Take a look inside.

Everyone has everyday essentials that they carry no matter where they go, well here’s a look at what I carry in my everyday bag.

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These essentials I carry all the time, they play a big part in my life and I won’t go anywhere without them. I carry all this in a massive 40 litre blacks back pack which is also use as my gym bag. Anyway here’s the breakdown of what I carry;

Headphones

I always carry my headphones around with me, for a while I carried around those white earphones everyone has but I though to myself music is a big part in my life so I decide to invest in some Bose (noise cancelling Q35) headphones They were quite expensive but if you can afford to buy them it will be a great long term investment, especially if music is a big thing for you too.  I listen to music throughout  the day from the minute I wake up, when I’m on the go, at the gym, relaxing and while I’m going to sleep. Music has been a massive influence in my life, it helps me chill out, relax and also concentrate but it has also been a massive influence on my writing so I don’t go anywhere without my headphones/music.

Shaker

Exercising and the gym is a big part of my life and something I’ve been doing for years. I make sure I have my shaker with me which is used for my protien powder but most the time the bottle is filled with water. It’s important to stay hydrated through the day and water is the best way.

Charger

My life is constantly on charge, especially carrying all these electronics. I can’t have my phone, headphones, or tablet running out of life. When I don’t wear my headphones or have my phone o feel lost. As sad as it sounds but in this day and age it’s  like loosing an arm or leg.

Pens

I have a lot of pens and I mean hundreds of pens. They vary from pencils, fineliners, coloured pens, paint pens, watercolour pens and I have multiples of the same ones. With all these pens I somehow still go back to using the same pens. The main two pens I use is a pilot v-ball 0.5 and a uni ball signo gel pen. I always tend to use a black pen, I find the contrast between the white paper and the black ink nice. You can never have enough pens in your life I say, especially if you write and draw. I but a lot of my pens from http://www.cultpens.com who do a huge range of pens, I love the site becuase they do pens that you can’t find in the U.K especially with fineliners and technical pens.

Journal

My main journal I write in is a classic ruled notebook by moleskin but I also carry a rough note pad which was a standard ruled 3 pack agenzio notebooks from paperchase. I always write in the rough book until I finalise a piece then move it in to my moleskine note book.

Tablet

Quite recently I’ve been carrying my tablet with me, especially becuase of this blog. I never know when I’ll get an idea or inspiration and want to start writing.

Book

A book is an essential carry for me, there’s nothing out there that can compare to a good book. Im trying to get through this list that I found on pinterst,  I saw it as a challenge and fell in love with reading. Here’s the list:

1. The Lord of the Rings, JRR Tolkien
2. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
3. His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman
4. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling
6. To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
7. Winnie the Pooh, AA Milne
8. Nineteen Eighty-Four, George Orwell
9. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, CS Lewis
10. Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
11. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
12. Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
13. Birdsong, Sebastian Faulks
14. Rebecca, Daphne du Maurier
15. The Catcher in the Rye, JD Salinger
16. The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Grahame
17. Great Expectations, Charles Dickens
18. Little Women, Louisa May Alcott
19. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Louis de Bernieres
20. War and Peace, Leo Tolstoy
21. Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
22. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling
23. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets, JK Rowling
24. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban, JK Rowling
25. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkien
26. Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Thomas Hardy
27. Middlemarch, George Eliot
28. A Prayer For Owen Meany, John Irving
29. The Grapes Of Wrath, John Steinbeck
30. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland, Lewis Carroll
31. The Story Of Tracy Beaker, Jacqueline Wilson
32. One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
33. The Pillars Of The Earth, Ken Follett
34. David Copperfield, Charles Dickens
35. Charlie And The Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl
36. Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson
37. A Town Like Alice, Nevil Shute
38. Persuasion, Jane Austen
39. Dune, Frank Herbert
40. Emma, Jane Austen
41. Anne Of Green Gables, LM Montgomery
42. Watership Down, Richard Adams
43. The Great Gatsby, F Scott Fitzgerald
44. The Count Of Monte Cristo, Alexandre Dumas
45. Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
46. Animal Farm, George Orwell
47. A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
48. Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Hardy
49. Goodnight Mister Tom, Michelle Magorian
50. The Shell Seekers, Rosamunde Pilcher

51. The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett
52. Of Mice And Men, John Steinbeck
53. The Stand, Stephen King
54. Anna Karenina, Leo Tolstoy
55. A Suitable Boy, Vikram Seth
56. The BFG, Roald Dahl
57. Swallows And Amazons, Arthur Ransome
58. Black Beauty, Anna Sewell
59. Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer
60. Crime And Punishment, Fyodor Dostoyevsky
61. Noughts And Crosses, Malorie Blackman
62. Memoirs Of A Geisha, Arthur Golden
63. A Tale Of Two Cities, Charles Dickens
64. The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCollough
65. Mort, Terry Pratchett
66. The Magic Faraway Tree, Enid Blyton
67. The Magus, John Fowles
68. Good Omens, Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
69. Guards! Guards!, Terry Pratchett
70. Lord Of The Flies, William Golding
71. Perfume, Patrick Süskind
72. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists, Robert Tressell
73. Night Watch, Terry Pratchett
74. Matilda, Roald Dahl
75. Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding
76. The Secret History, Donna Tartt
77. The Woman In White, Wilkie Collins
78. Ulysses, James Joyce
79. Bleak House, Charles Dickens
80. Double Act, Jacqueline Wilson
81. The Twits, Roald Dahl
82. I Capture The Castle, Dodie Smith
83. Holes, Louis Sachar
84. Gormenghast, Mervyn Peake
85. The God Of Small Things, Arundhati Roy
86. Vicky Angel, Jacqueline Wilson
87. Brave New World, Aldous Huxley
88. Cold Comfort Farm, Stella Gibbons
89. Magician, Raymond E Feist
90. On The Road, Jack Kerouac
91. The Godfather, Mario Puzo
92. The Clan Of The Cave Bear, Jean M Auel
93. The Colour Of Magic, Terry Pratchett
94. The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
95. Katherine, Anya Seton
96. Kane And Abel, Jeffrey Archer
97. Love In The Time Of Cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
98. Girls In Love, Jacqueline Wilson
99. The Princess Diaries, Meg Cabot
100. Midnight’s Children, Salman Rushdie

Source: BBC reading list

I still buy other reads that aren’t on the list, I usually carry 1 book which is usally my current read.At the moment I’m in between books, I’m reading the curious incident of the dog in the night time which is about a boy with autism who try to solve who killed his next door neighbours  dog. Im also reading a rising man which is about a police office during the British raj, his first case when he arrives is the murder os a senior police office. I have a bad habbit of going in to a book store and buying books while I’m still halfway through the ones I’m still reading. This is my current book collection, but this was take about a year ago so my collection has grown considerably  since.

 

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One book I always go back to no matter what I’m currently reading is called Living dangerously by Osho. It’s guided me and helped me through a lot,  it was the first self help book I picked up and I was immediately  drawn to it. I now find myself going to random chapters and reading it and finding new meanings in them. It’s a book a massively recommend you buy.

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