Posted in Lifestyle

Happy Birthday to me!

It’s not my actual birthday but I have just had a notification to say that this blog is now 1 year old! Thanks to anyone who’s been reading, welcome to anyone new reading! Hopefully this time next year I’ll still be around and able to celebrate the time with more followers! 🎁🎉🎁🎉🎂🍸
Ktkinnes xxx

Posted in TV

Carmilla – think “Dracula with lesbians”

So what I first started this blog, I wrote reviews and other things that weren’t just my ramblings. Going back to basics, I thought I’d recommend a new series for you all to watch. So far there are 45 episodes (the latest coming out just 15 minutes ago) but have no fear – they’re between 3 and 8 minutes long! It’s a YouTube series called Carmilla. Basic summary is Laura’s roommate goes missing after a night out and Laura uses her video blog to keep the rest of Silas University up to date on the search for the missing Betty. However, the university does nothing to help and allocates Laura a new roommate – Carmilla. Without giving too much away, this show is basically Vampires and Lesbians. It is a modern take on the novella Carmilla by Sheridan Le Fanu. I’ve decided this shall be one of my holiday reads so I’ll let you know how it goes. 

Two of my friends at uni introduced me to this series and now every Tuesday and Thursday I eagerly await 22:30 GMT even to see the 3 minute clip of my new favourite show. It even tops 24! Now on its second season, Carmilla is introducing yet more characters and its fanbase is growing daily. Give it a try! It mightn’t be your cup of tea but I’d definitely say give it a few episodes before you rule it out. Natasha Negovanlis is stunning even before you see her in leather trousers. Add into it the beautiful Elise Bauman and you really can’t fault it. Or maybe that’s just me… But feel free to let me know! 🙂 or if you have any other suggestions, please comment below! I’d love for you to get to know me better so feel free to suggest any topics or questions you would like me to answer 🙂
Thanks once again to anyone who’s made it this far!
Ktkinnes xx

Episode 1

Posted in Lifestyle

Strawberries and Cream time!

Good morning everyone! 🙂 Anyone reading in the UK will be aware that as of yesterday, BBC1 and BBC2 became over run with Wimbledon. Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Every year the BBC dedicate 2 weeks to the tennis, with multiple shoes being either moved or cancelled. They focus on Andy Murray and how he’s “British number one” for the majority of the time, whether it’s during the commentary or on the news. As he starts his campaign to win Wimbledon today, I began to wonder where this skepticism of the media came from. We all know “British when he’s winning, Scottish when he’s not” but what exactly does this mean? Growing up in Northern Ireland lead to me being taught the different in each term that is used in connection with the United Kingdom and it taught me that I am not Irish. Here’s a brief summary

Britain – England and Wales

Great Britain – England, Wales and Scotland

United Kingdom – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

This of course lead to some interesting discussions at the kitchen table in uni over the year. One person didn’t know if Belfast was Northern Ireland or if it was Dublin in the north so asked me what it was like “being from Dublinfast”. We had a good laugh at that. But in all seriousness, what can I identify as? Throughout the year I came to realise that labels aren’t at all important, we are what we are and as long as we are happy why do we have to label ourselves to others. However, national identity is important. Ask a Scottish person if they’re English and you might be introduced to a Glasgow Kiss! (Note, this is a rather painful headbutt on the nose) So am I British? Am I Irish? I think I’m actually neither. How can I be British if I’m not part of Britain or Great Britain? But I’m certainly not Irish. And why, on forms, are we only given these options?
Now that I’ve questioned my nationality, I think it’s time to bring this post that was meant to be about Wimbledon to an end. Andy, whatever you classify yourself as, good luck today in your match against Mikhail Kukushkin! Fingers crossed you’ll win!
Thanks for reading 🙂

Ktkinnes xx