Turning 21

Good Morning World!

Today I am waking up a new woman, or indeed just the first time I’ve woken up and called myself something other than a girl. I am now 21 years old. AAAHHH! This is so crazy! Seems like a blink of an eye since I was saying hello to my teenage years and now, POOF I’m a proper adult. I’ve got to wave goodbye to my immaturity and start thinking about grown up things like a pension or a mortgage *shudders*.

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I can say with great confidence that I am not ready to say goodbye to being 20, it really has been my favourite year so far! I know, I know! I’ve said this before, but I can’t possibly believe that it can get better than this (obviously I’m so up for it going in that direction), but what if it doesn’t?… Negativity aside, I have never enjoyed a year more and I’m excited to see what the future holds.

I think the biggest thing that has happened this past year is that I have now officially moved out, oh and I have a ring on my finger. Yes, this has come at a bit of a surprise. I have found the man of my dreams and we are now living together. I owe so much of this year to him and it really wouldn’t have been as special without him.

Friendships have definitely blossomed too, having an extra year under your belt at Univeristy really does make your confidence come out a little more (especially when you’re incredibly shy like myself). I have made some solid friendships, some of which I know will last a lifetime.

Here’s to taking responsibly for my actions! Here’s to proper adulthood! Here’s to no more excuses… Here’s to 21!

 

 

Two Days in Venice

Good Morning World!

I don’t think anyone can turn down a good holiday, especially to one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So when mum suggested a weekend break to Venice, I’d be silly to turn it down.

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To add a bit of humour to your lives, this trip was suppose to be a 21st birthday present but we went in June and I’m still 20! So when mum was telling everyone it was my birthday the whole trip and singing to me, I was a little confused.

We arrived in this beautiful city on the Thursday evening, and with no time to waste we went exploring, and of course found a bar. We saw the Rialto Bridge, and just had a general wonder around the narrow streets and bridges. Relaxed after a long day of travelling and treated ourselves to some authentic Italian food.

Friday was our only full day in Venice, and we tried to squeeze as much in as possible. We woke up super early and got to the Doge’s Palace for when it opened, which is located in St. Mark’s Square, a major tourist spot in Venice. This is where we walked over and saw the bridge of signs, where ancient prisoners would get their last glimpse of freedom before they were locked away in prison.

After our culture filled morning we had lunch along one of the small canals, followed by a gondola ride around the back streets. I would recommend taking a gondola around the back streets as opposed to the main canal, as one their cheaper and two, you get to see more of the culture. We then ended the day with cocktails on a rooftop bar before heading out for dinner and drinks again.

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As we’d had our action filled tourist day we decided to end our weekend break by using the final day to take our time to observe and appreciate this beautiful city. We had breakfast along the grand canal, and a leisurely stroll around the back streets before heading back to the apartment to get ready for our flight.

I don’t think this post has done this gorgeous city justice. From the architecture to the food, I have fallen in love with Venice. To anyone asking whether it’s worth going, I would say Yes! I don’t believe you need anymore than a couple of days in this city before you’ve exhausted the sights, but if you plan your trip well Venice definitely has a lot to offer. There are many more day trips to neighbouring islands so if you go for longer don’t be afraid you won’t fill your diaries.

All my love,

Georgina xx