Saturday, 30 October 2010

Ivy and Gold

Thank you so much Karolina from Better than Barszcz for this award! Here goes...

1. Why do you blog?
Good question! I suppose it's another challenge for me, keeping it up to date and keeping you interested! I also like documenting parts of my life, I tend to blog about the general things I've been up to that I don't want to forget :) It's also lovely getting comments from you wonderful followers!

2. Name your three best memories:
- Christmas day when I was about 7, my mum told me to close my eyes, she went away and came back a few minutes later holding a rabbit. I called her Daisy and she really was the best surprise ever!
- When I was 10, lying in a friend's garden with 3 others at about 2 in the morning and seeing loads of shooting stars :)
- Year 8, we were the closest group of four friends, we used to laugh hysterically for an hour every single lunchtime, without fail. Those were the good days :)

3. Name 4 best fiction books you've read.
- The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
- P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
- A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett
- The Famous Five by Enid Blyton, I used to be obsessed with those books!

4. What are the 5 best movies ever made:
- The Holiday
- (500) Days of Summer
- Bridget Jones' Diary
- Marley and Me
- Mean Girls- classic

5. Name 5 things you can't live without:
- Friends and Family
- Tea
- Aspiration
- Music
- Sleep

6.If you could change your name, what would it be?
I used to really want to be called Daisy (hence the rabbit's name!) I love the name Bella (nothing to do with Twilight I assure you.) and I like old lady names like Maggie and Martha but I don't suit any of them...I was going to be called Harriet, that's nice :)

7. Tell us a unique and interesting fact about yourself.
I love having religious debates. Not officially but just with friends, however sad that is! I suppose I'm very set on my opinions and many of my friends are too, so we can discuss without anyone getting offended :)

8. What do you love most about yourself?
I challenge myself. I stick at things and I don't give up until I know there's nothing more to be done.

9. If you had a 'Freaky Friday' experience, who would you change places with?
Hmm that's tricky, probably some of my friends just to see their view on the world and whether their take on things would be the same as mine. And maybe my mum (not very imaginative but hey) Just to see what everything's like for her :)

10. What is the best thing about being a woman?
Being able to talk to people and be honest, without your friends thinking you're weird. Plus I think girls have more fun! Oh and wearing nice clothes and make up of course :)

I'm going to give this award to...

Georgina x

A Place In This World

Just thought I'd show you some pics from our recent family holiday to Norfolk :) (Family meaning me and my parents (minus my bro), my uncle Guy plus wife and three kids and my uncle Toby plus wife and two kids. So a pretty big bunch, 12 to be exact...) We rented a really nice big house which was cosy and countryside-ish...and right next to the sea :)

We didn't do much, it was mainly rainy walks and lazing around at home. I was lucky as I got to be a kid and spend time with my cousins and go to 'Bewilderwood' (a giant adventure play place in the woods) but I still got to spend time with the adults and have nice meals and drink posh wine :P Though one night I was used as a babysitter for all 5 kids!

Above Left- Me and my cousin Ted on a very cold and rainy walk. Right- Me and my mum by the seaside. Sorry the pictures are of myself, I didn't want to put pictures of all my cousins up for the usual reasons :)

Above- we went on a boat to see some seals, in the rain which was lovely! They were amazing, just lolling around on the beach, must've been freezing though even with all that blubber!

Above- Our pumpkin :) It wasn't quite Halloween but why not? My mum, two cousins and I carved it, please appreciate the incredible artwork ;)

On the last day we went crabbing which I've never actually done before. We caught loads of crabs! We let them go afterwards of course, mind you they did suffer a bit as they were kept in a bucket and held lots :/
The crabs did get a bit angry when we let them out onto the concrete...they all made it safely back to the sea eventually though, don't worry :)

Above- a collage picture in a little art gallery in the seaside town, I love it :)

Above- my dad and I just before we left, my mum managed to get the seagull in the background :P

So yes, overall it was a really nice holiday :) I love spending time with the family however cheesy it sounds and it was good to get away, but I now have all my homework to catch up on, bad times :/

Anyway, hope you're all well, thanks for reading :)

Georgina xx

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Random Animalistic Gathering

I thought I'd share my week with you, in a long, picture heavy post :) But don't let that put you off, these photos took me bloody ages to find and put together! Even if you don't read it all just look at the pretty pictures :) I tried to keep people's faces out of them just because they don't know they're on this blog, that's the reason for the cut-off eyes and backs of people's heads! There are a few faces but they're people I know would be happy to be on here :)

So anyway, this week was 'Rag Week' at my school. I've posted about it before but in case you didn't see- basically we dress up everyday to raise as much money as possible for charity :)

Monday- It was a Cowboys and Indians theme, the majority of people wore jeans and a checked shirt with the odd cowboy hat or headdress! I was boring and went for a shirt and plaited my hair :) Pictures below: top left- arm wrestling competition- basically we watched the boys being overly competitive and earning man-points! Other pictures are of the better costumes :)

Tuesday- Fictional Characters theme and the slave trade (labour trade to be PC). People volunteer to be a slave for the day and groups bid to buy them- one slave was bought for £90 which is pretty good! They then have to obey every command eg. carrying bags, dancing on tables, being painted on etc. Some of the things went way too far like having to lick mayonnaise off each other and other things I won't mention on here :/ There were some good costumes though, I was Daphne from Scooby Doo :)
Pics: Top- Simba & Pikachu, Slave Auction, Bottom- Crowds watching the slaves, Daphne, Minnie Mouse and a wolf!

Tuesday night- it was our first of four sixth form parties :) We had such a good time, we all got wristbands for the bar on entry as they just said 'Are you 18?' so obviously we lied and didn't get IDed haha! The theme was 'P'- I went as a Paratrooper (That's me in my black vest and army headband!) Other costumes were Pink Ladies, Pacman, Pirates, Policemen, Ping Pong Players, Pussycat Dolls etc. The outfits were great!

Wednesday was brilliant but horrible. Everyone was so hungover and in our case still drunk :/ But it was pyjama day so that made it a bit better! It was hilarious seeing a whole school of hungover people walking to school in dressing gowns and trackies! For obvious reasons there weren't many pictures but here are the few I could find...

Thursday- It was Beach Party day which was absolutely ridiculous for the middle of October! The general trend was wearing nice warm woolly clothes with a random flower garland on top, but a few people went all out with grass skirts and Hawaiian shirts...

Friday- The last day and a pretty good theme- Superheroes :) Most people had given up by now and just wore a mask or some pants over their jeans :P It was also the talent show which wasn't great, apart from the teacher's band!
Pics: Top- Superheroes, Batman, Bottom- People off 'That Mitchell and Webb Look' apparently and right- me and the girl who was supposed to be an incredible too- poor effort!
I won't bore you any longer with more ramblings, thanks so much for reading or just looking at the photos!

Georgina xx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Ooh La

Just another load of pretty pictures to disguise the fact I haven't blogged in ages :) Enjoy...

Georgina x

Monday, 4 October 2010

Acid Jazz Singer

I found this on Jenny's blog Cherry Gumdrops and I fancied something a bit more lighthearted, so here goes... Feel free to have a go if you want, just stick your iPod/ MP3 on shuffle :)

Are you Male or Female?

A Legal Matter- The Who

What do people feel when they're around you?
I Wanna Have Your Babies- Natasha Bedingfield (This makes me sound so full of myself!)

Describe your current relationship?
Cold Desert- Kings of Leon

Where would you like to be right now?
Everlasting Love- Jamie Cullum

How do you feel about love?
Ain't No Rest for the Wicked- Cage the Elephant

What's your life like?
Time To Pretend- MGMT

What would you wish for if you only had one wish?
Kirby's House- Razorlight

Say something wise:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody- Whitney Houston

How would you describe yourself?
I'll Be There- Matt White

What is your life's purpose?
Bulletproof- La Roux

What is your motto?
I Wish It Could Be Chrismas Everyday- Wizzard (Ohhh dear)

What do your friends think of you?
Something About Us- Daft Punk

What do you think of your parents?
Again- Karima Francis (First line- 'Momma can we talk it over'...haha)

Who do you think of very often?

The Little Girl I Once Knew- The Beach Boys

What is 2+2?
Time Awaits- The Kooks

What do you think of your best friend?

Believe Me Natalie- The Killers

What is your life story?

Sorry About The Doom- Slow Club (How depressing!?)

What do you want to be when you grow up?
For Reasons Unkown- The Killers

What will you dance to at your wedding?
Help Me Rhonda- The Beach Boys (I hope not!)

What will they play at your funeral?
It's Never That Easy Though Is It?- Los Campesinos!

What is your hobby/interest?
Skeleton Boy- Friendly Fires

What is your biggest fear?
Rule The World- Take That

What is your biggest secret?

Who's Got a Match?- Biffy Clyro

What do you think of your friends?
Wisemen- James Blunt (They are all pretty brainy!)

What will you repost this as?
Acid Jazz Singer- The Fratellis


I'm having such an FML day. Science all day- it makes me feel stupid, I just don't get half of the stuff we're supposed to get and teacher's frustration doesn't help. I also have a habit of embarrassing myself. In one lesson a guy asked me a question and I went bright red. Don't get me wrong, I am in no way shape or form remotely attracted to him, he's a creep! But just because people were staring at me I suddenly got really embarrassed and went beetroot. The harder I tried to be normal the more fucking red I went -.- I'm going red now just thinking about it, CRINGE. And now he probably thinks I fancy him eve though he's about 2ft tall.I went home for 5 mins after school, made a phone call that lasted 10mins longer than it should have, meaning I practically ran to work, realising half way I didn't have my swimming costume (I work in a swimming pool as a helper and have to wear shorts, a t-shirt and a swimming costume is, of course, an essential -.-) I didn't have time to go back so I rushed there and ran through the park to the pool desperate to be on time, of course they didn't appreciate my efforts. I was then told I could go 5mins early as they didn't need me, sounds nice but I felt so rejected, it pissed me off as I had to just get out te pool and leave in front of everyone. After all this I really wanted a lift home as I was so pissed off, but no, my parents don't answer their phones. I was on the verge of tears after such a shit day when I realised I was walking through the muddiest part of the park that was completely flooded. FML. I just burst int tears, shoved my iPod in and walked home.

Georgina x

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Rags to Riches

Poor blogging again- it's now become a weekend thing just cos I'm so busy during the week! I am sorry, I do try to keep you updated but it's just finding the time that's tricky.

Well I'll tell you about last night, it was very random... There are quite a lot of new people at our sixth form and we're just starting to get to know them really. Anyway it was one guy's birthday yesterday so he invited a few people round his house even though he doesn't know them that well! It turned out to be 5 girls and one guy from our secondary school then about 12 new guys that none of us knew! It was quite a good night, his parents were so nice- he's just moved from France so they're really keen for him to make new friends in England. They kept bringing out food and beers and making sure we were ok- embarrassing for him but it was so sweet!

Anyway, lots more happened than that but I won't bore you! I was gonna tell you about our school's rag week. They do it every year and basically there's a theme everyday and you pay £1 to dress up. It's in 2 weeks and they've just announced the themes...

Monday- Cowboys and IndiansTuesday- Fictional CharactersTuesday night- our sixth form has about 4 parties a year, they're not organised by the school (as the teachers like to remind us!) but they're apparently pretty good :) The theme is 'P' so you could be a punk/panda/priest/prisoner/pirate etc.
Wednesday- Pyjamas (purposefully put the day after the party as every one's tired and hungover!)
Thursday- Beach Party (who thought of this theme for winter!?)
Friday- Superheroes
So yars, it's going to be a pretty funny week seeing everyone dressed up :) If you have any costume suggestions then please tell me, I need ideas!

Thanks for reading,

Georgina xx