The Monthly Coffee Date ★ #2

10 November 2019

Well, this post is definitely in order seeing as I haven't posted a blog post since September! I feel like I have forgotten how to blog, that is how weird this all feels. I know what you are all probably saying, "didn't Tabitha say she was going to be posting regularly?" but alas I did not keep up with that statement. Just like usual life got busy and my motivation/inspiration to write blog posts depleted. However, now that I have more time on my hands I'm hoping to get back into the blogging community and start publishing posts again! So where have I been? What have I been up to?

Not too much if I'm being completely honest. I'm still working as an administrator at a maintenance company which I'm enjoying. It's paying off the bills and everyone I work with are so lovely which makes my working environment really nice to work in. Work is starting to get busy however as the weather is getting colder which always means maintenance issues arise more frequently but even though it's getting busy and a little more stressful, I'm still enjoying it which is the main thing.

Something big that has happened recently, is that I graduated from University this past week and I'm still in awe about the whole thing. When I think back to how innocent and naive I was when I started my degree back in 2016, it all just seems crazy. I really have come a long way and univeristy was a massive challenge for me but I am so proud of myself. Especially knowing that I got a D in my science GCSE and at the time thinking, my world was going to end and now knowing that I have a 2:1 in a bachelor of science degree. Crazy. It really is such a massive academic achievement for me. What I have learnt from my experience, is no matter what happens you can turn things around for the better if you just put that little bit of effort in. 

Matt and I have also been getting ready for Disney, which we are both really looking forward to! We leave incredibly soon (in almost a weeks time!) and I just love the build up and the planning, a new trip brings. I already have almost all my outfits planned as well as all our fast-pass choices and reservations booked. I'll soon be getting all my clothes organised to start packing, which is the next exciting step when it comes to going on holiday, let alone a Disney holiday! Matt and I also plan to vlog this trip, which we are looking forward to, so expect those later this year and don't forget to follow me on instagram to follow our adventures on our stories whilst we are there.

Like I said, I haven't been up to too much but life has been busy but I am excited to get back into blogging again! I already have quite a few blog posts planned!

In the mean time, what blog posts would you like to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments below.

Tabitha xx 

The Monthly Coffee Date ★ #2

10 November 2019

Well, this post is definitely in order seeing as I haven't posted a blog post since September! I feel like I have forgotten how to blog, that is how weird this all feels. I know what you are all probably saying, "didn't Tabitha say she was going to be posting regularly?" but alas I did not keep up with that statement. Just like usual life got busy and my motivation/inspiration to write blog posts depleted. However, now that I have more time on my hands I'm hoping to get back into the blogging community and start publishing posts again! So where have I been? What have I been up to?

Not too much if I'm being completely honest. I'm still working as an administrator at a maintenance company which I'm enjoying. It's paying off the bills and everyone I work with are so lovely which makes my working environment really nice to work in. Work is starting to get busy however as the weather is getting colder which always means maintenance issues arise more frequently but even though it's getting busy and a little more stressful, I'm still enjoying it which is the main thing.

Something big that has happened recently, is that I graduated from University this past week and I'm still in awe about the whole thing. When I think back to how innocent and naive I was when I started my degree back in 2016, it all just seems crazy. I really have come a long way and univeristy was a massive challenge for me but I am so proud of myself. Especially knowing that I got a D in my science GCSE and at the time thinking, my world was going to end and now knowing that I have a 2:1 in a bachelor of science degree. Crazy. It really is such a massive academic achievement for me. What I have learnt from my experience, is no matter what happens you can turn things around for the better if you just put that little bit of effort in. 

Matt and I have also been getting ready for Disney, which we are both really looking forward to! We leave incredibly soon (in almost a weeks time!) and I just love the build up and the planning, a new trip brings. I already have almost all my outfits planned as well as all our fast-pass choices and reservations booked. I'll soon be getting all my clothes organised to start packing, which is the next exciting step when it comes to going on holiday, let alone a Disney holiday! Matt and I also plan to vlog this trip, which we are looking forward to, so expect those later this year and don't forget to follow me on instagram to follow our adventures on our stories whilst we are there.

Like I said, I haven't been up to too much but life has been busy but I am excited to get back into blogging again! I already have quite a few blog posts planned!

In the mean time, what blog posts would you like to see on my blog? Let me know in the comments below.

Tabitha xx 

★ Reading Round Up #4 ★

17 September 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone! How is everyone? Before I get into this post, I just wanted to say that I am stopping my usual post schedule. Life is just getting in the way and I would rather upload good posts when I can than rush and not be happy with them. I hope you all understand. ♥

I've had a busy week at work and a pretty busy weekend full of organizing my room, rehearsals and shows. I'm definitely going to be spending tonight relaxing! It's 100% needed. Today I have a brand new Reading Round Up post for you all and I hope you enjoy it. I read two books last month but one was pretty big so I'm pretty happy with myself, especially because it's been a pretty busy month too.

WHAT I READ IN AUGUST

'I Heart Hollywood' - Lindsey Kelk ♥♥♥.5/5
Angela Clark can't believe her luck! She's an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy new boyfriend. Her latest assignment takes her to Hollywood to interview hot actor and fellow Brit James Jacob. Thrown in at the deep end she heads west with best friend Jenny dreaming of Rodeo Drive and Malibu beach. Soon Angela discovers that celebrity life in Hollywood is not all glamour, gloss and sunshine. Despite his lady-killer reputation, the only person who seems genuine is James. Then paparazzi snaps them in a uncompromising posistion and suddently Angela is thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons! 

After finishing 'I Heart New York' I just needed to pick up the second book as I enjoyed it so much and I was fully invested into Angela's life. I again, really enjoyed this book. Maybe not as much as the first one but it was still a fun read. I definitely felt like Angela was making her already awkward situations worse and she kept putting herself in silly situations and making decisions that were of course going to seem dodgy. On top of that, Jen was fairly irritating. I thought that the way she acted wasn't the best and she didn't come across as the best of friends. Especially when she was somewhat encouraging Angela to cheat on her boyfriend. Just didn't sit well with me. Other than that however, I did find it funny and there were definitely some funny moments. Also,  reading about NY in the snow has made me want to visit NY in the winter so bad. I also now really want to visit LA too as Angela and Jen spent most of the book in LA, Hollywood. I'm definitely going to pick the third book up soon as again I really do feel invested in Angela's life.
'The Last Magician' - Lisa Maxwell ♥♥♥♥♥/5
In mordern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic - the Mageus - live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhatten becomes trapped by the brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them the island. Crossing it means losing their power - and often their lives. Esta is a talented theif, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacs from the sinisiter Order that created the Brink. With her collecting these artifacts before the Order even realises she's there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: travelling back to 1920 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order - and the brink - before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to hopeless future. But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless hangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles ith magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her furture, she may have to betray everyone in the past. 

Okay. So... I think I have found my favourite book of 2019. Yep, I said it. This book was just phenomenal. I love it. I love the characters. I love the world. I love this book! Seriously though, this book really surprised me. I don't normally read historical fiction as I find them quite slow but I could not put this book down and when I finished it, it left a hole in my heart. Some people may describe this as a slow read however, Lisa wrote it so well that it keeps you invested and you appreciate the slow build up throughout the story. This book is definitely character driven and I loved all of them. I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about them. Obviously, Esta and Harte were by far my favourite two in the whole story and let me just say I 100% appreciated the slow burn romance, my favourite kind! To be honest, this book has truly left me speechless but just trust me when I say, READ THIS BOOK!

WHAT I WANT TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
I don't expect to read all of these books in September as it is a bust month for me as it is the month of the show I'm in! However, I would like to get to these books this month.
'Throne of Glass' by Sarah J Maas
I started this book at the end of August. This is a reread for me and I really want to try and get further in this series than I did last time as all I have heard is amazing reviews! So far I am enjoying it so that's good signs!

'I Heart Paris' by Lindsey Kelk
Like I said, I am fully invested in Angela's story/life so I had to put this on my TBR. I hope I do get to this book this month!

'The Whisper Man' by Alex North
I only heard about this book last month and as soon as I heard the synopsis I just knew I needed to read it. I do love good thriller/murder mystery, especially in the cooler months! So I'm looking forward to picking this book up!

'The Devil's Thief' by Lisa Maxwell
This is the second book to 'The Last Magician' and I really want to get to this book due to loving the first one SO much! I need more of this story in my life!
There you have my latest month reading round up! I hope you enjoyed this post. I now can't wait to get back to reading! Let me know in the comments if you have read any of the books I have mentioned or if these are books you want to get to! 


★ Tabitha ★

★ Reading Round Up #4 ★

17 September 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone! How is everyone? Before I get into this post, I just wanted to say that I am stopping my usual post schedule. Life is just getting in the way and I would rather upload good posts when I can than rush and not be happy with them. I hope you all understand. ♥

I've had a busy week at work and a pretty busy weekend full of organizing my room, rehearsals and shows. I'm definitely going to be spending tonight relaxing! It's 100% needed. Today I have a brand new Reading Round Up post for you all and I hope you enjoy it. I read two books last month but one was pretty big so I'm pretty happy with myself, especially because it's been a pretty busy month too.

WHAT I READ IN AUGUST

'I Heart Hollywood' - Lindsey Kelk ♥♥♥.5/5
Angela Clark can't believe her luck! She's an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy new boyfriend. Her latest assignment takes her to Hollywood to interview hot actor and fellow Brit James Jacob. Thrown in at the deep end she heads west with best friend Jenny dreaming of Rodeo Drive and Malibu beach. Soon Angela discovers that celebrity life in Hollywood is not all glamour, gloss and sunshine. Despite his lady-killer reputation, the only person who seems genuine is James. Then paparazzi snaps them in a uncompromising posistion and suddently Angela is thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons! 

After finishing 'I Heart New York' I just needed to pick up the second book as I enjoyed it so much and I was fully invested into Angela's life. I again, really enjoyed this book. Maybe not as much as the first one but it was still a fun read. I definitely felt like Angela was making her already awkward situations worse and she kept putting herself in silly situations and making decisions that were of course going to seem dodgy. On top of that, Jen was fairly irritating. I thought that the way she acted wasn't the best and she didn't come across as the best of friends. Especially when she was somewhat encouraging Angela to cheat on her boyfriend. Just didn't sit well with me. Other than that however, I did find it funny and there were definitely some funny moments. Also,  reading about NY in the snow has made me want to visit NY in the winter so bad. I also now really want to visit LA too as Angela and Jen spent most of the book in LA, Hollywood. I'm definitely going to pick the third book up soon as again I really do feel invested in Angela's life.
'The Last Magician' - Lisa Maxwell ♥♥♥♥♥/5
In mordern-day New York, magic is all but extinct. The remaining few who have an affinity for magic - the Mageus - live in the shadows, hiding who they are. Any Mageus who enters Manhatten becomes trapped by the brink, a dark energy barrier that confines them the island. Crossing it means losing their power - and often their lives. Esta is a talented theif, and she's been raised to steal magical artifacs from the sinisiter Order that created the Brink. With her collecting these artifacts before the Order even realises she's there. And all of Esta's training has been for one final job: travelling back to 1920 to steal an ancient book containing the secrets of the Order - and the brink - before the Magician can destroy it and doom the Mageus to hopeless future. But Old New York is a dangerous world ruled by ruthless hangs and secret societies, a world where the very air crackles ith magic. Nothing is as it seems, including the Magician himself. And for Esta to save her furture, she may have to betray everyone in the past. 

Okay. So... I think I have found my favourite book of 2019. Yep, I said it. This book was just phenomenal. I love it. I love the characters. I love the world. I love this book! Seriously though, this book really surprised me. I don't normally read historical fiction as I find them quite slow but I could not put this book down and when I finished it, it left a hole in my heart. Some people may describe this as a slow read however, Lisa wrote it so well that it keeps you invested and you appreciate the slow build up throughout the story. This book is definitely character driven and I loved all of them. I honestly don't have a bad thing to say about them. Obviously, Esta and Harte were by far my favourite two in the whole story and let me just say I 100% appreciated the slow burn romance, my favourite kind! To be honest, this book has truly left me speechless but just trust me when I say, READ THIS BOOK!

WHAT I WANT TO READ IN SEPTEMBER
I don't expect to read all of these books in September as it is a bust month for me as it is the month of the show I'm in! However, I would like to get to these books this month.
'Throne of Glass' by Sarah J Maas
I started this book at the end of August. This is a reread for me and I really want to try and get further in this series than I did last time as all I have heard is amazing reviews! So far I am enjoying it so that's good signs!

'I Heart Paris' by Lindsey Kelk
Like I said, I am fully invested in Angela's story/life so I had to put this on my TBR. I hope I do get to this book this month!

'The Whisper Man' by Alex North
I only heard about this book last month and as soon as I heard the synopsis I just knew I needed to read it. I do love good thriller/murder mystery, especially in the cooler months! So I'm looking forward to picking this book up!

'The Devil's Thief' by Lisa Maxwell
This is the second book to 'The Last Magician' and I really want to get to this book due to loving the first one SO much! I need more of this story in my life!
There you have my latest month reading round up! I hope you enjoyed this post. I now can't wait to get back to reading! Let me know in the comments if you have read any of the books I have mentioned or if these are books you want to get to! 


★ Tabitha ★

Trip Annoucement ★ Walt Disney World

11 September 2019

I never know how to start these posts other than by stating the obvious... WE ARE GOING BACK TO DISNEY WORLD! Are we surprised that we are heading back for the second time this? Propbably not but we have annual passes to use and new things to see and experience and we are both very excited! We are heading back in November for 10 days and we are going to be staying at a resort that I have been wanting to stay at for ages - Port Orleans: French Quarter!
Like I said, I have been wanting to stay at Port Orleans: French Quarter for a while and so I am very excited to stay here on this trip! We have walked round the resort before and it is beautiful. I just love the peaceful atmosphere and there are even horse drawn carraiges that roam around the resort, how romantic right!? And the French Quarter is home to the Beignets which can I just say, are delicious! We check in on the 19th November and will be staying for 10 magical nights before we head home on the 29th November.
We already have so much to look forward to already:

★ Meeting our Disney friends
We will be finally meeting up with some of our friends that we have made through my Instagram account! We've planned to meet up with Dayna from @asprinkleofdisneymagic and Yaz and Ash from @yazandashofficial! Honestly, I can't wait to meet Dayna, Yaz and Ash! It's going to be so much fun meeting them in the most perfect place ever, Walt Disney World! 

★ Visiting Galaxy's Edge
Matt has already said that he thinks he may cry when walking into Galaxy's Edge! If you didn't know, Disney has recently opened a new land to Hollywood Studios and it's Star Wars themed. It looks insane and so immersive! I am ready to try the Blue Milk and pilot the Millenial Falcon!

★ Riding the Disney Sky Liners
Something else that Disney has recently added to the parks and will be opening soon is the Disney Sky Liners! These are gondola lifts that will be able to take you from Epcot to Hollywood Studios as well as a few resorts! We really want to try these out when we visit in November.

★ Attending a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Last November, when we went to Disney for a week, we just missed out on the Christmas party and I was so upset! However this year we will be there when the parties will be happening and I honestly can't wait to attend! I still need to book our tickets but you bet I'll be booking this soon!
I still can't believe that we are going again this year and we both just can't wait to get back to that Florida sun and soak in the Disney magic! Let me know if there are any Disney themed posts you would like to see from me in the comments below! I would love to share some advice when it comes to booking Disney trips!

★ Tabitha ★

Trip Annoucement ★ Walt Disney World

11 September 2019

I never know how to start these posts other than by stating the obvious... WE ARE GOING BACK TO DISNEY WORLD! Are we surprised that we are heading back for the second time this? Propbably not but we have annual passes to use and new things to see and experience and we are both very excited! We are heading back in November for 10 days and we are going to be staying at a resort that I have been wanting to stay at for ages - Port Orleans: French Quarter!
Like I said, I have been wanting to stay at Port Orleans: French Quarter for a while and so I am very excited to stay here on this trip! We have walked round the resort before and it is beautiful. I just love the peaceful atmosphere and there are even horse drawn carraiges that roam around the resort, how romantic right!? And the French Quarter is home to the Beignets which can I just say, are delicious! We check in on the 19th November and will be staying for 10 magical nights before we head home on the 29th November.
We already have so much to look forward to already:

★ Meeting our Disney friends
We will be finally meeting up with some of our friends that we have made through my Instagram account! We've planned to meet up with Dayna from @asprinkleofdisneymagic and Yaz and Ash from @yazandashofficial! Honestly, I can't wait to meet Dayna, Yaz and Ash! It's going to be so much fun meeting them in the most perfect place ever, Walt Disney World! 

★ Visiting Galaxy's Edge
Matt has already said that he thinks he may cry when walking into Galaxy's Edge! If you didn't know, Disney has recently opened a new land to Hollywood Studios and it's Star Wars themed. It looks insane and so immersive! I am ready to try the Blue Milk and pilot the Millenial Falcon!

★ Riding the Disney Sky Liners
Something else that Disney has recently added to the parks and will be opening soon is the Disney Sky Liners! These are gondola lifts that will be able to take you from Epcot to Hollywood Studios as well as a few resorts! We really want to try these out when we visit in November.

★ Attending a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Last November, when we went to Disney for a week, we just missed out on the Christmas party and I was so upset! However this year we will be there when the parties will be happening and I honestly can't wait to attend! I still need to book our tickets but you bet I'll be booking this soon!
I still can't believe that we are going again this year and we both just can't wait to get back to that Florida sun and soak in the Disney magic! Let me know if there are any Disney themed posts you would like to see from me in the comments below! I would love to share some advice when it comes to booking Disney trips!

★ Tabitha ★

★ The Monthly Coffee Date #1 ★

4 September 2019

I do apologise for the lack of posts I have uploaded on my blog recently! I have just been so busy and I just can't seem to find a spare minute to sit down and really dedicate some time to my blog. It does not help that my laptop is playing up and won't charge! So because of that, I am currently writing up this post during my lunch break at work. Anyway, at least this post is finally being written and I hope you enjoy it.

I thought it would be fun to write up a little round up each month where I can sit down with a coffee and update you all on what I have been up to during the past month! August was a fairly busy month so I have lot's to update you all on! I have also added a little goals section to this posts as I thought it would be fun to give myself some goals to try and achieve for the next month!
★ I joined the gym
I don't know how many times I have joined the gym but I have done it again and I am more determined than ever to get fit and healthy. I have been feeling quite down recently and one of the main reasons for that is because I'm just not happy with my body at the moment. I'm hoping by going to the gym and getting into a routine will help with my body confidence.

★ I booked my first tattoo 
I have been waiting for this moment for AGES. I still can't quite believe that I have actually booked my first tattoo! I'm going to be getting it done early October so I have plenty of time to prep myself. I really can't wait and I just know this will be a slippery slope of me wanting many more tattoos (I already have a list!). I definitely will be blogging about my experience and I will be sharing many photos!

★ Our House The Musical is coming together 
If you follow me on social media then you would have seen me talking about this musical. I can't believe we only have three weeks until show week but the show really is coming together. I have created so many special bonds through this show and I cherish each and every one of them. I now can't wait to get back on the stage and I am sure I will be sharing the experience of show week on my blog however I will also be uploading many stories too, so make sure you are following my instagram!

★ Read my favourite books of 2019
I guess this may be a littke spoiler to my 'Reading Round Up' post that will be uploaded this weekend but during August I read a book that is 100% my favourite read of 2019. I honestly can't believe how much I love this book. I felt so immersed into the story and I struggled to put it down! I won't say what book it is but if you want to know, you will have to read my 'Reading Round Up' post this weekend.

★ Going into my third month of my not-so-new job
I still can't believe I have a full time job! I really am enjoying my time (even though the early mornings are a killer). I'm really lucky to work with some great people and I am so thankful for all office experience I am getting! I know it's definitely going to be getting busier at work and I am slowly getting myself prepared for that but so far, I think I'm getting on well!

SEPTEMBER GOALS

1. Get into a gym routine - I really need to get into a routine. I have definitely slacked in the last week due to personal reasons but I really want to get into a routine to work towards my fitness goal! I want to try and go at least 3 to 4 times a week.

2. Eat healthier - This goes hand in hand with my gym routine! I really need to start eating a little healthier! I just snack way too much and I definitely drink too many coffees! I think my first goal is to cut down with the snacks and maybe swap a few coffees with a herbal tea or 2!

3. Become more active on Twitter - I really want to engage with everyone on Twitter a little more. So this is definetly someting I want to improve. Whether that's just uploading a few tweets a day or taking part in a commenting train, I want to become more active!

4. Not care about the numbers on Instagram - I am constantly looking at numbers when it comes to my Instagram! It's getting unhealthy. I obvisouly would love to hit 2K but at the same time, I get really beat up if I lose a follwer! I just want to be happy with who I have following me and not be too caught up on how many people follow me.

5. Start saving more efficiently - I am definitely living from pay check to pay check at the moment and I HATE that. I really want to start saving a little, espeicially as I have a few things planned in the coming months that I defineitly want some spending money for! It also doesn't hurt to start saving for those future big purchases too!

6. Stick to a blog schedule - I have definitely slacked with this over the last few weeks but as of this month (September) I will be uploading two posts a week! One miscellaneous posts (every Wednesday) and one bookish post (every Sunday) every week! I hope you like this way of organising my posts, I think it will give my blog a little more structure! But I definitely need to try and keep up with this schedule!

7. Devote more time to taking photos - I am SO bad at taking photos for my blog posts! It is definitely where I am my most laziness! This is something I hope to improve over the next month!

8. Read more - I really struggle to read more than two books a month and I really want to read more! I'm hoping to put some more time aside for myself so I can read a little more as there are so many books I want to read!

I hope you enjoyed this style of post! I just thought it would be a fun way to update you all on what I have been up to and what I have achieved over the last month! Have you had a busy month? or has it been a fairly relaxing month? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below!

★ Tabitha ★

★ The Monthly Coffee Date #1 ★

4 September 2019

I do apologise for the lack of posts I have uploaded on my blog recently! I have just been so busy and I just can't seem to find a spare minute to sit down and really dedicate some time to my blog. It does not help that my laptop is playing up and won't charge! So because of that, I am currently writing up this post during my lunch break at work. Anyway, at least this post is finally being written and I hope you enjoy it.

I thought it would be fun to write up a little round up each month where I can sit down with a coffee and update you all on what I have been up to during the past month! August was a fairly busy month so I have lot's to update you all on! I have also added a little goals section to this posts as I thought it would be fun to give myself some goals to try and achieve for the next month!
★ I joined the gym
I don't know how many times I have joined the gym but I have done it again and I am more determined than ever to get fit and healthy. I have been feeling quite down recently and one of the main reasons for that is because I'm just not happy with my body at the moment. I'm hoping by going to the gym and getting into a routine will help with my body confidence.

★ I booked my first tattoo 
I have been waiting for this moment for AGES. I still can't quite believe that I have actually booked my first tattoo! I'm going to be getting it done early October so I have plenty of time to prep myself. I really can't wait and I just know this will be a slippery slope of me wanting many more tattoos (I already have a list!). I definitely will be blogging about my experience and I will be sharing many photos!

★ Our House The Musical is coming together 
If you follow me on social media then you would have seen me talking about this musical. I can't believe we only have three weeks until show week but the show really is coming together. I have created so many special bonds through this show and I cherish each and every one of them. I now can't wait to get back on the stage and I am sure I will be sharing the experience of show week on my blog however I will also be uploading many stories too, so make sure you are following my instagram!

★ Read my favourite books of 2019
I guess this may be a littke spoiler to my 'Reading Round Up' post that will be uploaded this weekend but during August I read a book that is 100% my favourite read of 2019. I honestly can't believe how much I love this book. I felt so immersed into the story and I struggled to put it down! I won't say what book it is but if you want to know, you will have to read my 'Reading Round Up' post this weekend.

★ Going into my third month of my not-so-new job
I still can't believe I have a full time job! I really am enjoying my time (even though the early mornings are a killer). I'm really lucky to work with some great people and I am so thankful for all office experience I am getting! I know it's definitely going to be getting busier at work and I am slowly getting myself prepared for that but so far, I think I'm getting on well!

SEPTEMBER GOALS

1. Get into a gym routine - I really need to get into a routine. I have definitely slacked in the last week due to personal reasons but I really want to get into a routine to work towards my fitness goal! I want to try and go at least 3 to 4 times a week.

2. Eat healthier - This goes hand in hand with my gym routine! I really need to start eating a little healthier! I just snack way too much and I definitely drink too many coffees! I think my first goal is to cut down with the snacks and maybe swap a few coffees with a herbal tea or 2!

3. Become more active on Twitter - I really want to engage with everyone on Twitter a little more. So this is definetly someting I want to improve. Whether that's just uploading a few tweets a day or taking part in a commenting train, I want to become more active!

4. Not care about the numbers on Instagram - I am constantly looking at numbers when it comes to my Instagram! It's getting unhealthy. I obvisouly would love to hit 2K but at the same time, I get really beat up if I lose a follwer! I just want to be happy with who I have following me and not be too caught up on how many people follow me.

5. Start saving more efficiently - I am definitely living from pay check to pay check at the moment and I HATE that. I really want to start saving a little, espeicially as I have a few things planned in the coming months that I defineitly want some spending money for! It also doesn't hurt to start saving for those future big purchases too!

6. Stick to a blog schedule - I have definitely slacked with this over the last few weeks but as of this month (September) I will be uploading two posts a week! One miscellaneous posts (every Wednesday) and one bookish post (every Sunday) every week! I hope you like this way of organising my posts, I think it will give my blog a little more structure! But I definitely need to try and keep up with this schedule!

7. Devote more time to taking photos - I am SO bad at taking photos for my blog posts! It is definitely where I am my most laziness! This is something I hope to improve over the next month!

8. Read more - I really struggle to read more than two books a month and I really want to read more! I'm hoping to put some more time aside for myself so I can read a little more as there are so many books I want to read!

I hope you enjoyed this style of post! I just thought it would be a fun way to update you all on what I have been up to and what I have achieved over the last month! Have you had a busy month? or has it been a fairly relaxing month? I would love to know! Let me know in the comments below!

★ Tabitha ★

★ Movie Madness #1 ★

18 August 2019

I love watching films and TV series so I thought it would be fun to start 'Movie Madness' over here on my blog, where I'm going to share with you what films/TV series I have recently watched and my views on them! I have reviewed a few films before but I thought it would be more fun doing these types of round up posts - like I do when I have finished a couple of books. I hope you enjoy this layout and I have categorised whether I saw the film/TV series in the cinema, online or on TV!
Toy Story 4 
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. 
Viewed: at the cinema (cineworld - member)
I feel like when it comes to this film, there is definitely a split between the people who liked it and who didn't like it. I unfortunately fall into the 'didn't like it category'. When I say I didn't like it, there were aspects that I enjoyed! I loved seeing the old characters again - especially Jessie and Buzz as they are my favourites! - and I also loved the humor in it! The animation was also brilliant, you can definitely see how far Pixar have come with their animation technology.

Unfortunately, I just wasn't a fan of the story... it felt like it should have been called 'Woody's Story' and not 'Toy Story'. I'll be honest, Woody isn't even my favourite character so I got pretty bored pretty quickly. I also found it horrendously predictable and I know it's a kids film but still... it was so predictable! I did enjoy meeting the new characters but again, I just didn't see the point of them? and that includes Forky... I would have much rather seen more from our old characters, such as Buzz. I feel like I have ranted too much about this film... I love the Toy Story films, it's just a shame that this one didn't hit the mark for me and I generally believe they should have left it at 3 as the send off was far better.
RATING: ♥♥.5/5

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. 
Viewed: on Sky Cinema 
When this film came out in the cinema back in summer 2018, I never got round to seeing it! Which I was gutted about because I love 'Mamma Mia!' So cheesy and full of great tunes to sing a long too.When I saw that 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' was going to be on, I just knew I had to watch it. I sat down with my sister, with a bag a popcorn and fully immersed myself into the film. When I first started watching it I was surprised to see that Meryl Streep wasn't going to be in it! I honestly had no idea so was left pretty shocked but I was very pleased with how Lily James played young Donna. You could really see that she looked at how Meryl played Donna and pulled that into her acting.

I loved the music they put into this film too as I was worried they what songs they would include seeing as so many of the iconic ABBA songs are used in the original film but I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story line really interesting and it was fun to see all the oldies, young! and see how their story line played out! I did enjoy this film, not as much as the original but I think for a sequel it did fairly well! It's made me want to see the musical now!
RATING: ♥♥♥/5

Stranger Things: S3
Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when  Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong. 
Viewed: on Netflix UK (online)
I don't know how I can put into words how much I love Stranger Things. I have been a fan ever since it was this small little series that no one knew about a few years ago! I just fell in love with it as soon as I started it. This season is no different. I may even argue that this season is the best yet! I am a big 80s fan - constantly questioning why I wasn't born in the 80s - and so I adored the neon lights, the music and the fashion that was in this season! I just loved it!

However, when going into the season, I was worried where they were going to take it but I was so thrilled by the end of the season as the story line was great and it kept me hooked throughout the 8 episodes. I love the dynamic of the different friendship groups throughout the season. It was lovely to see Max and El grow closer and I LOVED seeing Dustin and Steve back together and see them band together with Robin and Erica! Honestly, I just loved all of the characters in this season! They all brought something to the table and they all made me feel many different emotions throughout the season - I cried non-stop for the last 20 minutes of the last episode. I don't know what I am going to do whilst waiting for the final season! It's definitely going to be a big one!
RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

Secret Obsession
When Jennifer wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack, her doting husband cares for her. But she soon realises the danger is far from over. 
Viewed: on Netflix UK (online)
How I wish I didn't see the trailer for this film before watching it! To be honest, the only real reason I wanted to watch this film was because Brenda Song - past Disney Channel star - was starring in it. I didn't have massive high hopes going into the film as I find Netflix films can really be hit or miss but I just fancied watching a thriller film one evening so popped this on. However, like I said the trailer really did ruin this for me. It was so incredibly predictable and hardly thrilling at all as you just knew what was going to happen!

I can't even say the acting saved this film for me because it was really pants. Some of the characters decisions were just plain stupid and I just couldn't get on board with the story. It's a real shame because this film idea had such promise but it was ruined with how predictable it was. Brenda was fairly strong in her acting up until the end *spoiler alert* when her character is getting pinned to the bed and Russel ties her foot to the bed railing she just comes across a little pathetic? and she doesn't seem to make much effort to escape him... yet only 5 minutes later she's able to put all her energy towards pulling her (healing ankle) out of the restraint... I'm sorry if that sounds mean, but I just didn't think the acting was very convincing. This film left me feeling flat and not thrilled at all. I personally wouldn't recommend watching this if you looking for a thrilling thriller.
RATING: ♥/5
I did not mean to end my first Movie Madness post on such a damper of a review! My apologies! But I guess you can't help with how you feel. Anyway, I did watch Stranger Things and damn, I loved that, so it wasn't all negative. I really hope you enjoyed this set up! I'm definitely going to try and upload this post more regularly when I have recently watched any new films or series! I'm desperate to go and see the new Quetin Tarantino film, so I am sure I'll write a review on that soon!

Have you seen any of the films/TV series I mentioned in this post? or are they films/TV series you plan to watch soon? Let me know in the comments below!

★ Tabitha ★

★ Movie Madness #1 ★

18 August 2019

I love watching films and TV series so I thought it would be fun to start 'Movie Madness' over here on my blog, where I'm going to share with you what films/TV series I have recently watched and my views on them! I have reviewed a few films before but I thought it would be more fun doing these types of round up posts - like I do when I have finished a couple of books. I hope you enjoy this layout and I have categorised whether I saw the film/TV series in the cinema, online or on TV!
Toy Story 4 
When a new toy called "Forky" joins Woody and the gang, a road trip alongside old and new friends reveals how big the world can be for a toy. 
Viewed: at the cinema (cineworld - member)
I feel like when it comes to this film, there is definitely a split between the people who liked it and who didn't like it. I unfortunately fall into the 'didn't like it category'. When I say I didn't like it, there were aspects that I enjoyed! I loved seeing the old characters again - especially Jessie and Buzz as they are my favourites! - and I also loved the humor in it! The animation was also brilliant, you can definitely see how far Pixar have come with their animation technology.

Unfortunately, I just wasn't a fan of the story... it felt like it should have been called 'Woody's Story' and not 'Toy Story'. I'll be honest, Woody isn't even my favourite character so I got pretty bored pretty quickly. I also found it horrendously predictable and I know it's a kids film but still... it was so predictable! I did enjoy meeting the new characters but again, I just didn't see the point of them? and that includes Forky... I would have much rather seen more from our old characters, such as Buzz. I feel like I have ranted too much about this film... I love the Toy Story films, it's just a shame that this one didn't hit the mark for me and I generally believe they should have left it at 3 as the send off was far better.
RATING: ♥♥.5/5

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. 
Viewed: on Sky Cinema 
When this film came out in the cinema back in summer 2018, I never got round to seeing it! Which I was gutted about because I love 'Mamma Mia!' So cheesy and full of great tunes to sing a long too.When I saw that 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' was going to be on, I just knew I had to watch it. I sat down with my sister, with a bag a popcorn and fully immersed myself into the film. When I first started watching it I was surprised to see that Meryl Streep wasn't going to be in it! I honestly had no idea so was left pretty shocked but I was very pleased with how Lily James played young Donna. You could really see that she looked at how Meryl played Donna and pulled that into her acting.

I loved the music they put into this film too as I was worried they what songs they would include seeing as so many of the iconic ABBA songs are used in the original film but I was pleasantly surprised. I found the story line really interesting and it was fun to see all the oldies, young! and see how their story line played out! I did enjoy this film, not as much as the original but I think for a sequel it did fairly well! It's made me want to see the musical now!
RATING: ♥♥♥/5

Stranger Things: S3
Summer brings new jobs and budding romance. But the mood shifts when  Dustin's radio picks up a Russian broadcast, and Will senses something is wrong. 
Viewed: on Netflix UK (online)
I don't know how I can put into words how much I love Stranger Things. I have been a fan ever since it was this small little series that no one knew about a few years ago! I just fell in love with it as soon as I started it. This season is no different. I may even argue that this season is the best yet! I am a big 80s fan - constantly questioning why I wasn't born in the 80s - and so I adored the neon lights, the music and the fashion that was in this season! I just loved it!

However, when going into the season, I was worried where they were going to take it but I was so thrilled by the end of the season as the story line was great and it kept me hooked throughout the 8 episodes. I love the dynamic of the different friendship groups throughout the season. It was lovely to see Max and El grow closer and I LOVED seeing Dustin and Steve back together and see them band together with Robin and Erica! Honestly, I just loved all of the characters in this season! They all brought something to the table and they all made me feel many different emotions throughout the season - I cried non-stop for the last 20 minutes of the last episode. I don't know what I am going to do whilst waiting for the final season! It's definitely going to be a big one!
RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥/5

Secret Obsession
When Jennifer wakes up with amnesia after a traumatic attack, her doting husband cares for her. But she soon realises the danger is far from over. 
Viewed: on Netflix UK (online)
How I wish I didn't see the trailer for this film before watching it! To be honest, the only real reason I wanted to watch this film was because Brenda Song - past Disney Channel star - was starring in it. I didn't have massive high hopes going into the film as I find Netflix films can really be hit or miss but I just fancied watching a thriller film one evening so popped this on. However, like I said the trailer really did ruin this for me. It was so incredibly predictable and hardly thrilling at all as you just knew what was going to happen!

I can't even say the acting saved this film for me because it was really pants. Some of the characters decisions were just plain stupid and I just couldn't get on board with the story. It's a real shame because this film idea had such promise but it was ruined with how predictable it was. Brenda was fairly strong in her acting up until the end *spoiler alert* when her character is getting pinned to the bed and Russel ties her foot to the bed railing she just comes across a little pathetic? and she doesn't seem to make much effort to escape him... yet only 5 minutes later she's able to put all her energy towards pulling her (healing ankle) out of the restraint... I'm sorry if that sounds mean, but I just didn't think the acting was very convincing. This film left me feeling flat and not thrilled at all. I personally wouldn't recommend watching this if you looking for a thrilling thriller.
RATING: ♥/5
I did not mean to end my first Movie Madness post on such a damper of a review! My apologies! But I guess you can't help with how you feel. Anyway, I did watch Stranger Things and damn, I loved that, so it wasn't all negative. I really hope you enjoyed this set up! I'm definitely going to try and upload this post more regularly when I have recently watched any new films or series! I'm desperate to go and see the new Quetin Tarantino film, so I am sure I'll write a review on that soon!

Have you seen any of the films/TV series I mentioned in this post? or are they films/TV series you plan to watch soon? Let me know in the comments below!

★ Tabitha ★

★ Reading Round Up #3 ★

12 August 2019

 It's that time of the month where I share with you what I read over the last month! I didn't get loads of reading done but I am still happy due to not reading a lot during May and June. I managed to finish two books and I had almost finished my third and I thouroughly enjoyed all of them! I'm so happy to finally have my reading mojo back, so lets get to what books I read in July...
WHAT I READ IN JULY
'If You Could Go Anywhere' - Paige Toon ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she still has still never left her small mining town in Australian outback. When her grandmother passes away, Angie finally feels free to see the world - until she discovers a letter addressed to the father she never knew and it forced to question everything. As angie sets off on her journey to find the truth - about her family, her past and who she really is - will enigmatic stranger Alessandro help guid the way? 
 
I absolutely love Paige Toon as an author. In fact, she is the author that contributed getting back onto the reading scene again many moons ago! Though I haven't read all of her books - though I am slowly trying too! - the ones I have read I absolutely love and this book is no different. I fell in love with the story almost as soon as I opened it! Something I loved was learning about Coober Pedy! I hadn't even heard of it until I picked this book up and now I know it's going to be a destination I want to visit when Matt and I travel there eventually! I also really enjoyed following the story of Angie and discovering her other family from across the globe. The brewing romance between Angie and a certain someone was also great. I am a big fan of slow brewing romances as it keeps me on my toes and I just find the whole experince really exciting. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I also think Paige did wonderfully approaching the subjects of demntia and depression.

'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk ♥♥♥♥.5/5
Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridemaid dress, a pair of Louboutines and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC. Holded up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog. But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself... 

I mentioned 'I Heart New York' in my Summer Reading List as it was a book/series I wanted to pick up and start! I am so glad I have finally started this book series as the first book was so good! I was hooked from the first page wanting to know what Angela was going to do next! It was so lovely reading a story with such a strong and empowering character. I was a little worried when I knew there was going to be a love triangle involved but Lindsey executed it really well. I didn't think Angela was being too indecisive - some characters can be so annoying with their indecisivness but Angela was thankfully not! I really loved the other characters too! Especially Jenny and Alex - heart throb alert! This book has made me want to jump on a plane to New York as it just sounds amazing and I know I'll love it. I couldn't not pick up the next book after finishing this one as like I said, I was hooked!
WHAT I WANT TO READ IN AUGUST
There are a few books I would like to get to this month and they are mainly contemporary! I swear, when the warmer months arrive my romance/contemporary intake increases so much!

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk - This was the book I almost finished last month but didn't. I looved the first book so much that I just had to pick up the second instantly. So far I am really enjoying this book and I can't wait to see where Angela's Hollywood adventure takes her!

Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon - I really enjoyed 'If You Could Go Anywhere' so now I really want to read all of Paige Toon's books but I want to do it in publication order as all her stories link slightly!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - I have heard so many great reviews about this book! It sounds like it's right up my street and seeing as I have been reading a lot of contemporary romance novels it will be nice to get to a mythical/fantasy book this month!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid  - This book sounds really interesting! I would say it sounds like a tragic love story and who doesn't love a bit of drama?! I mentioned this book on my Summer Reading List and so I really hope I get to it this month.

There you have my latest reading roundup and this months TBR. I really hope to read at least half of these books I have mentioned. My goal is to read all four but if I manange just two or three I'll be chuffed. Have you read any of the books I have mentioned? What did you think of them? or do you plan on reading any of these books too?

★ Tabitha ★

★ Reading Round Up #3 ★

12 August 2019

 It's that time of the month where I share with you what I read over the last month! I didn't get loads of reading done but I am still happy due to not reading a lot during May and June. I managed to finish two books and I had almost finished my third and I thouroughly enjoyed all of them! I'm so happy to finally have my reading mojo back, so lets get to what books I read in July...
WHAT I READ IN JULY
'If You Could Go Anywhere' - Paige Toon ♥♥♥♥♥/5
Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she still has still never left her small mining town in Australian outback. When her grandmother passes away, Angie finally feels free to see the world - until she discovers a letter addressed to the father she never knew and it forced to question everything. As angie sets off on her journey to find the truth - about her family, her past and who she really is - will enigmatic stranger Alessandro help guid the way? 
 
I absolutely love Paige Toon as an author. In fact, she is the author that contributed getting back onto the reading scene again many moons ago! Though I haven't read all of her books - though I am slowly trying too! - the ones I have read I absolutely love and this book is no different. I fell in love with the story almost as soon as I opened it! Something I loved was learning about Coober Pedy! I hadn't even heard of it until I picked this book up and now I know it's going to be a destination I want to visit when Matt and I travel there eventually! I also really enjoyed following the story of Angie and discovering her other family from across the globe. The brewing romance between Angie and a certain someone was also great. I am a big fan of slow brewing romances as it keeps me on my toes and I just find the whole experince really exciting. Overall I really enjoyed this book and I also think Paige did wonderfully approaching the subjects of demntia and depression.

'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk ♥♥♥♥.5/5
Fleeing her cheating boyfriend and clutching little more than a crumpled bridemaid dress, a pair of Louboutines and her passport, Angela jumps on a plane, destination - NYC. Holded up in a cute hotel room, Angela gets a New York makeover from her NBFJenny and a whirlwind tour of the city that never sleeps. Before she knows it, Angela is dating two sexy guys. And, best of all, she gets to write about it in her new blog. But it's one thing telling readers about your romantic dilemmas, it's another figuring them out for yourself... 

I mentioned 'I Heart New York' in my Summer Reading List as it was a book/series I wanted to pick up and start! I am so glad I have finally started this book series as the first book was so good! I was hooked from the first page wanting to know what Angela was going to do next! It was so lovely reading a story with such a strong and empowering character. I was a little worried when I knew there was going to be a love triangle involved but Lindsey executed it really well. I didn't think Angela was being too indecisive - some characters can be so annoying with their indecisivness but Angela was thankfully not! I really loved the other characters too! Especially Jenny and Alex - heart throb alert! This book has made me want to jump on a plane to New York as it just sounds amazing and I know I'll love it. I couldn't not pick up the next book after finishing this one as like I said, I was hooked!
WHAT I WANT TO READ IN AUGUST
There are a few books I would like to get to this month and they are mainly contemporary! I swear, when the warmer months arrive my romance/contemporary intake increases so much!

I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk - This was the book I almost finished last month but didn't. I looved the first book so much that I just had to pick up the second instantly. So far I am really enjoying this book and I can't wait to see where Angela's Hollywood adventure takes her!

Lucy in the Sky by Paige Toon - I really enjoyed 'If You Could Go Anywhere' so now I really want to read all of Paige Toon's books but I want to do it in publication order as all her stories link slightly!

The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell - I have heard so many great reviews about this book! It sounds like it's right up my street and seeing as I have been reading a lot of contemporary romance novels it will be nice to get to a mythical/fantasy book this month!

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid  - This book sounds really interesting! I would say it sounds like a tragic love story and who doesn't love a bit of drama?! I mentioned this book on my Summer Reading List and so I really hope I get to it this month.

There you have my latest reading roundup and this months TBR. I really hope to read at least half of these books I have mentioned. My goal is to read all four but if I manange just two or three I'll be chuffed. Have you read any of the books I have mentioned? What did you think of them? or do you plan on reading any of these books too?

★ Tabitha ★

★ 9 to 5 The Musical ★

4 August 2019

I bloomin' love musicals! Going to London and watching a musical is one of my favourite things to do and so I was very excited when I bought last minute tickets to go and see 9 to 5 last Friday. I bought Matt and I's tickets on an app called Today Tix - which is my favourite app to book musical/play tickets from - and recently they have been offering Rush Ticket sales. If you don't know what a Rush Ticket is, these are the tickets the theatre release on the day of the show at 10am for a cheaper price and normally these tickets are front row or stall tickets! Our tickets ended up being £25 each and we were sat second row of the stalls, so super close to the stage.
9 to 5 The Musical is a Dolly Parton Jukebox musical, so you can expect lot's of Dolly's classics as well as her not so known music throughout the show. If you don't know what 9 to 5 is about, it follows three women working in a office run by a sexist and egotistical boss who pushes them to far...
Picture sourced from The Standard. 
From Left to Right: Caroline Sheen (top), Amber Davies (top), Natalie McQueen (top), Brian Conley (bottom), Bonnie Langford (bottom)
One of the reasons I wanted to see this musical is due to Natalie McQueen starring in it. She plays the role of Doralee and her performance didn't dissapoint! It was amazing to see her play such a different role to what I have seen her play before (Lauren from Kinky Boots) and she did a superb job. Doralee is the character that Dolly played in the film and you can really see how Natalie took inspiration from how Dolly played the character but she also added her own spin to it too. Making it her own Doralee. Her voice never dissapoints me either. She sang beautifully and I loved how she added the country girl twang, again very different to her last role. I always enjoy watching Natalie on stage and I can't wait to see what her next show will be.

Caroline Sheen played Violet and again I was really blown away with her performance. Her voice was spectacular and she played the role brilliantly, bringing a lot of humour to the character which I really enjoyed. I haven't ever seen Caroline perform before but she was superb and I hope to see her in other future performances.

I was also really excited to see Amber Davies, performing as the sweet and shy Judy. You may know Amber from being 2017's Love Island winner but before that, she always wanted to be a performer. This is her first West End show, making it her debut and honestly, I was blown away from her performance. I didn't know what to expect but she was great. Her voice gave me chills and nearly made me cry when she was singing 'Get Out and Stay Out'. I loved how she played Judy, really innocent and funny! I really do wish her all the best when it comes to her West End career, as she is such a talented actress.
Brian Conley also stars in this show, playing Franklin Hart Jr, the sleezy, sexist boss! Brian was so funny! I have seen him on TV but wow, he really was made for the stage! He was a character you wanted to hate but he was just so funny that you couldn't not look forward to seeing him on the stage, especially when it comes to Act 2! If you've seen the musical you'll know what I mean! 

Finally, another famous face, Bonnie Langford. Other than seeing her on Eastenders, I haven't seen much of her work but just like Brian, she was so incredibly funny! There is a scene where she just surprises you and surprises you and it is great! Probably the funniest moment of the show, as well as a few others but still, it was really funny! She also has a brilliant and strong voice. Bonnie played the role of Roz. 
Picture Source from The Standard
I really did enjoy this musical. The music was upbeat and fun and I thouroughly enjoyed watching all the dance routines as they were all so good and skillful! I have to mention the ensembloe as it would wrong not too! The ensemble was brilliant too, they were upbeat and incredibly talented! It was lovely to see Sean Needham again (another cast member from Kinky Boots) and it was lovely to see so many more talented people that I haven't seen perform before.

I think out of all the songs, my favourite has to be other 'Backwards Barbie' sang by Doralee/Natalie McQueen or 'Get Out and Stay Out' sand by Judy/Amber Davies. They were both sang beautifully and brought tears to my eyes. I also really loved the costuming and the set design. It really fitted into the era this musical is set, the 80s. Lots of bright colours and big hair too!
Overall, I really did enjoy this musical. I don't think it is one of my favourites of all time but I would definitely see it again and I would also love to be in this show too! - if you don't know, I am part of a Amatuer Dramatics group, so I always think about what show's I'd love to perform in. If you haven't seen this show yet, then definitely get down there when you can, especially if you want to see all the actors I have mentioned above! I also recommend using Today Tix to get your tickets as I couldn't recommend them enough! Have you seen 9 to 5? or do you plan on seeing it soon? 

★ Tabitha ★

★ 9 to 5 The Musical ★

4 August 2019

I bloomin' love musicals! Going to London and watching a musical is one of my favourite things to do and so I was very excited when I bought last minute tickets to go and see 9 to 5 last Friday. I bought Matt and I's tickets on an app called Today Tix - which is my favourite app to book musical/play tickets from - and recently they have been offering Rush Ticket sales. If you don't know what a Rush Ticket is, these are the tickets the theatre release on the day of the show at 10am for a cheaper price and normally these tickets are front row or stall tickets! Our tickets ended up being £25 each and we were sat second row of the stalls, so super close to the stage.
9 to 5 The Musical is a Dolly Parton Jukebox musical, so you can expect lot's of Dolly's classics as well as her not so known music throughout the show. If you don't know what 9 to 5 is about, it follows three women working in a office run by a sexist and egotistical boss who pushes them to far...
Picture sourced from The Standard. 
From Left to Right: Caroline Sheen (top), Amber Davies (top), Natalie McQueen (top), Brian Conley (bottom), Bonnie Langford (bottom)
One of the reasons I wanted to see this musical is due to Natalie McQueen starring in it. She plays the role of Doralee and her performance didn't dissapoint! It was amazing to see her play such a different role to what I have seen her play before (Lauren from Kinky Boots) and she did a superb job. Doralee is the character that Dolly played in the film and you can really see how Natalie took inspiration from how Dolly played the character but she also added her own spin to it too. Making it her own Doralee. Her voice never dissapoints me either. She sang beautifully and I loved how she added the country girl twang, again very different to her last role. I always enjoy watching Natalie on stage and I can't wait to see what her next show will be.

Caroline Sheen played Violet and again I was really blown away with her performance. Her voice was spectacular and she played the role brilliantly, bringing a lot of humour to the character which I really enjoyed. I haven't ever seen Caroline perform before but she was superb and I hope to see her in other future performances.

I was also really excited to see Amber Davies, performing as the sweet and shy Judy. You may know Amber from being 2017's Love Island winner but before that, she always wanted to be a performer. This is her first West End show, making it her debut and honestly, I was blown away from her performance. I didn't know what to expect but she was great. Her voice gave me chills and nearly made me cry when she was singing 'Get Out and Stay Out'. I loved how she played Judy, really innocent and funny! I really do wish her all the best when it comes to her West End career, as she is such a talented actress.
Brian Conley also stars in this show, playing Franklin Hart Jr, the sleezy, sexist boss! Brian was so funny! I have seen him on TV but wow, he really was made for the stage! He was a character you wanted to hate but he was just so funny that you couldn't not look forward to seeing him on the stage, especially when it comes to Act 2! If you've seen the musical you'll know what I mean! 

Finally, another famous face, Bonnie Langford. Other than seeing her on Eastenders, I haven't seen much of her work but just like Brian, she was so incredibly funny! There is a scene where she just surprises you and surprises you and it is great! Probably the funniest moment of the show, as well as a few others but still, it was really funny! She also has a brilliant and strong voice. Bonnie played the role of Roz. 
Picture Source from The Standard
I really did enjoy this musical. The music was upbeat and fun and I thouroughly enjoyed watching all the dance routines as they were all so good and skillful! I have to mention the ensembloe as it would wrong not too! The ensemble was brilliant too, they were upbeat and incredibly talented! It was lovely to see Sean Needham again (another cast member from Kinky Boots) and it was lovely to see so many more talented people that I haven't seen perform before.

I think out of all the songs, my favourite has to be other 'Backwards Barbie' sang by Doralee/Natalie McQueen or 'Get Out and Stay Out' sand by Judy/Amber Davies. They were both sang beautifully and brought tears to my eyes. I also really loved the costuming and the set design. It really fitted into the era this musical is set, the 80s. Lots of bright colours and big hair too!
Overall, I really did enjoy this musical. I don't think it is one of my favourites of all time but I would definitely see it again and I would also love to be in this show too! - if you don't know, I am part of a Amatuer Dramatics group, so I always think about what show's I'd love to perform in. If you haven't seen this show yet, then definitely get down there when you can, especially if you want to see all the actors I have mentioned above! I also recommend using Today Tix to get your tickets as I couldn't recommend them enough! Have you seen 9 to 5? or do you plan on seeing it soon? 

★ Tabitha ★

My Top 5 Quick-Service Resturants ★ Walt Disney World

29 July 2019

I do apologise this post didn't come yesterday! The time just ran away from me this weekend and I didn't want to upload an 'almost finished' blog post!
I swear most of my day is spent day dreaming about the glorious food you can find at Disney World, whether that's the snacks or the meals, it's all just so yummy! I have had a few people ask me what my favourite Disney World resturants/quick-service/snacks are, so I thought it would be fun to share them here on my blog! Today I'm going to discuss my top 5 quick-service resturants, I hope you enjoy.
 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER...

Satu'li Canteen - Location: Pandora, Animal Kingdom 
picture credit: Mickeyblog.com
This resturant is SO good! Matt and I absolouetly love it. Though there is only really two types of dishes (the burger pods and the salad/protien bowl), there are so many different options you can pick. I have tried both of the dishes and they are so yummy and what I also love is that you can make it pretty healthy too when having the salad/protein bowl! Great when you don't fancy a lot of grease. I also really enjoy the special drink they offer, it's really refreshing and you get a slice of pineapple with it - yum! The themeing is also really cool as you are in Pandora, so it's a mixture of construction and naturual!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Caseys Corner - Location: Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Parks
How could I not mention Caseys on this list?! It is such an iconic quick service on Main Street. I absolutely love this resturant, it's just so god damn good! I have to have at least one or two meals from here whilst visiting Walt Disney World and I always have the same meal! A mac & cheese hot dog, sprinkled with bacan and a mint dulip on the side - yum! Just thinking about that order is making my mouth water! Definitely recommend if you love a classic hot dog!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Lotus Blossom Cafe - Location: China (World Show Case), Epcot
Picture Credit: easyWDW
 I love this little quick service and without fail, Matt and I will eat here when at Epcot! We just love the orange chicken dish so much and the portion size is pretty big too so you can definitely share a dish if you were considering that! I'm a big fan of Chinese so you can understand why I love this quick service! I also love the tea's they offer here. At the moment the tea they off is the iced peach oolong tea, which is really refreshing! However my favourite tea they used to offer (you can still pick it up from Love of Tea which is a tea stool in the China pavilion) was the milk cap lychee tea! It is so good! Definetely visit here if you are a fan of Chienese!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Blaze Pizza - Location: Disney Springs
Picture Credit: easyWDW
If you want good pizza then you need to visit Blaze! This pizza is so good! It's basically set up like a subway, where you get to choose your base and toppings. You can be as creative as you want or go simple! They also have their own pizza menu, so if you are not feeling very creative you can try one of their creations. Honestly, the pizza tastes so good! Especially because they cook their pizza in a stone oven which just makes pizza taste so much better! Definitely hit this returant up if you love pizza, but be prepared to queue as it's real popular!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Be Our Guest - Location: Fantasy Land, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Tourist Blog
If you are familiar with this resturant then you will know that it falls into two categories; quick servce and sit down. However, Matt and I adore this resturant and have a little tradition with it too. We always visit on our first morning at Disney as it really is so magical with the themeing and the food is real good too! We think its the perfect way to start our holiday and it gets us early into the parks, which is always a plus. Just so you know, you still have to book a reservation to this resturant but it still counts as a quick service (for breakfast and lunch).
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

HONERABLE MENTIONS
There are so many other quick-service resturants that I adore and couldn't not mention so here is a list of the resturants I also adore but just couldn't fit them on the original top 5 list...

★ Woodys Lunch Box - Location: Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios
★ ABC Commissary - Location: Hollywood Studios
★ Delux Burger - Location: Disney Springs
★ Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe - Location: Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

 I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I am now very hungry and wish I was in WDW right now so I could eat all the wonderous food. I would love to know what quick-service resturants are on your top 5 list? or which ones would you love to visit? 

★ Tabitha ★

My Top 5 Quick-Service Resturants ★ Walt Disney World

29 July 2019

I do apologise this post didn't come yesterday! The time just ran away from me this weekend and I didn't want to upload an 'almost finished' blog post!
I swear most of my day is spent day dreaming about the glorious food you can find at Disney World, whether that's the snacks or the meals, it's all just so yummy! I have had a few people ask me what my favourite Disney World resturants/quick-service/snacks are, so I thought it would be fun to share them here on my blog! Today I'm going to discuss my top 5 quick-service resturants, I hope you enjoy.
 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER...

Satu'li Canteen - Location: Pandora, Animal Kingdom 
picture credit: Mickeyblog.com
This resturant is SO good! Matt and I absolouetly love it. Though there is only really two types of dishes (the burger pods and the salad/protien bowl), there are so many different options you can pick. I have tried both of the dishes and they are so yummy and what I also love is that you can make it pretty healthy too when having the salad/protein bowl! Great when you don't fancy a lot of grease. I also really enjoy the special drink they offer, it's really refreshing and you get a slice of pineapple with it - yum! The themeing is also really cool as you are in Pandora, so it's a mixture of construction and naturual!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Caseys Corner - Location: Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Parks
How could I not mention Caseys on this list?! It is such an iconic quick service on Main Street. I absolutely love this resturant, it's just so god damn good! I have to have at least one or two meals from here whilst visiting Walt Disney World and I always have the same meal! A mac & cheese hot dog, sprinkled with bacan and a mint dulip on the side - yum! Just thinking about that order is making my mouth water! Definitely recommend if you love a classic hot dog!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Lotus Blossom Cafe - Location: China (World Show Case), Epcot
Picture Credit: easyWDW
 I love this little quick service and without fail, Matt and I will eat here when at Epcot! We just love the orange chicken dish so much and the portion size is pretty big too so you can definitely share a dish if you were considering that! I'm a big fan of Chinese so you can understand why I love this quick service! I also love the tea's they offer here. At the moment the tea they off is the iced peach oolong tea, which is really refreshing! However my favourite tea they used to offer (you can still pick it up from Love of Tea which is a tea stool in the China pavilion) was the milk cap lychee tea! It is so good! Definetely visit here if you are a fan of Chienese!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Blaze Pizza - Location: Disney Springs
Picture Credit: easyWDW
If you want good pizza then you need to visit Blaze! This pizza is so good! It's basically set up like a subway, where you get to choose your base and toppings. You can be as creative as you want or go simple! They also have their own pizza menu, so if you are not feeling very creative you can try one of their creations. Honestly, the pizza tastes so good! Especially because they cook their pizza in a stone oven which just makes pizza taste so much better! Definitely hit this returant up if you love pizza, but be prepared to queue as it's real popular!
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

Be Our Guest - Location: Fantasy Land, Magic Kingdom
Picture Credit: Disney Tourist Blog
If you are familiar with this resturant then you will know that it falls into two categories; quick servce and sit down. However, Matt and I adore this resturant and have a little tradition with it too. We always visit on our first morning at Disney as it really is so magical with the themeing and the food is real good too! We think its the perfect way to start our holiday and it gets us early into the parks, which is always a plus. Just so you know, you still have to book a reservation to this resturant but it still counts as a quick service (for breakfast and lunch).
You can use 1 Quick Service Dining Plan Credit which would get you a main and any drink on their menu. 

HONERABLE MENTIONS
There are so many other quick-service resturants that I adore and couldn't not mention so here is a list of the resturants I also adore but just couldn't fit them on the original top 5 list...

★ Woodys Lunch Box - Location: Toy Story Land, Hollywood Studios
★ ABC Commissary - Location: Hollywood Studios
★ Delux Burger - Location: Disney Springs
★ Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe - Location: Tomorrowland, Magic Kingdom

 I hope you enjoyed this blog post! I am now very hungry and wish I was in WDW right now so I could eat all the wonderous food. I would love to know what quick-service resturants are on your top 5 list? or which ones would you love to visit? 

★ Tabitha ★

Summer Reading List ★ 2019

21 July 2019

I really am so happy to be back blogging! It's been so fun planning new blog posts and writing them up. I really do hope you enjoy my content! Today I thought I would share with you what's on my Summer Reading List! I haven't read much over the last month or two due to university stress and going a fully packed holiday! I just haven't had time to read! However, now that I am now a commuter again (commuting into London to work) I have been reading in the morning and evening and I have just loved it. I just love losing myself to a book!

The aim is to try and read at least 5 of the books on my list by September (or the end of September), which I know is ambitous but I have a fair amount of time on my hands, I may just do it! I haven't added the synopsis' as otherwise this post would be SO long but I had added their Goodreads links, where you will find the synopsis for each of the books.
'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk
About a month or two ago I went to my very first book talk and book signing (which I really enjoyed) and Lindsey Kelk was one of the authors there. She was talkingt about her latest book 'I Heart Hawaii' and now all I want to do is start this series! I have heard great things and it sounds perfect for this summer.

'The School For Good and Evil' - Soman Chainani
This is a book series I have wanted to read ever since I discovered it which was a while ago! I finally bought the book a month or two ago so I'm determined to start this series soon and what better time than during the summer! I really love the concept of this book and it just sounds really interesting! I can't wait to become fully emersed in these new schools and the secrets they hold!

'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' - J.K. Rowling
I have slowly been making my way through the Harry Potter books and absolutely falling in love with the story again! I have already started this book but I tend to read it when driving as I have them audio so I haven't gotten that far into it yet! However, I would love to finish this book over the summer so then I can read the last and final book in the autumn/winter.

'Chasing Daisy' - Paige Toon
Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors! I love so many of her books and I loved her most recent book 'If You Could Go Anywhere'. Becuase I loved it so much it has gotten me in the mood to read my most favourite book of hers, which is, 'Chasing Daisy'. Honestly I'm so excited to get to this book as it's just SO good! 
'The Unexpected Everything' - Morgan Matson
As it's summer, I'm really in the mood for romance novels. I tend to read a lot of romcom books during the warmer months. A few summers ago, I read 'Since You've Been Gone' by Morgan and I really enjoyed it and I have been meaning to read more of her books! I have heard great things about this one so I really hope I get to it this summer.  

'City of Bones' - Cassandra Clare
I don't know how many times I have started this bloomin' series but I really want to give it another go. I did really enjoy this book (and the two after) but I have left it so long to pick up the fourth book that I can't remember what happened at all! I'm thinking this summer will be a great opportunity to try it again!  

'Throne of Glass' - Sarah J. Maas
Another series I want to try again! I loved 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' Series by Sarah and it's definitely become a favourite of mine but for some reason I just haven't been able to get through the Throne of Glass books! I really want to give this series ago again.

'One True Loves' - Taylor Jenkins Reid
I'm really intrigued by the premise of this story. It just seems so tragic but real interesting! I don't know what I would do if Matt went missing on a helicopter - touvh wood that will never happen - I really hope I get to this book over the summer! 

'I Hold Your Heart' - Karen Gregory
This is a new book on the scene and the story seems again, really interesting! I really do love books with controversy relationships and that can go pretty dark and this book sounds just that! I have also seen a lot of good reviews which just makes me want to read this book even more.
I'm really hoping I can get to all of these books over the summer but I just know myself and I doubt that'll happen. Either way, I am so excited to get to these books as they all sound really interesting! Over the next few month I will defintely update you all on Twitter (@latenightlatte_)/Goodreads/Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha) on what books I have read from this list! Have you read any of these books? 

 ★ Tabitha ★

Summer Reading List ★ 2019

21 July 2019

I really am so happy to be back blogging! It's been so fun planning new blog posts and writing them up. I really do hope you enjoy my content! Today I thought I would share with you what's on my Summer Reading List! I haven't read much over the last month or two due to university stress and going a fully packed holiday! I just haven't had time to read! However, now that I am now a commuter again (commuting into London to work) I have been reading in the morning and evening and I have just loved it. I just love losing myself to a book!

The aim is to try and read at least 5 of the books on my list by September (or the end of September), which I know is ambitous but I have a fair amount of time on my hands, I may just do it! I haven't added the synopsis' as otherwise this post would be SO long but I had added their Goodreads links, where you will find the synopsis for each of the books.
'I Heart New York' - Lindsey Kelk
About a month or two ago I went to my very first book talk and book signing (which I really enjoyed) and Lindsey Kelk was one of the authors there. She was talkingt about her latest book 'I Heart Hawaii' and now all I want to do is start this series! I have heard great things and it sounds perfect for this summer.

'The School For Good and Evil' - Soman Chainani
This is a book series I have wanted to read ever since I discovered it which was a while ago! I finally bought the book a month or two ago so I'm determined to start this series soon and what better time than during the summer! I really love the concept of this book and it just sounds really interesting! I can't wait to become fully emersed in these new schools and the secrets they hold!

'Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince' - J.K. Rowling
I have slowly been making my way through the Harry Potter books and absolutely falling in love with the story again! I have already started this book but I tend to read it when driving as I have them audio so I haven't gotten that far into it yet! However, I would love to finish this book over the summer so then I can read the last and final book in the autumn/winter.

'Chasing Daisy' - Paige Toon
Paige Toon is one of my favourite authors! I love so many of her books and I loved her most recent book 'If You Could Go Anywhere'. Becuase I loved it so much it has gotten me in the mood to read my most favourite book of hers, which is, 'Chasing Daisy'. Honestly I'm so excited to get to this book as it's just SO good! 
'The Unexpected Everything' - Morgan Matson
As it's summer, I'm really in the mood for romance novels. I tend to read a lot of romcom books during the warmer months. A few summers ago, I read 'Since You've Been Gone' by Morgan and I really enjoyed it and I have been meaning to read more of her books! I have heard great things about this one so I really hope I get to it this summer.  

'City of Bones' - Cassandra Clare
I don't know how many times I have started this bloomin' series but I really want to give it another go. I did really enjoy this book (and the two after) but I have left it so long to pick up the fourth book that I can't remember what happened at all! I'm thinking this summer will be a great opportunity to try it again!  

'Throne of Glass' - Sarah J. Maas
Another series I want to try again! I loved 'A Court of Thorns and Roses' Series by Sarah and it's definitely become a favourite of mine but for some reason I just haven't been able to get through the Throne of Glass books! I really want to give this series ago again.

'One True Loves' - Taylor Jenkins Reid
I'm really intrigued by the premise of this story. It just seems so tragic but real interesting! I don't know what I would do if Matt went missing on a helicopter - touvh wood that will never happen - I really hope I get to this book over the summer! 

'I Hold Your Heart' - Karen Gregory
This is a new book on the scene and the story seems again, really interesting! I really do love books with controversy relationships and that can go pretty dark and this book sounds just that! I have also seen a lot of good reviews which just makes me want to read this book even more.
I'm really hoping I can get to all of these books over the summer but I just know myself and I doubt that'll happen. Either way, I am so excited to get to these books as they all sound really interesting! Over the next few month I will defintely update you all on Twitter (@latenightlatte_)/Goodreads/Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha) on what books I have read from this list! Have you read any of these books? 

 ★ Tabitha ★

Florida Haul Walt ★ Disney World June 2019

14 July 2019

Wow, it has been a while since I have sat down and wrote a blog post. I really have missed this. Relaxing with a coffee in my hand and writing down my thoughts and sharing them with you! My plan is to get this blog back up and running as I really want to push my blog further and build up the audience that I have lost from not being as active over the last three years of university. I’m angry at myself for pushing my blog to the side but I am determined to be more on track and become a regular blogger again!

If you follow me on my Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha) then you would have seen that I went to Disney World recently – been home for two weeks and it sucks! – and so I thought it would be fun to share with you what I purchased from Florida/Disney World! I love seeing what others buy on their holiday, so I hope you enjoy my post too – prewarning, I think it's going to be a long one!

DISNEY ITEMS
Mickey & Minnie WDW T-Shirt
I wasn’t planning on picking this t-shirt up but when Matt was looking for a t-shirt of his own, he asked if I wanted to get one too. There are so many amazing t-shirts at Disney but when I found this one, I just knew I had to have it! I love the vintage vibe it gives.

Villains After Hours Spirit Jersey
Whilst visiting Disney, Matt and I attended the Villains After Hours Event, which was real fun, and I knew I wanted to pick something up from the event. There was a t-shirt I was eyeing up but, on our evening, they released spirit jerseys! I honestly love this jersey. I like that it’s black and I especially love the design!

Flower & Garden Spirit Jersey
Now if you are a Disney nut, like me, and follow the Disney Parks and their events, then you will know, that we did not visit during the Flower & Garden Festival. However, this Jersey was reduced from $65.99 to $14.99! I just couldn’t not pick it up! It is huge on me but I kind of like that and I wear it like a night dress or something to slouch in during the day!

Uniqlo T-Shirts (Mickey & Star Wars)
If you’ve been to Disney World/Disney Springs and you haven’t visited Uniqlo there, then you are crazy. Disney Springs Uniqlo have some of the best t-shirts and I just have to visit when at Disney! I picked up a cute Mickey T-Shirt and the most adorable Ewok t-shirt! I love wearing these over-sized with shorts!

Chip & Dale Mug
I have a serious mug obsession. It really is becoming a problem. When I go on any trip, I try to pick up a mug as I just love them so much! This time I decided on the sweetest Chip and Dale mug! Honestly, I love it and it’s the perfect size! I need to start displaying my mugs because I have run out of room in our kitchen cupboard! Which is a real problem!

Toy Story 4 Dooney & Bourke Purse
Another purchase I didn’t intend but then again, I had no idea Dooney & Bourke would be releasing a new Toy Story design! They released it on the release date for the new film and when I saw the design, I just fell in love with it. Honestly this purse is such lovely quality and I am so impressed with it!

★ Jasmine & Venelope Phone Case
I absolutely love the phone cases at WDW! They are all so stunning and there are so many designs! I also love how robust they are so I knew I wanted to get one on this trip, especially because I had recently got a new phone! When I saw this case, I just knew it was for me! I LOVE Jasmine - she is by far my favourite princess - and I'm also a pick Wreck it Ralph fan, so I am so happy to have this case!

 ★ Sweets
As Matt and I were on the quick service dinning plan, we ended up having a lot of QS left to use! So, we decided to pick up a lot of sweets! We have Goofy’s candy coming out of our ears but at least that will keep us stocked up until our next trip!

DISNEY PINS 
I bought so many pins. I always do! Instead of explaining all of them – as that could take ages – I thought I would just list them and show them! I will be uploading pin pictures on my Instagram, explaining why I got them on there! So if you are interested, go give me a follow on Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha).

pins featured: Walt Disney World & Mickey, Jasmine, Toy Story Haunted Mansion, Minnie 'Totally Trekking', Aladdin 'Diamond in the Rough, Aladdin & others, Aladdin & Jasmine, Splash Mountain, Chip & Dale (spring), Chip & Dale share peanut, Mad Hatter & March Hare Tea Cup (AP exclusive), Various Disney Hugs, Various Best Friends, Aulani & Traded.  

OTHER 
 ★ Michael Kors Handbag
Whenever we visit Florida, I always end up picking up a bag from the Michael Kors outlet! The deals are just too good not to! This time I picked up a shoulder bad that can also be worn like a tote too. I love it! It’s perfect for my commute to work, being able to hide my valuables in the centre where the zip is and then the side pockets are great to store books and other little bits! !00% recommend visiting the Michael Kors Outlet when visiting Florida.

Disney Lip Smackers
I love my lip balms, I just hate having chapped lips! When I saw Emily Nels mention the new Toy Story Lip Smackers on her Instagram (@emilynels7) whilst I was away, I knew I needed to get a few for myself to take home with me as you can’t get these lip balms in the UK. I found Woody, Buzz and Lotso and I love them! They smell divine and make my lips feel super soft!

MAC Aladdin Lipstick & Lip Gloss
I had been eyeing up the Aladdin collection by MAC ever since it was released. However, I found it really hard to get my hands on it on the lead up to our trip so when I saw the display in Disney Springs, I ran over and grabbed the two items I wanted most! I opted for the ‘Rajah’ Lipstick and the ‘Jewels on Jewels’ Lip gloss and they are both so lovely! I wore them almost every day whilst I was at Disney.

WDW ANNUAL PASS 
Finally, the biggest purchase Matt and I made. The Walt Disney World Annual Passes! I still can’t quite believe I am an annual pass holder to my most favourite place! I now can’t wait to get back out their and use it again. The discounts connected to your card are brilliant too, up to 20% off Disney parks merchandise!
As you can see from us having annual passes, it means we will be going back again. We are hoping to head back around January! Which means there will definitely be more hauls soon! I hope you really enjoyed this one, however. What is your favourite item that I picked up?! Let me know in the comments below.

★ Tabitha ★

Florida Haul Walt ★ Disney World June 2019

14 July 2019

Wow, it has been a while since I have sat down and wrote a blog post. I really have missed this. Relaxing with a coffee in my hand and writing down my thoughts and sharing them with you! My plan is to get this blog back up and running as I really want to push my blog further and build up the audience that I have lost from not being as active over the last three years of university. I’m angry at myself for pushing my blog to the side but I am determined to be more on track and become a regular blogger again!

If you follow me on my Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha) then you would have seen that I went to Disney World recently – been home for two weeks and it sucks! – and so I thought it would be fun to share with you what I purchased from Florida/Disney World! I love seeing what others buy on their holiday, so I hope you enjoy my post too – prewarning, I think it's going to be a long one!

DISNEY ITEMS
Mickey & Minnie WDW T-Shirt
I wasn’t planning on picking this t-shirt up but when Matt was looking for a t-shirt of his own, he asked if I wanted to get one too. There are so many amazing t-shirts at Disney but when I found this one, I just knew I had to have it! I love the vintage vibe it gives.

Villains After Hours Spirit Jersey
Whilst visiting Disney, Matt and I attended the Villains After Hours Event, which was real fun, and I knew I wanted to pick something up from the event. There was a t-shirt I was eyeing up but, on our evening, they released spirit jerseys! I honestly love this jersey. I like that it’s black and I especially love the design!

Flower & Garden Spirit Jersey
Now if you are a Disney nut, like me, and follow the Disney Parks and their events, then you will know, that we did not visit during the Flower & Garden Festival. However, this Jersey was reduced from $65.99 to $14.99! I just couldn’t not pick it up! It is huge on me but I kind of like that and I wear it like a night dress or something to slouch in during the day!

Uniqlo T-Shirts (Mickey & Star Wars)
If you’ve been to Disney World/Disney Springs and you haven’t visited Uniqlo there, then you are crazy. Disney Springs Uniqlo have some of the best t-shirts and I just have to visit when at Disney! I picked up a cute Mickey T-Shirt and the most adorable Ewok t-shirt! I love wearing these over-sized with shorts!

Chip & Dale Mug
I have a serious mug obsession. It really is becoming a problem. When I go on any trip, I try to pick up a mug as I just love them so much! This time I decided on the sweetest Chip and Dale mug! Honestly, I love it and it’s the perfect size! I need to start displaying my mugs because I have run out of room in our kitchen cupboard! Which is a real problem!

Toy Story 4 Dooney & Bourke Purse
Another purchase I didn’t intend but then again, I had no idea Dooney & Bourke would be releasing a new Toy Story design! They released it on the release date for the new film and when I saw the design, I just fell in love with it. Honestly this purse is such lovely quality and I am so impressed with it!

★ Jasmine & Venelope Phone Case
I absolutely love the phone cases at WDW! They are all so stunning and there are so many designs! I also love how robust they are so I knew I wanted to get one on this trip, especially because I had recently got a new phone! When I saw this case, I just knew it was for me! I LOVE Jasmine - she is by far my favourite princess - and I'm also a pick Wreck it Ralph fan, so I am so happy to have this case!

 ★ Sweets
As Matt and I were on the quick service dinning plan, we ended up having a lot of QS left to use! So, we decided to pick up a lot of sweets! We have Goofy’s candy coming out of our ears but at least that will keep us stocked up until our next trip!

DISNEY PINS 
I bought so many pins. I always do! Instead of explaining all of them – as that could take ages – I thought I would just list them and show them! I will be uploading pin pictures on my Instagram, explaining why I got them on there! So if you are interested, go give me a follow on Instagram (@pocoloco_tabitha).

pins featured: Walt Disney World & Mickey, Jasmine, Toy Story Haunted Mansion, Minnie 'Totally Trekking', Aladdin 'Diamond in the Rough, Aladdin & others, Aladdin & Jasmine, Splash Mountain, Chip & Dale (spring), Chip & Dale share peanut, Mad Hatter & March Hare Tea Cup (AP exclusive), Various Disney Hugs, Various Best Friends, Aulani & Traded.  

OTHER 
 ★ Michael Kors Handbag
Whenever we visit Florida, I always end up picking up a bag from the Michael Kors outlet! The deals are just too good not to! This time I picked up a shoulder bad that can also be worn like a tote too. I love it! It’s perfect for my commute to work, being able to hide my valuables in the centre where the zip is and then the side pockets are great to store books and other little bits! !00% recommend visiting the Michael Kors Outlet when visiting Florida.

Disney Lip Smackers
I love my lip balms, I just hate having chapped lips! When I saw Emily Nels mention the new Toy Story Lip Smackers on her Instagram (@emilynels7) whilst I was away, I knew I needed to get a few for myself to take home with me as you can’t get these lip balms in the UK. I found Woody, Buzz and Lotso and I love them! They smell divine and make my lips feel super soft!

MAC Aladdin Lipstick & Lip Gloss
I had been eyeing up the Aladdin collection by MAC ever since it was released. However, I found it really hard to get my hands on it on the lead up to our trip so when I saw the display in Disney Springs, I ran over and grabbed the two items I wanted most! I opted for the ‘Rajah’ Lipstick and the ‘Jewels on Jewels’ Lip gloss and they are both so lovely! I wore them almost every day whilst I was at Disney.

WDW ANNUAL PASS 
Finally, the biggest purchase Matt and I made. The Walt Disney World Annual Passes! I still can’t quite believe I am an annual pass holder to my most favourite place! I now can’t wait to get back out their and use it again. The discounts connected to your card are brilliant too, up to 20% off Disney parks merchandise!
As you can see from us having annual passes, it means we will be going back again. We are hoping to head back around January! Which means there will definitely be more hauls soon! I hope you really enjoyed this one, however. What is your favourite item that I picked up?! Let me know in the comments below.

★ Tabitha ★