Official Member of the Twenties Club

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If any of you know me, you’ll know it was my birthday the other week, and if you didn’t know then where have you been? I am ordinarily not really a big birthday person, don’t get me wrong I love all this celebration stuff but I prefer it when I’m not the one who’s birthday it is.

This year however, I wanted to do something a little more memorable than my usual Chinese takeaway evening with my close family; as this one is a little more special than the usual. I reached my third decade of living and this called for more than the average. Don’t jump to conclusions though it still wasn’t anything as extravagant as someone else would class as a normal celebration.

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I started my day off with the traditional ‘being-woken-up-by-my-mother-singing’ which led into a morning of gift exchange. I was spoilt to say the least. Myself, my mother, grandmother and brother then enjoyed a lovely lunch out at one of our local fancy-pants restaurants. It was a lovely way to spend the day, with the people I deem closest to me.

The evening began the real fun part, and since I’d already done the whole ‘going out and getting smashed’ thing on my 18th I thought it was time for something more grown up and civilised. I invited a handful of my closest friends round for girls night in with wine, snacks and great convocation. We ended up talking for hours and I deemed it to be one of the best ways to end your birthday!

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The day after my birthday, or as I like to call it My Birthday +1, myself and my mother went to Bicester Village for a well needed shopping spree. For those who don’t know what Bicester village is, its basically a designer outlet outdoor shopping centre, it holds some of the most beautiful brands for a fraction of their original price. I am very lucky to be able to live so close to such a popular tourist spot. I think it was safe to say myself and mother spent a great deal of time and money here on the Saturday and came home with some marvellous purchases, including a birthday present from myself to myself; a Kate Spade bag which I am in love with.

My 20th Birthday was a success and I am looking forward to what this year has to offer me. Its time for a fresh start! Here’s to another year filled with love and laughter.

Love Georgina xx

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Turning Twenty

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HELLO to yet another year! Time is passing so quickly I can barely keep up with it! Today is my Birthday, I’ve made the big jump from being a teenager to a full fledged member of the twenties club. It scares me to think that my teenage years are behind me, there are no excuses now, I’m an ADULT! Jokes aside though… I am happy to be moving into this new phase in my life, and I hope life as a twenty year old suits me well.

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The last 365 days have probably been one of the best ones yet. I have loved my time blogging and creating content. I have really gotten into the whole photography element recently, hopefully you’ve noticed. My biggest change from last year has to be my transition from living at home to living independently at University, I have really come into myself and I owe this year to that.

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This new time in my life is going to be one of the best ones yet, your twenties are the years where you really come into yourself and I’m excited to find out who Georgina really is. Just thinking about what could happen is unimaginable, but I’m ready to put my best foot forward and begin to adult in a way I didn’t realise I knew how.

Here’s to another year.

Laughter Makes the World Go Round

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We all love a good case of the giggles, the kind where your stomach starts to hurt, or the kind that makes you run to the toilet in fear, or the silent laughter you do while pulling a face for radio. The latter being my unconcious go-to. It’s a great love in all of us.

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There is nothing I love more than the company of people who can make me laugh uncontrollably. If you can find someone who can make you forget about the boring parts of life and create a new happiness. Those are the people you want to spend time with, and those are the people you want to surround yourself with.

I have only recently realised this!

A couple of months ago a big thing happened between me and another individual, it was no ones faul, it just happened. As a result of this, I lost a lot of friends. I lost people who I used to call my best friends, people I use to spend my entire summer with; just gone. It made me realise the importance of real friendship and I how when you went to school you were friends with the people you saw everyday, for no other reason than that; you saw them everyday. My first semester at University served to be fine, but after this ‘incidence’ things just started to disolve. I noticed things I didn’t previosuly. I behaved the same before and after but it was them who ultimatly made the final decision.

The past weeks I have then only surrounded myself with the people who make me smile, the people I can truly be myself around. Going through something this difficult makes you realise who is actually there for you and who was just around for the ride. Because we both lost something, and the fact my ‘friends’ decided to make the choice for me to leave upset me, but now I know I’m better off.

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The moral of this story is that laughter comes from being truly comfortable and happy, so only surround yourself with people who do that!

Love Georgina xx

 

 

Elegant Ending to a Memorable First Year

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My first year at Univeristy has come to and end. This past Saturday I packed up my University dorm room and headed back home. It was heart breaking. Leaving a room to which I lived in for one of the most exciting years of my life. I cannot emphasise enough how fast this year has gone, or to think about how scary it will be that come September I will be a second year student.

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It is true that all good things must come to an end… at least for now! I am acting like I’m leaving forever but in reality I will be back in couple of months. I just hate goodbyes.

On a serious note thought, Univeristy has taught me so much in only a year, and I have no doubt these lessons will continue. I have grown up and changed considerably since last September, it has aided not only my educational growth but my own personal growth. There are things that I have achieved this year that I never would’ve ordinarily thought would happen. Everything has been for the better.

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I have come to make so many new friendships, some I know I will treasure throughout Univeristy and for many years to come. I have become part of a society which has helped me considerably with my confidence and allowed me to meet many more new people.  I am surrounding myself with people who are like me and can accept me for the weird, bubbly person that I am.

I know, I know! It’s only first year! First year’s, yes do have a fair bit of work and exams, but for most Universities it counts for very little if any of their degree. I still have another couple of years before I finished this wonderful journey, but as this year has demonstrated it is approaching far sooner than I would’ve thought. It seems like less than 2 minutes have gone by when I was awkwardly standing in the halls on Freshers week trying to make friends with every face that walked by.

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The end of the academic year is the time to reflect, not just our own personal development but on how others around us have shaped who we are. At the time I thought I hadn’t learnt much about myself, but the reality is looking back I have. Academically I know I could’ve done better, and there are many things that I know now that I will change going into my second year. Things like doing more outside reading, or writing up the lectures as soon as I get it, rather than just having a nap (we all do it). Saying that there are also things I am proud of this year, and hope will continue through my years, things like putting myself out there a little more and not being this shy awkward girl standing in the background.

First year was one of the best years of my life. This is one of the easiest statements I have ever had to say. I am looking forward to what the next couple of years have to offer. Bring on second year.

Love Georgina xx

 

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

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!

 

Sunday Chatter| Boys, Birthdays and Banter

Good Morning World!

I am currently snuggled up in bed with my pyjamas on and a hot chocolate. I thought this would be a nice chance for me to tell you all about my rather successful week. 😉

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Firstly, I have a rather important set of birthdays coming up in the next two months, and when I say large I only mean two people but they are rather important people. The first one is my mums, and as she gave me life all those years ago I feel obliged to get her something with at least a little significance. The second is my boyfriends, and because he did something so special for me on my birthday I know I have to live up to the same standards, as taking me to my favourite west end show after only mentioning it to him once when we first started going out about me longing to see it again, the getting seats so close I could touch the actors. Plus going to 3 different Pandora stores to find me the right necklace. I feel I have some living up to do.

Monday, my best friend Charlotte and I went to Bicester Village on a shopping trip and I ended up spending more than I should on both birthdays. For my mother I bought a brand new kitchen set from Cath Kidston, including mugs, a plate set and some bowls etc, which I know that she’ll adore as we live in a Cottage and collects anything Cath Kidston. Then for my boyfriend I got the idea to buy him tickets to see his favourite Artist, Twenty One Pilots as they are touring in the UK, which was perfect. These ended up being massively more pricey than anticipated with the added £100 booking fee which wasn’t mentioned until my card details were added! But hey I’m over it! The only thing I am then worried about is that he bought me a gift on top of the ‘event’.

Secondly, I had my first double date experience on Wednesday, which dare I say was long over due. One of my best friends Chloe, my boyfriend and hers which are also very close friends went to our local ‘Arcade’ place which has a bowling ally, bar and a million arcade games. This was a whole other world for me as bowling isn’t my strong point. The first game, I ended up coming last with 85 points, then the second game I was bumped up to 3rd and beat my previous score and got 86 points (a massive improvement if you ask me). Although the night started off at a disappointing start for me, I ended up redeeming myself at air hockey and Mario Kart, and if you ask me those things are more important!

Thirdly, and here comes the most exciting news… (for me anyway)!! I have finally gotten the hang of my car. For those of you who don’t know, I passed my driving test and am a proud owner of a little car named Joey. But for the past 3 weeks Joey hasn’t been the kindest to me (I cant get use to the bite). But I have finally found a breakthrough!!

How was your week?

Georgina xx