Friday, January 19, 2018

3 Top Things to do in Your Gap Year

Deciding to take a gap year is a pretty big choice and many of us decide to do it for lots of different reasons. You may need a break from studying, you may want to learn some new skills before you move onto your next big thing, perhaps you want to earn some money before you head off to college or university, or maybe you want some time out so you can decide which way you want life to take you!

A gap year isn’t for everyone, but if you’ve decided it’s for you and you’re looking for some ideas of how to spend your time out – then read on for a little inspiration!

Go travelling – it may be cheaper than you think!

Have you ever dreamed about just, escaping from it all? If you spent your study days dreaming about exotic beaches and travelling in some distant land, thousands of miles away from the people you know then a year out travelling could be right up your street!

It’s important to remember that if you do go travelling, you’re going to need some insurance! Take a look at SafeTrip travel health insurance to get some ideas.

Backpacking across South East Asia is always a popular choice, think Thailand or Singapore even the Philippines! Travelling is a great way to discover not only the world and explore different cultures but it’s a great way to discover more about yourself. Who you really are and how you cope in different situations. You’ll probably make lots of new friends along the way too.


Supporting a worthwhile cause is an amazing way to get experience, a big positive stamp on your CV and also feel good about giving back. There are plenty of worthwhile causes out there, from working with children with disabilities in a foreign country, to volunteering for a conservation project and helping the environment. Think of the coral reefs in Thailand or the rainforests of Peru. If there’s a particular animal that you like that’s in danger then why not see if there’s a way you can help?

 Just remember to do your research, find a cause you’re really passionate about and go and make a real difference.

Learn a new language

Who wouldn’t love to learn a new language? If you’re having a gap year then you have the biggest window of opportunity to really take the bull by the horns and engross yourself in another culture. This is also ideal if you’re thinking of travelling. After all, speaking a little Thai at a hostel or at a street market could help you massively! 

Being able to speak another language always looks good on a CV too. Languages such as Mandarin and Arabic are advantageous in the business world and you could find yourself head and shoulders above many other candidates who are going for the same job as you! The most difficult thing is choosing which language to go for!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

Important Reasons To Buy A Real Leather Wallet

A wallet is not merely something that you use to keep the money. Leather wallets have gained the status of an indispensable accessory for men. Not only do leather wallets reflect your class and sense of style, they are an immensely useful and practical way to keep the money. With just a glancing look at a leather wallet, you will be able to judge the quality of leather used in it and its craftsmanship. You probably have a huge collection of clothes, shoes and accessories like belts and caps. Why not make wallets a part of this collection? Let us look at some of the reasons why you should consider purchasing a leather wallet.

Out of the entire range of materials that are used for making wallets, like fabric, faux-leather, leather and treated plastic, leather outlives everything else. This is why, when you purchase a good quality leather wallet, like a real crocodile skin wallet, you ensure that the wallet will stay with you for a long time. Leather wallets have amazing resistance to wear and tear during daily use and frequent handling. In addition, real leather wallets are not damaged by rain or heat. This is why they are the perfect choice for people who are looking for quality.

       Comfort and convenience
Advances in the leather industry have made it possible to create wallets of the finest and smoothest texture. Real leather is extremely easy to work with and wallets made from such leather are very comfortable to carry. Also, they don’t require any extra maintenance and are ideal for people who don’t have a lot of time for elaborate cleaning of their accessories.

With the availability of leather wallets in so many designs, each with different size, capacity and number of compartments, using a wallet makes it so much easier to keep not only cash but also credit cards, important documents like driving license, identity cards, bills, memos etc. Carrying a wallet keeps you more organised and keeps all important things within reach.

       Style statement
Nothing can match the grace and elegance of real leather accessories. When you purchase a classic and timeless accessory, like a real crocodile skin wallet, you make sure that you are investing in a piece that will remain in fashion for years to come. Such is the image of real leather accessories that people who own them are considered to have a good taste and style.

Real leather is counted among the classiest materials from which wallets are made. Even as it starts getting worn out after many years of usage, the worn-out look of a wallet made from real leather is a style statement.

As we have seen in the reasons mentioned above, leather wallets can play a big role in organising your daily life. Because they are available in a wide range of sizes and number of compartments, they make very useful accessories. Therefore, you should only purchase leather wallets of high quality, whether you want one for your personal use, or for gifting.


Monday, January 15, 2018

The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar

In my house, when it comes to our family movie nights, we not only enjoy seeking out those new must see movies we come across, but we also enjoy finding and sharing those shows we enjoy as well. And like many little ones who are fans of Disney Junior, my little guy enjoys watching the show, The Lion Guard. So when we were sent the new DVD, The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar to review, my little guy not only wanted to watch it right away, but also share it during our family movie night.

With this DVD, we find that the pride lands are experiencing a drought, where water is hard to find, leaving many in a bad mood. Kion and his Lion Guard team find themselves feeling the effects as well, and through the tensions that rise, Janja's hyenas join with Ushari as they discover a secret that can bring back the spirit of Scar. We found this DVD to be a great addition to our collection of Disney Junior favorites, and you can too when you head out today to bring home your copy of, The Lion Guard: The Rise of Scar home!

Product received, thank you to Disney Home Movies as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.

Lunches with True Story Foods

When it comes to keeping up with those goals we set just 2 short weeks ago, I find that I like to seek out the products that can help. This includes the products that I can not only enjoy as I work at losing the weight I set out to lose, but also the products that my entire family can enjoy as well. So when we were introduced to the selection of products from the True Story Foods line up, I was excited to check them out and also share the selection with my family as we take on the new year ahead.
With the selection of both deli meats and hot dogs, we get those lunch options that offer a little something for everyone. The selection not only gives me those sandwich meats I seek along with the chicken I can put on top of my salads, but options that gives my family can enjoy with meats that are natural, free of synthetic nitrates and nitrates. I also like that the animals are fed an all-vegetarian diet, never fed antibiotics or growth enhancers, and live without undue stress or agitation. Which is a huge plus when seeking out those foods that we can all enjoy in my house, especially when looking to reach those goals for the new year.

Then when it comes to where I can purchase the line of products from the True Story Foods line up, I like that I can find what I am looking for at my local Costco! Making the choice to add the selection of products from True Story Foods to your lunch menu, a choice that both you and your family are sure to enjoy!

Product received, thank you to True Story Foods as well as the PR for supplying me with a product for this review, all opinions are my own.
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