Double Rainbow

Good Morning World!

I am defiantly one of those people who’s mood is affected by the weather. Rain makes me miserable, the sun makes me happy and clouds are not friends. So when staring out my window on a cold rainy day I felt sluggish, but because I saw a rainbow I felt inspired.

Rainbows tell us to hold onto hope, and believe beyond the shadow of doubt when following our hearts desires. But a double rainbow opens up the path of personal magic. Its a signal to be true to yourself and know that the universe is conspiring on your behalf. Its shows that your intuition is keener than you imagined and is urging you to trust your gut.

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I am and always have been a keen believer in Astrology. I believe that there are certain things in our lives that our uncontrollable, but I also believe that there are certain things we have to do for ourselves. I agree that there are certain people in this world that you are meant to meet, some to help you grow, or some to help you to learn but I believe that that’s it, it is you that has to actively go out and learn these lesson, this is something the universe cannot do for you. I know this phenomenon is not a favourite in everyone but I do have a point.

Rainbows mean just this! They bring hope and are the key for believing in your greatest desires. I know symbolism doesn’t mean anything in a broad sense, and if you passively look at anything then things won’t happen. This post isn’t about the wonderful nature of rainbows and how they magically bring you good things. Its about believing you can do something. I know that when I have someone behind me cheering me on, like your parents do a sports day, its so much easier to do well. You’re making someone else proud as well as yourself.

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They hold the key for unlocking desire and achieving something you have always wanted to do. If you look at this on a simple level, before I saw that rainbow I wasn’t in the mood to do anything that day, the rain makes you want to sit inside in front of the TV, but that light of inspiration lead to this blog post, and it led me see the light in most things. What I am trying to say is, there is light in everything you do. There may be bad times but it takes a small piece of light to realise your motivation. This light (the rainbow) helps you to achieve things, it brings you hope, it brings motivation and above all it brings you magic.

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What I am wearing:

Rainbow Knitted Top: Topshop

Blue Denim Pinafore Dress: Topshop

Thank you for reading

Love Georgina xx

 

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How I’m Transitioning My Wardrobe

Good Morning World!

Last year me would’ve said “Its a little late to be putting this post up”, but this year me knows that because of the weather, May is the first time I can properly say Spring has arrived. The weather recently has been a bit of a joke, well more than a bit. Just when we thought it was picking up again, it goes and rains. Come on now Mother Nature, make up your mind.

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Sorry about the weather negativity, we get enough of that all year round. For me spring is about the florals. Very cliché of me, I know! But we all know it’s true. The trick for me is getting the right balance of winter and summer into your middle season outfit. I picked up this little blouse from Topshop, and I think it says spring beautifully. The floral pattern accoupanied with the white spots adds something different. My favourite thing about this blouse however is the sleeves, I am in love with this feminine bow detail.

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The beautiful down button detailing along with the petlum style makes this top extra special.

Winter to me is all about dark, strong colours. My style in the colder months is a little more edgy, and adding this to a girly top for me creates something different. I paired this top with some black jeans, I did this to stop the overshadowing of summer. I also added a big metal belt and a thick jacket, because spring is about those layers too.

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Love Georgina xx

6 Ways To Practice Self-Care

Good Morning World!

The last couple of months I have felt the happiest I have ever been, this second half of my Univeristy year has made me realise how much I enjoy life. A few months back, I was stuck in a rut, I wanted to quit Univeristy and I was holding onto so much of my past that I needed things to change. Looking back at my life year ago it makes me happy to know I have grown up so much, I have so many new friends who care about me and reciprocal, but above all that I am now truly happy. I wanted to share some of the things that have helped me (in more ways than one) turn my life upside down.

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1. Choosing Friends.

It sounds so cliché and petty when you hear it out loud but it does make a difference. Sometimes that friend that you’ve had for years isn’t always looking out for you best interest. I have met people at Univeristy that look out for me more than some people from back home I have known for years. Amount of time isn’t a marker of friendship. The key point here is ‘choose’. Don’t give someone the time of day when they can’t spare a moment for you.

2. Self-Discipline

Lets talk about it on a modest level, lets face it I wasn’t the most motivated person in the world. I use to hardly do any work and just continue living my life pretending things don’t exist. But since January I have a schedule and an eating plan. But its not enough to just have these things. You have to stick to them. Learn to say ‘no’ to other things, when your work needs to be done, do it. Don’t get your head turned, put yourself and your future first.

3. Me-Time

To quote Oscar Wilde “be yourself, everyone else is taken”, so make sure you take some time to love yourself. I’m not talking about this take a bubble bath nonsense of me-time, I’m talking about talking time out of your day to focus on yourself, and preparing yourself for the next move. Whether that be waking up an hour earlier on the day of a big presentation to evaluate what needs to be done before, or maybe even ditching a night out to stay home and recharge. Focus on you.

4. Sleep

There is nothing I will stress more. I know a lot of people especially at Univeristy prioritise other things over sleep, and I have to hold my hands up and say I am at fault to this too. Lack of sleep has a negative effect on performance and you are unable to work to your best ability if this is lacking. It has been known for students to pull an all-nighter the day before an assignment is due in, but this will only have a negative effect on you, it wont be your best work.

5. Spending Quality Time with Quality People

It can be hard to juggle your social, work and study life all at once. I find that spending time with the family and friends who know you best can be a refreshing and uplifting. I know we all have those friends who we put up an imagine for, and I have them myself, but enjoying the company of those who you can be 100% yourself around makes everything easier. They understand you, and wont judge you on anything.

6. Managing Your Finances

Being a student, this is a must. Its the first time we are living on our own and we go a little crazy with money. So this little system will help you from splashing the cash. Everyone has a different monthly income to its important to correspond this with how you live your life. Work out how much money you have for the month and use this to calculate how much you have a week. I know that at Univeristy I have £50 to live off every week, I allot a third of this money to food, a third to necessities for example face wipes and toiletries, and the rest is used for me to have fun, which at uni means nights out. Its important to stick to this, I know for some people this can be hard, but one way of making sure is to take out X amount of money every week (in my case £50) and have it in cash, that way you wont be able to overspend like if you used your card.

The truth about self-care shouldn’t be in how you pamper yourself  with luxurious bath products and cleansers but be something we give ourselves credit for every day, for looking after ourselves. I ask everyone reading this to do what I did and look back at how far you’ve come and praise yourself for it, be proud of your achievements no matter how small. Only then can you master the art of self-care.

Love Georgina xx

 

A Happy Little Catch Up

Good Morning World!

Life has been a little chaotic recently. Big changes have occurred and ultimately my little blog has taken a back seat, apologies. But here I am finding the time to blog (something I have been yarning for) a thing that has become a treat and not a dependency these last couple of months. The main reason for my loss of time has been that I started university. I have moved to another part of the country and I’m living in a flat with 6 other people. This concept is still very bizarre to me, and I have only now started to adopt my own routine with these lovely people in my life. Its so crazy the amount of things we take for granted when living with our parents that we now have to do yourself, including the obvious’ like food shopping down to more unthought-of chores like de-scaling the shower head. My life has changed so much in such a small amount of time.

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I first moved to university in September, moving day is such a blur to me; although so is the first semester, little things like having to do a food shop, meal plan and budgeting have been a bore. The assentation into adulthood became a little more real. Who knew flying the nest was going to be this complicated? I’m only talking about the sheer entity of living without my parents and I haven’t even started to think about the idea of work and university in general, but let me tell you it is a lot more work than I thought it would entail, but thank heavens for first year. I don’t know what I would do if this year did actually count towards my degree.

Although this new chapter in my life is amazing and I am enjoying every minute of it now that I have gotten over the initial homesickness phase, there are still so many things that I miss about being at home and there are still times when I long to be cuddled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate watching some silly gameshow with my family but as I have come to realise those special moments are getting fewer and fewer. I guess this is part of growing up, having to fend for yourself and realising that those moments should be treasured more than you think, (a little deeper than I intended for our morning catch up but heart types what it wants). It has been lovely though coming back over the last couple of holidays and I have realised that my relationship with my family has matured and there are less petty disputes that use to take up 75% of general conversation.

In addition, due to my Seasonal Affective Mood I have only just come to realise how much love I have for University and how much I have missed blogging. Like every year my blog gets a start up at the beginning of spring and my memory of winter becomes a black hole. But now, I couldn’t think of anywhere I would rather be than sat in my flat with all my lovely new university friends. Its fair to say that since the weather has been nice I’m a happy little bean. Its gotten so bad that I don’t even want to go home for summer, my love for constant company as become a love and my once thought introverted self as disappeared.

I thought this general catch up would be quite fitting considering I’ve been in hibernation all winter, but there is so much more going on which I will reveal in later posts.

Thank you for reading

Love Georgina xx

Snow Day Like A Snow Day

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Now, we all know that England is notorious for its cold weather and its citizens who love to complain about it 24/7. Last week we were able to complain once again when storm Emma hit Britain and covered it in a few inches of snow. Being a good British citizen I was at first excited about this change in weather forecast as we usually are, but this soon changed for the masses. My view on the snow, however stayed the same and so it did for all my peers here at Univeristy. We enjoyed a lecture free week running around in the snow building snowmen and having snowball fights; ignoring responsibility.

My time in the snow was lengthy, trying to savour every second I could get before it all melted away (too soon). Sledging, snowball fights and building a snowman were all on my list of snow antics, swiftly followed by a hot chocolate by the radiator (I wish I could say fire, but this is student life), in thick socks while watching a winter film.

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Although this snowfall in the beginning of March came as a great surprise to most of Britain, it was a lovely way to end the winter months, and I hope i speak for everyone when I say, Snowfall, is something that I have waited patiently for since last November, and probably longer. 

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This short-lived period of snow ended up contributing to so many new memories with the friends I will love forever. I hope all of your memories with the snow were as good as mine.

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Thank you for reading,

Love Georgina xxx

Brighton Weekend Away

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Visiting new places is always something I find most enjoyable, and I have spend many a day out trying to explore as many new places in England as I possibly can, drawing in its culture. This hobby then becomes especially pleasing when it means I can visit some of my favourite people as well. A few weeks ago I went to visit one of my very good friends who lives down in Brighton for University, I hadn’t seen her for months and nor anyone else from back home, so it was a lovely idea that myself and 2 other friends went down to visit her in this beautiful seaside town.

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Saturday morning began the start of our jam-packed weekend, and with great hunger and anticipation for the day ahead we began with breakfast at “The Breakfast Club”. I had heard about this restaurant before, but had never eaten here previously but just from looking at the menu I would right in saying that I would love the food. I treated myself to delicious fresh berry pancakes covered in golden syrup and freshly whipped cream. The other three girls all had wonderfully prepared hot chocolates and were far less naughty than me by choosing a more savoury option.

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After a very filling breakfast we decided to explore not only the beautiful and eloquent lanes of Brighton (which dare I say are home to some of the most appealing little shops, and a massive selection of jewellers), but the beautiful town of Lewes just a couple or so miles outside of Brighton. This was a wonderful adventure as this little historic town was filled with gorgeous independent shops lined up row to row, gorgeous mountain views and tiny traditional bakery’s with homemade bread and pastries.

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Our afternoon was very jam packed, girls being girls, we decdied to check out Brighton’s huge shopping centre. I will admit I spent more than my fair share of money on clothes which I seemed to convince myself that I needed but ultimately didn’t. I think this was true for the four of us. This was then followed by an evening back at my friends house eating pizza on the sofa and watching Moana.

SUNDAY then started off with us getting DUM DUM doughnuts for us to eat on the beach. For anyone that knows me they are aware that my sugar consumption is higher than that of the average human being, so the idea of having doughnuts on the beach for breakfast was something I was jumping for joy over. However, the beach, especially in British winter isn’t the nicest place to be on a cold windy Brighton morning, but I guess I can’t win at everything.

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We spent the remainder of the day on the Pier, and for those who have been to Brighton before knows that the pier is filled with arcade games, fair ground rides and slot machines, the perfect place to go and waste an afternoon. To which I did and managed to change a vast amount of pound coins into 2p’s for the slot machines. I was surprised at how long I was able to last judging by my history of notorious bad luck.

Let my know what your experiences of Brighton are like?

Thank you for reading

Love Georgina xxx

Pretty Girls | Book Club

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For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while will know, I love a good book. Its been a while since I have posted a book review on the blog, despite swearing to myself to put on up every time I read a new one, which blatantly hasn’t happened, but here goes. My second book review.

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This book first came into my possession over a year ago when I decided that my usual genre of books wasn’t quite cutting what I wanted. I had never read a crime book before reading ‘Pretty Girls’ and nor did I really want to. The idea of scaring myself for sheer entertainment isn’t something that greatly appeals to me, but yet I bought the book and I read it in a week.

The blurb reads ” A missing girl. A hope never lost. A killer never found…

Twenty years ago Claire Scott’s eldest sister, Julia, went missing. It was a mystery that was never solved and it tore her family apart.

Now another girl has disappeared, with chilling echoes of the past. And Claire is convinced that Julia’s disappearance is linked.

But when she begins to learn the truth about her sister, she is confronted with a shocking discovery and nothing will ever be the same…”

This book was a real turning point for me, it opened up a whole new set of doors that I never wanted to open. Despite this book utterly scaring my half to death at some points, I couldn’t put it down. The mystery and plot line was thought out perfectly and got me thinking like a detective. I cannot praise Karin Slaughter enough for her incredible attention to detail and unpredictable plotline.

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I don’t want give too much away and I will ruin the book and all its twists and turns. But it begins with the murder of Claire’s Husband who is a very wealthy man to whom stored everything in his life on external hard drives which no one had access to but him. She discovered she was hiding something after his death and found that he was being given money by external sources, and money was being paid out on videos of snuff porn. This book circles the illegal money transactions of Claire’s husband and her missing sister from over 20 years ago. The truth will only come and bite her from behind.

This book may not have come across how I want it to in my description but with so many cliff hangers and plot twists in this book, I couldn’t give much away. It truly defies expectation and blows you away. Buy Pretty Girls here.

Despite the gruesome and unfavourable tale of this book, it still holds number one spot of the best book I’ve ever read.

Love Georgina xx