Monday 24 December 2012

Twas the night before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there.

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of Toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler, just opening his pack.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!

H x

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Tag: It's all about me

I'm back in England! It's cold, and I'm not used to it. But it is so lovely to be back.

Waiting at the bus stop, to go the airport back to England.

I thought I would put this tag post up today. I read it on some other blogs and loved seeing other people's answers so here are my thoughts, plus I'm tagging a few people too as I'd love to know some more about them.

I answered these questions on Thursday as I was packing to come home for Christmas.

So here goes...

Vital Statistics:
Me: Georgia
Nicknames: George, Georgie, G and H
Birthday: 4th November
Place of Birth: London
Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
Male or Female: Female
Occupation: Student
Residence: At the moment, Malta
Screen Name: Becoming Hugo

Hair Colour: Brown
Hair Length: Longish
Eye colour: Dark Brown
Best Feature: Eyes
Height: 5ft 3"
Braces?: I had them when I was younger
Glasses?: Nope
Piercings?: Ears x3
Tattoos?: None
Righty or Lefty: Righty

Your 'Firsts':
First Best Friend: Lucy, she lived next door when we were babies and we grew up together
First Award: Errrrm..I got my first LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) award when I was about 10, I’m pretty proud of that actually
First Sport You Joined: Gymnastics. Does that count as a sport? If not then Netball
First Real Holiday: America
First Concert: All Saints, and I met the Spice Girls there, best day of my life!
First Love: My Daddy :)

Movie: Oh, this changes depending on what mood I’m in. But...I would have to say, my favourite comedy is ‘In Bruges’ and my favourite chick flick is ‘Easy A’
TV Show: Game of Thrones, it’s the only program I have ever got to the end of, and wanted to put back on again straight away
Colours: Purple and Green
Song: Georgia on my Mind by Ray Charles or Just the Way you are by Barry White
Sweets: I'm not a sweet person. Honestly, at a restaurant when everyone chooses a desert after the meal, I’ll order another started instead
Restaurant: I don’t have one. I love discovering new places to eat. I’m such a foodie!
Store: For clothes; Zara or Urban Outfitters
Book: This changes regularly, but I recently finished a book called ‘The Help’ and I really enjoyed that
Magazine: Company & Glamour
Shoes: If I could wear heels all day I would, but it’s just not practical

Feeling: Excited, I get to see my family soon :)
Single or Taken: Taken
Eating: Nothing, but I am drinking a cup of tea
Typing: This
Online: Obviously! (I'm addicted)
Listening To: Nothing..I’m chatting to my housemates
Thinking About: Christmas
Wanting: The weather to not be too cold in England (fat chance!)
Watching: The amazing view from our balcony
Wearing: My PJ’s

Want Children?: Yes, but not any time soon
Want to be Married: If I can find someone willing to put up with my weirdness
Careers in Mind: Not sure yet
Where do you want to live?: I’d love to have a career in London, but after that, who knows

Have you ever:
Kissed a Stranger: hmmm, probably
Had Alcohol: Silly question...
Smoked: Doesn’t appeal to me
Ran Away From Home: Never
Broken a bone: Luckily no
Got an X-ray: Yes
Broken Someone's Heart: I hope not
Broke Up With Someone: Yes
Cried When Someone Died: Yes
Cried At School: Yes, mainly from giggling too much with my friends

Do You Believe In:
God: Nope
Miracles: Yes. Not in a spiritual way, but I’d like to think even the little things can be miracles
Love At First sight: Nope
Ghosts: Nope
Aliens: Surely we can’t be the only living things in this universe? But I don’t believe in the stereotypical aliens that leave crop circles and are green with odd shaped heads.
Soul Mates: Nope
Heaven: Nope
Hell: Nope
Kissing on The First Date: Sure
Yourself: Every day

So there it is. I hope you all enjoyed it. I'd like to tag:

British Beauty Geek
Seeking Serendipity
That's So Phoebe
A Little Beauty Spot
Bow Tied Beauty

If there is anyone else who would like to do this tag, I'd love for you to link it below for us all to read. Also, I have some reviews in the pipeline, so they should be up soon.

H x

P.S. A quick congratulations to my beautiful cousin who gave birth to a gorgeous little girl on Wednesday.

She is so tiny and perfect :) Also, I promise my eyebrows are even in real life, the lighting for this picture left me a little lop sided...

Saturday 8 December 2012

Christmas in Sliema

Every year I get super excited for Christmas, but this year I have found myself getting even more into the spirit. Maybe it's because I'm abroad, so it's mixed with excitement to go home and see my family. Or because pinterest/youtube/instagram are full to the brim of Christmas ideas and celebrations. Either way, I cannot wait!

I wanted to show you how the town where I am staying, Sliema, is celebrating Christmas, with Christmas lights and all things Christmassy :)

I hope everyone is having a good time, getting excited for Christmas. I've bought lots of presents for people, (but some are just so tricky to buy for). Have you bought all your presents yet, or do you end up leaving until the very last minute?

H x