Wednesday, 27 February 2019


Paperless Post is an impressive online service, as well as an app, which allows you to create birthday cards, thank you notes and invitations seamlessly. Operating online means that you can also easily keep track of RSVP’s, making event planning easy.

With a plethora of beautiful designs to choose from, sorted into different categories, you are really spoilt for choice for every event. Paperless Post operates in digital coins that you will need to buy; there are both ‘free’ cards and cards that cost a certain number of coins. However, I was shocked at how the quality of the free and priced cards was the same. The app was extremely easy to navigate and I was impressed with the features when I was sending my housewarming invite out, such as a comment wall, RSVP question and photo gallery.

Have a look at some of my screenshots of designing my housewarming invite, where you can see how clean, clear and simple the app interface is. I highly recommend Paperless Post; especially for families, it is a must have app on your phone or tablet, or one website to keep in your favourites. Thanks to the lovely people at Anagram Interactive for sponsoring this post and subsidising my account with some digital coins to try out this great service.


Friday, 8 February 2019


This time last year I was struggling with anxiety, although I hadn’t admitted that to myself, wondering if the feeling of constant panic would ever leave me. Time to Talk Day yesterday made me contemplate how much can change in one year and how far I have come. I don’t think I ever thought I would get to a stage in my life where I was truly content; a move 250 miles away to the North after living in the South for the whole of my life was at first quite unsettling, but it’s what I needed. I’ve found that morning meditation has been key to helping control any anxious thoughts and make me think rationally. Being surrounded by empathetic people who make you feel comfortable around them, who lift you up and support you, helps too. My friend told me recently healing is a long process and it’s ok to not be 100% where you want to be, yet. I’ve realised that although I feel the best I’ve ever felt, it’s still important to take the time to work on myself. This is a message to say that if you aren’t feeling great or aren’t in a good place right now, don’t ever feel like you’re being selfish to take time out to work on yourself, because for a long time, I really did.

Friday, 25 January 2019


Thinking about the prospect of university whilst you’re going through the application process and when you finalise your chosen one on A Level Results Day is extremely daunting. Here are the three main things I wish I had known before starting my degree, for any one who is starting university in September.

It’s overwhelming 

You’re aloud to feel overwhelmed when you start university; it’s a huge change from A levels. I thought I was the only one that felt overwhelmed, but as always, after talking to other people I realised I certainly wasn’t. 

You aren’t thrown straight into the deep end 

I was anxious when I first started my English Literature degree that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the reading for multiple modules. However, soon after I started my degree I realised that there is communication between tutors; one week where I had to read a heavy text for one module, there would be a lighter text for another. 

You are supported

The concept of self-motivation at university and studying by yourself, especially for English degrees, which have less contact hours than other subjects, was extremely prevalent in talks and materials I was given whilst applying to university. However, when I started my course I was pleasantly surprised at how much support was available, whether that’s support for disabilities or illnesses or simply the plethora of resources available to allow you to develop as a student.  

Sunday, 30 December 2018


Hello, I’m back! After taking a step back from blogging to adjust to some changes in my life, I’m finally back in the blogosphere. The main change in my life during my blogging break has been starting university. The first semester went so quickly but I loved every minute of it. Right now, I couldn't be happier. The lecturers are inspiring, the content is extremely interesting and I've enjoyed completing assignments on the great books and plays that I've studied in the first few months of my degree. The format of university life suits me so well: it still doesn't feel real when I think back to this time last year when I was dreaming of studying my favourite subject in my favourite city, uncertain of whether I would make it there or not. I also didn't imagine connecting with such lovely people so early on in my university career: Abby, Hannah, Miles, Cielo and Beckie, you've made my first semester better than I ever could have imagined. Look out for more university related posts in the near future, but for now, if you're reading this and are apprehensive about starting university in 2019, don't be: the first semester especially is a really exciting time.

You may wonder why my blog has been changed from 'TeenBookHoots' to 'Georgia's Life.' I've blogged since I was thirteen years old, so I decided at eighteen, it was time for a change to reflect my growth through adolescence into adulthood. Although I still want to create book related content, I want to write more student, lifestyle and travel posts. Watch out for new content from me in the coming months!


Georgia xx
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