and power banks. I would 100% recommend using this site if you are looking for an easy phone case site where you can personalise them. Check their website out here

I hope you enjoyed this little post, do you love phone cases as much as I do? 

Tab xx 

** This post is a collaboration with GoCustomized. GoCustomized were lovely enough to send me one of their products in return of an honest review.