I chose the Jo Totes Abby bag in a colour they call Marsala (a deep reddy purple).
Aside from my lovely Jo Totes bag, I was also bought a rucksack camera bag which is another thing I've been meaning to get for ages! When I go hiking and walking I always end up taking a rucksack for my walking gear (drink, map, gloves, phone etc.) and then my camera bag as well, but it can sometimes make it tricky having 2 bags when you need both hands to scramble or climb. My camera bag goes across my body so it makes me lose balance easily if I'm trying to clamber up a rock face, so I began researching camera rucksacks. However, I found that a lot of them, including the really well known brands such as Lowepro and Manfrotto, only had enough room for camera equipment and not any space for other essentials. This is not ideal when going on a long walk when you need to take a drink and a map with you, plus food, your phone and car keys! Eventually I found one made by a brand called Cristal. It was not a brand I had ever heard of before but the bag seemed like exactly what I was looking for! It has one large compartment at the bottom with padded edges where your camera and lenses go. It also has the removable dividers so again you can design it how you want. Then there is another large section at the top where all your walking gear can fit, with another smaller zip pocket on the front for things like spare batteries.
Apart from two lovely camera bags, I also received loads of gear ready for Iceland, a globe to plan out my next adventures, money to spend on a new lens, and a book on how to keep goats (it's a dream of mine to have pet goats)!
I hope everyone reading this has had a lovely Christmas with friends and family, and I wish you all a very happy New Year! Thankyou for reading my blog and for all the lovely comments I've received about my work over on my Facebook page and my Instagram account - please like and follow if you haven't already, many thanks!