Paris Outfit Diaries

Good Morning World!

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Love Georgina xxx

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Parisian Adventures | Paris Diaries | Day 3

Good Morning World!

Our third day in Paris marks the halfway point on our holiday, easily a time to wallow in the fact that its nearly over, but in my case a time to celebrate another 3 more days in sunny Paris. I’ve always been a glass is half full kind of person.

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Day 3 was an aesthetically pleasing day, visiting the world famous Notre Dame, where I was excited to meet my childhood love Quasimodo, also known as The Hunchback of Notre Dame from the 1996 Disney film. Notre Dame sparked childhood nostalgia so had a lovely time dancing around the cathedral pretending to be Esmerelda, much to the discomfort of others.

Notre Dame itself is a working church and while on our visit, there were many people praying, which I can understand must be hard to do when the whole cathedral is full of tourists, despite there being a strict no talking rule. The interior of the church was amazing, with gorgeous stain glass windows and stone statues; far more remarkable than my local church. The whole Cathedral was enchanting from top to bottom, every detail was as I would’ve imagined. From the bells in the bell tower to the gargoyles on the side of the church.  The view was incredible and you could surprisingly see a great ordeal of Paris from the top.

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After visiting Notre Dame, I headed down to the Luxemburg Gardens, which to me gave off a Blair Waldorf vibe? The sheer vision made me feel like I was in a whole other world. Everything was perfect down to the last rose petal. Such a remarkable and photogenic destination.

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Love Georgina xxx

Parisian Adventures | Paris Diaries | Day 2

Good Morning World!

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Its the second day of my holiday and the second day I get to wake up to this beautiful city I am currently calling home. The whole essence of Paris screams cosmopolitan; giving me a sense of home in this foreign country. Although this is still my second night, the whole adventure and waking up to the sounds of the city excites me, and this whole adventure still doesn’t quite feel real.

 

Wednesday we travelled just outside of Paris to the Palace of Versailles; a famous palace of the second world war to which the allies debated what is now known as the Versailles Treaty. A peace treaty, which was signed in 1919 by Germany which meant that they owed 20 billion gold marks to France for reparations. (Something that greatly interested me when studying GCSE History, although my knowledge has plummeted since). This palace although is historically flooding with culture, is one of the most beautiful Palaces I have ever laid eyes on, not to mention the exquisite landscaping and vast gardens.

The Palace itself is beyond gorgeous, and above all huge. Every room felt like I was walking into a new world, one that was bigger than my whole house put together. Each room was covered in gold detailing and filled with ceiling art and massive canvas’ worth a fortune on the walls. My favourite room of the entire building was the famous Hall of Mirrors, which was where the Treaty of Versailles was signed those many moons ago, and it certainly lives up to its name, the whole room was beautiful and again displayed the same gold detailing as the rest of the building.

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Although, this being a historical and culture filled day out there was so much for us to do, the gardens itself had golf carts to rent to explore the vast lands, several food stops with loads of little cafés and an actual restaurant hidden in the ‘maze’ hedges. The entire day was magical.

My favourite experience of the day was defiantly being able to take a rowing boat out onto there waters and explore the grounds via boat. Despite that being the plan, I found out that rowing is a lot harder than it looks and we managed to get about 100m before having to go back. I take my hat off to those who row, its one hell of a chore.

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Visiting the Palace of Versailles was a wonderful day, and I would honestly recommend it to anyone visiting Paris. The whole experience does require a whole day of your time but it is beyond worth it. I will even go as far as saying that, however the Eiffel Tower, and other famous landmarks of Paris were utterly breath-taking, this palace tops the charts. Not only is it a rich a vibrant historical gold mine, it also makes for a lovely family day out. This also turned out to be one the most perfect times to visit as Paris was experiencing 30 degree Celsius heat, which made our outing all the more happy.

Love Georgina xxx

 

 

What to Take to University? | Ultimate University Checklist

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So today is A-level results day, a day where someone hands you an envelope which could change everything. Whether your going to University?  OR Which one you’re going to? I am hoping that the majority of you have woken up to good news, and those who haven’t probably wont be reading this, so Congratulations! You have reached a point of maturity! You are moving away from home in little over a month, and you only have that time to prepare, because how would you have known otherwise? Unless you were fortunate enough to have been offered an unconditional offer, and if so hats off to you, and you are probably more organised with what to bring than any others.

I have compiled a list of essential items that you will need to take with you to University, feel free to add to it here and there, and also if there is anything you don’t deem necessary cross it off. Also let me know if I have missed anything off the list that you feel would make or break your experience at University.

  • Laptop and charger
  • Headphones or earphones
  • Phone and charger
  • Hair dryer and styling tools
  • Extension leads
  • Printer (if you have one)
  • Bowls/plates
  • Mugs/glasses
  • Frying pan
  • Sauce pan
  • Wok
  • Sharp knife
  • Baking tray
  • Tupperware
  • Oven gloves/ tea towels
  • Grater/peeler
  • Dish cloth or sponge
  • Tin opener/ bottle opener
  • Whisk
  • Wooden spoon
  • Bedsheets/duvet cover/pillow cover
  • Duvet and pillow
  • Mattress protector
  • Coat hangers
  • Laundry basket
  • Hot water bottle
  • Storage boxes
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush/ holder
  • Medicine (fresher’s flu)
  • Wash bag
  • Bath mat
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet brush
  • Travel sewing kit
  • First aid kit
  • Change for washing machines
  • Pins or wall hangings
  • Diary/planner
  • Stationary
  • Clothes

Also remember to bring along any important documents to University, like your admissions letter, finance documents, accommodation documents, and acceptance letter just so if there is any confusion when you first arrive at University everything can be sorted out very quickly.

Good Luck!

Love Georgina xxx

Parisian Adventures | Paris Diaries| Day 1

Good Morning World!

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The beautiful and romantic city of Paris has always been somewhere I longed to visit; the French architecture, freshly bakes pastries and world famous landmarks are something I couldn’t shy away from. After a year together, my boyfriend and I thought it would be fitting to spend our first ever holiday together in the most romantic city in the world.

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We travelled there via the Eurostar from London to Paris on the Monday afternoon around 2 o clock, and we arrived into Paris around half 5 local time, which meant that our ‘first’ day in Paris consisted of us getting lost on the metro, settling into our hotel and eating out at a local restaurant.

Our first official day in this gorgeous city was a dream come true, and because it was our first day how could we not visit the most iconic monument in France straight off the back. Approaching this historic gem was exhilarating and I never expected for it to be as big as it was, although it being a tenth of the size of the original model, and I was blown away by the unique nature of the architecture.

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Despite the abundant number of people who decided to arrive on the same day and same time of us, we managed to get into and up the Eiffel Tower in just under 45 minutes, including a security check and buying tickets. However, if anything is  worth waiting in an queue for 45 minutes its the Eiffel Tower. My boyfriend and I bought tickets to see all the floors on the tower, even one to the very top floor, which I’ll admit gave me a little bit of vertigo but was so worth it for the experience.

After spending pretty much our whole day mooching around the Eiffel Tower and its gardens, I wanted to check out another world famous destination, which actually turned out to be one of my very favourite views from the whole city. The Arc de Triomphe! Again I was amazed at the size of the structure, half expecting it to be just bigger than your standard arc you would find in Britain, but gosh I was wrong. The whole building was incredible, not only is it just 280 steps to climb to the top (yes I actually counted them) but it has a small museum inside and a little gift shop of trinkets and bigger trinkets. The best part of all being able to see the Eiffel Tower, towering over the vast city; it was a sight to envision and never one to forget.

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The whole day was filled with delights and wonderful adventures. I went to sleep wanting more and dreaming love stories in little Paris.

Love Georgina xxx

19 Things I’ve Learnt in 19 Years

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There are many things that you learn in your teenage years. So when a friend of mine asked, ‘What is the biggest thing you’ve learn this year?’ it got me thinking of all the amazing life lessons that I’ve come to know, that I, myself have independently learnt.

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1. Not Everyone is a Nice Person

Growing up in a village surrounded by friendly people was a beautiful upbringing, but though my older teenage years I learnt that what you see on the outside isn’t always someone’s greatest intensions. Most people are selfish, and they don’t have your best interests at heart.

2. Money isn’t Everything

My gap year has taught me a lot about saving and spending money, but mostly it has taught me that its better to have the memories rather than the paper notes.

3. Nothing is Worth Being Unhappy

You’ll never remember those small upsets in a year to come, so why waste a chance to laugh and smile.

4. You Wont Get Everything You Wish For

Being a child is great, you have very basic wants and needs and they’re usually met by your parents, but as we age these things widen and more people want them and they’re harder to achieve.

5. Embrace Your Inner Child

Be silly, sing louder, don’t rush to grow up, being old is boring.

6. Don’t Stop Doing What You Love

Never let anyone tell you what your passionate about, or what you love. Let that drive you forward and not push you back.

7. Always Say YES To Pudding

Life is too short to not eat the chocolate cake.

8.  Not Everyone Will Want to Stay in Your Life

The friends you make at school wont always be there for you when you’re gone. But if they want to leave, let them. Its better to have a few close friends, quality over quantity.

9. Having a Job Teaches You a Lot

I am a massive advocate for having a part-time job while in your teenage years, it teaches you so much about life, and ultimately you’ve learnt lessons that others wont have thought about yet.

10. You Still Need Your Parents

As much as we don’t want to admit it, our parents are still a big part of our lives, and we do need them more than we think.

11. Be Thankful For What You Have

There are many people who have it worse than you, appreciate what you’ve got.

12. Read Lots

Knowledge is power.

13. Popularity Means Nothing

Once you’ve left school, no one cares about that stuff, you should want to be friends with someone for the person they are, not because of who they know.

14. Happy Girls are the Prettiest

You will ALWAYS look your best with a smile on your face, and everyone will see it.

 

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15. Appreciate Nature

This is your planet and you have to look after it. After learning about how destructive humans are, I cant not recycle, and I cant not re-use bags. We make nature a happy place is we look after it.

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16. Don’t Change Yourself for a Boy

…or girl. I learnt the hard way, but if they don’t like you for who you are, then they’re not right for you, and you will find someone who does.

17. Take Care of Yourself

You should never feel guilty for being selfish once in a while. You deserve the world!

18. Stress Less

Don’t beat yourself up over the little things, you’ll only get lines. HAHA!

19. Hold Onto Those Special in Your Life

They’re a blessing!

Love Georgina xxx

P.S. HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY TO ME!