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

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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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Throwback to when I had long hair

 

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!

 

Why I Started Blogging | 2nd Blog-iversary

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Today, the 28th July 2017 marks the second birthday of my little blog, and the second anniversary of my very first post Good Morning World (which dare I say, is one of my more well written posts) . The day I decided to open up my life or my diary, if you will, to the world. The saying ‘time flies when you’re having fun’ certainly applies here, as despite having down days and unmotivated moments (like any other blogger) I really enjoy writing every post.

Blogging for me, has always been an outlet, a hobby, somewhere where I can talk about whatever pleases me most, not worrying about what others may thing of me. A place that is my little space on the big wide web. It wasn’t created for the purpose of getting followers or views, I mostly wrote it for myself, and I guess I still do. Most people after 2 years of blogging have a huge following and that never really was something I needed, and it was never something I worked towards. I posted my work and was done with it, no self-advertising, no nothing, just hoping that someone would stumble across my little blog and enjoy a good read. Which is slightly a bad thing, as many of my earlier posts, and some now do go unnoticed. But as of the last month I have started to warm to the idea of self-advertising, and the tooting of ones horn over on my twitter.

Despite working on this blog for two whole years now, there are still so many things that I struggle with in the big blogosphere. One of which being flat lays, I am so hopeless at creating them, I always end up having a shadow over my pictures or not having those ever so wonderful blogger props that everyone seems to be using now. This also co-insides with the whole picture thing in general, if you could only see how many posts I have written ready to publish that only need a picture. Its disappointing.

I guess the whole reason for creating this blog was so I could feel a little more important in this world, and in more ways than one it has kept me sane. I am a very introverted person, and mostly the idea of a big group of people does throw a spanner in the works, so when I stumbled upon the blogging world, I felt I slipped in well.

I am so thankful for this wonderful space I have created, and I will not stop doing what I love.

Happy Blogging,

Love Georgina xxx

 

Wondrous Wroxton | Abby Gardens

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There are several places near me that ooze beauty, one of which being the gorgeous village of Wroxton, which holds Wroxton Abby, which is a College from a University in America. It screams culture, and is the perfect place for a gorgeous summer walk.

I visited this gorgeous ‘American’ gem mid-July and fell in love with the beautiful countryside, gorgeous lakes and wholesome greenery. The gardens are a gorgeous place to bring a picnic and bask in nature. Ho

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However, there is one set back for this place, and since it being a college, it is strictly no dogs allowed, so my little pooches had to stay at home for this one.

Exploring my local countryside landmarks are a favourite of mine, and these gardens were certainly worth a visit!

Happy Exploring,

Love Georgina xxx

 

Wondrous Warwickshire | Burton Dassett Hills Country Park

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Burton Dassett Hills Country Park is located in Southam, Warwickshire; a mere short journey from the famous Shakespearian town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, and 30 minute drive from my hometown in Oxfordshire. The country park is filled with a vast array of rolling hills and spectacular views where you can see for miles into several county’s. The site contains a small woodland and surfaced footpaths, as well as the hills containing a wealth of historical interest including quarry remains.

The hills are a great place for a family picnic and a favourite stop for dog walkers, so there is no doubt Burton Dassett has something for everyone. I first visited this beautiful hill site with my boyfriend where we brought a picnic, lay on the top of a hill and enjoyed each others company; in addition the miles of unexplored green fields means that we needed no encouragement to investigate.

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Other attractions at Burton Dassett include an ice cream van and coffee van which come on weekends and school holidays to provide refreshments in the summer which from my experience are much needed. These privileges are a near necessity when visiting these hills, as it being hills there is nearly no shade so its impossible to stay cool, or keep out of the sun. Remember the sun cream guys, especially since it was 30 degree Celsius when we went, which isn’t a lot for some countries but if there is a stereotype about us brits its that we cant handle the heat and love to speak ill of the weather. Haha!

The admission to the hills is free however you do pay £2 for parking which is a little cost for a big day out, and remember to bring exact amount as the machines do not give change.

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I could not urge you enough to visit this delightful countryside gem, it really is an exceptional day out for everyone.

Happy Exploring!

Love Georgina xx

June Makeup Favourites

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Throughout the month of June I have branched out and tried a lot more makeup products, and I thought I would share with you the ones that I have enjoyed the most.

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The first product that I have been obsessed with this month is actually an eye shadow palette that I got for Christmas from my mum, but haven’t gotten round to using until recently. This eyeshadow trio palette from Ted Baker comes with three gorgeous colours, a pink-y nude base colour, a shimmery copper-peach colour and a dark brown. I am in love with this more peachy copper on my eyes recently, as the colour combination really compliments my blue eyes. This palette came in a beauty pack with lots of other makeup products, but you can also buy it separately. Although to me, I never thought about Ted Baker’s makeup to be that appealing but the colour pay off is lovely and it is super easy to blend.

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The second item that I have been loving this month is this Rimmel Lip Pencil in the shade 063 Eastend Snob. I cannot preach enough about how much I love this product, I have never loved a lip pencil more, the pencil itself is ever so creamy and glides really well onto the lips. Also I love how you don’t have to sharpen it, you just twist the colour up. I dislike so much when you sharpen a lip pencil or eye liner and it goes really sharp and ends up hurting your lips or eyes. I have been wearing this colour so much recently, its the perfect shade for summer and it goes so well with my skin tone. Normally I am not one for a pink lip as it washes my face out but this colour doesn’t. I haven’t found a lipstick that matches this liner perfectly yet, as I don’t like wearing glossy lipstick, so I have been smothering this colour all over my lips, and I’m completely in love.

The third and final makeup product I have been loving this month isn’t actually a product but a brush. This is the contour brush by Real Techniques, this brush came with their base set, and I don’t believe they sell this brush individually but it is so worth buying the pack and isn’t that expensive for 4 brushes. I use this brush for contour beneath my cheek bones and the tapered end means that the brush gets right under your cheek bones and gives you a natural looking contour, as its also a fluffy brush so your contour line wont appear harsh.

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Thank you reading.

Love Georgina xx