Cork Screw Curls with Straighteners

Good Morning World!

Now like myself you are probably fathomed by the title of this blog post, and yes its a peculiar one, but yes it does work! For me, curls have never been able to stay in my hair up to seconds after applying heat, and therefore do not own a curling iron, but this beauty hack works!

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What you will need:

  • Straighteners
  • A Pencil

Yes these simple household items can give you effortless cork screw curls in under 10 minutes.

What to do:

  1. Start by sectioning off your hair and putting the rest up in a clip of pony tail.
  2. Take a small section of hair and wrap it around the pencil towards you. The reason I would recommend using a small section of hair to get a more cork screw-like effect.
  3. Leave the straightener on your hair for around 10 seconds depending on how thick you section of hair is.
  4. Repeat steps until your hair is completely covered in curls, then simply run your fingers through your hair so they look less tight and more natural.

How did you get on with this hack?

Love Georgina xx

 

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Where to dine in Oxfordshire | Anniversary meal

Good Morning World!

One Year! 12 months! 52 weeks! 365 days! 8760 hours! and 525600 minutes!

When you put it in that perspective it doesn’t seem like that length of time, but for us its a personal milestone. Marking the seriousness of our relationship, and the stepping stone for our future.

To celebrate the occasion we took a trip to a local restaurant one Monday evening. The Duck on the Pond is a delightful public house, restaurant and gardens located in the village of South Newington in the heart of Oxfordshire. It served high class food, in a traditional dining area featuring oak beams and a bread oven. It was also the winner of the certificate of Excellence by Trip Adviser 2015.

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We arrived here at 19:30 and were greeted with friendly and attentive service. I started out evening up by ordering my favourite foods; mussels, which although delicious, isn’t everyone’s meal of choice. The food arrived in no time at all and with excellent service, offering us a variety of extras.

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For my main course I ordered the pan fried sea bass, served with crab and chilli, baby spinach mash and sauce vierge. It was beautifully cooked and presented and the mash was to die for. Normally I am not one for mash potato, its something about the texture that puts me off, but even despite this, I couldn’t help but gobble it up. Such a well done meal.

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If any knows me well, they’ll know I never turn down an opportunity to eat pudding. Its the best part of the meal, and not having something sweet to follow slowly kills me on the inside. Even if its a cube of chocolate or a full sticky toffee pudding, its a must. Now by this point I was absolutely stuffed and couldn’t possibly try the vast selection indulgent deserts, so I went for the lighter option of mango and raspberry sorbet.

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My whole meal oozed perfection on this even more perfect night with an even more perfect person. I couldn’t have asked for a better meal. I will defiantly be coming back to the duck on the pond to enjoy yet again another fantastic meal. I would defiantly recommend if anyone finds themselves in Oxfordshire near this little village.

Love Georgina xxx

 

How to spend a blissful Spring Morning | Bluebell Woodland

Good Morning World!

The sun is shinning in Britain and its finally starting to feel more like spring. This undoubtedly calls for a long Oxfordshire countryside walk in our beautiful woodlands. My friend Charlotte and I decided that we would take advantage of this once in a blue moon good weather and take our dogs out on a little adventure. However, as it does involve this particular best friend of mine a photoshoot is never out of the question, and with my undeniable love of photography we make a great pair.

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“Take a quiet walk with mother nature, it will nurture your mind, body and sole.”

– Anthony Douglas Williams

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The sheer beauty of nature is captivating and there is nothing I love more in this weather than to capture the colours and openness of nature. Whenever I’m out on a walk I always find myself wanting to take the whole scene with me. This may be one of the reasons I fell in love with photography because its a way of keeping hold of the memory without taking nature with you so to speak.

 

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Always hold on to that joy!

Happy Photo taking friends.

Georgina xxx

Does my Zodiac Sign fit my Personality?

Good Morning World!

I have never been that obsessed with reading my star sign or predicting my future based on the consolations, however one of my very good friends is completely obsessed with it and reads her horoscope everyday. I wanted to sit down and read the personality descriptions of a typical Leo and see how I compare.

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According to Horoscope.com Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac. These folks are impossible to miss, since they love being centre stage. Making an impression is Job One for Leos, and when you consider their personal magnetism, you see the job is quite easy. Leos are an ambitious lot, and their strength of purpose allows them to accomplish a great deal. The fact that these folks are also creative makes their endeavours fun for them and everyone else. It’s quite common to see a Leo on stage or in Hollywood, since these folks never shy away from the limelight. They are also supremely talented and have a flair for the dramatic. Warmth and enthusiasm seems to seep from every Leo pore, making these folks a pleasure to be around. They do love pleasure!

Firstly lets begin with the phrase “centre of attention” and to be honest growing up I would agree with that, but only in my early years. I was always one to enjoy being the life of the party so to speak but as I have gotten older I feel like ‘centre of attention’ is not a way to describe me. However, I have a real need to be around people all the time and I am a big extrovert and don’t really enjoy being on my own or being in my own company for an extended period of time so I guess that could be a slight resemblance.

“Making an impression” this can either be a very good thing or a very bad thing, and I’d like to think that I am on the positive side of this drawbridge. I always like to make a good first impression because those are moments that you never get back, whether it be for a job interview or even just meeting a new friend, I like to feel and look my best. So yes I do agree with this statement.

Being ambitious and having a sense of purpose is something that I really long to have, but speaking from my own experience I am not a very ambitious person in term of occupation, and am perfectly happy being in a job that doesn’t pay as well just so I can be a bit happier, but in family terms I could say this fits me. I long to feel needed in my family and I want to feel that they do depend on me and couldn’t do it without me, which I think is a trait I carry for all the people in my life. I never want to feel like I am ‘just there’.

Creativity? That’s a good question! I cannot draw to save my life, even my stick men come out looking like plates of spaghetti. My painting skills are zero to none and anything involving glue always ends up being a nightmare. However, I do enjoy elements of interior design.

“Never shy away from the limelight” this seems to be touching on the whole ‘centre of attention’ thing again, but this doesn’t describe me at all, I mean I did do A-level Drama and got an A grade but that doesn’t mean that whatever chance I get I’ll get on the stage? I am actually quite a shy person its just acting can sometimes mask that, as I am not me I’m a character. So I do not agree with this.

Last but not least “warmth and enthusiasm …. a pleasure to be around”, this is something I would love to say is 100% true, but I don’t think this is something I can comment on myself.  What I can say though is that I love to make people feel welcome, I have had my fair share of people leaving me out of things or being a third wheel that I don’t want to have anyone feel like that when they’re with me. Feeling out of place and left out is not a nice thing to feel and I couldn’t stand it if someone felt like that around me.

Overall I feel like some of these things can be related to me, but also I think that these specifications are very general and anyone reading this may feel like they can relate to this too without being a Leo! What do you think?

Love Georgina xxx