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An afternoon in prison…

As the title would suggest, I spent the afternoon in prison – Crumlin Road Gaol (pronounced “jail”, I didn’t even know it was spelt that way!)

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The Script

As last night’s blog said, Rachel and I went to see Jack Savoretti, Clean Bandit, Annie Mac, Kodaline and The Script.

Not really sure of who he was, Jack Savoretti’s music was pleasant to listen to and to pretend to dance to. In the sweltering 19 degrees Celsius heat of Boucher Road Playing Fields, Rachel and I sat sunbathing and enjoying his acoustic tunes. For a man who will be 32 in just over a month, he was good at what he does but in my mind looked a lot older than 32! Or is that me being unfair? Savoretti came on stage early and played for about half an hour before thanking us and leaving the stage to be prepared for the next act.

As time progressed, the sound and lighting was tested again and eventually out came Clean Bandit. At least this time I knew the music! A lot of the crowd stood and danced to this, with me and Rachel ending up on the screen a few times for our dancing skills! Good music and a fun dance routine, I can’t decide who enjoyed it more – the band members or the audience! Definitely 10 out of 10 for this act. Once again, they finished up after around half an hour and then we were left waiting for another 20 minutes or so.


Annie Mac is not my type of thing. Fair enough, she did a good job of mixing the songs but it reminded me of being in a club and let’s face it you need to be drunk for that music constant for an hour. Rachel enjoyed it however and at the end I spotted a few people from school that I went and said hello to. After an hour the bass finally ended and I was allowed a bit of time to recover. During this time we made friends with the girls in front of us and behind us.

Forty minutes later and Kodaline came on. Thinking I didn’t know them, I wasn’t looking forward to it but turned out I knew quite a few songs! Again, another great set and by this stage the sun was setting on a happy crowd. 10 out of 10 would go again to see them!


Eventually, the event we’d all been waiting for, The Script entered from behind the crowds who were cheering and calling for attention. A fantastic show. Danny and the rest of the band really knew how to keep us listening and belting out the well known songs. It was with a smile that we all left the field at around 10:30. I didn’t want to leave but it will definitely be a night to remember.

If you ever get the chance to see any of the acts, do it. No questions asked. I’d give my left arm to go back and see them all all over again (I need my right arm to write with etc, sorry!)

Thanks for reading!

Ktkinnes xxx

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School bag in hand, she leaves home in the early morning….

With so many kids back to school today, it’s normal to feel a little nostalgic. Ha! I can’t wait to get back to bed! Who needs the school bell, or the rules and regulations? Or  even just the horrible thought of a knee length maroon skirt and the grey tights that hide all remnants of the tan you got at the end of June.


With Rachel going back to school today, Dad and I are dropping her into school. I don’t miss that place at all. Used to love it but now there’s the freedom to wake up and throw on sweatpants and a hoodie over pjs so that you can go straight back to bed!


With back to school, there’s a bit more of a routine in again. Dinner at set times, cleaning on a specific day, silence in the house because there’s no one left to talk to (bliss).


Now that that’s done and Rachel is in school, it’s time for me to go back to bed. Speak sometime soon!
Ktkinnes xxx

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The Housewife Assassin’s Relationship Survival Guide

Finished my seventh book of the summer!! Book 4 in The Housewife Assassin series was another light read and very easy to follow. Even if you hadn’t read the others, this story is easy to pick up as the basics are covered again at the beginning of each book.

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Packing, Golf, and more Ramblings of a Student

Monday’s Motivation
Golf presentations are boring. I realised this as I sat for an hour at Lisburn Golf Club listening to the Juvenile Prize Distribution. Rachel has been a member for 2 years now and while she enjoys playing, she doesn’t enjoy competitions. So why on earth I am sitting through a prize day for her when she hasn’t won anything isn’t exactly clear. Stronger language would’ve been used there but I think it’s frowned on… But, sticking true to our penguin friend up at the top of the post, we must persevere. This is also true of packing…

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Getting Even With Dad

Getting Even With Dad Movie Poster
This 1994 film had been on Channel 5 a few weeks back so I taped it to see what it was like. Having received only 4.5 out of 10 on IMDb, I wasn’t expecting much. However this light hearted family film was a good way to spend a Sunday night. Okay I don’t have work or school or uni in the morning but I do enjoy a relaxing Sunday night either way!

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Change of plan – Again!

Well the boyfriend is no longer going to Newcastle for university – he got into Glasgow through clearing! Lucky duck in my mind…. Now if he’d like to pay me the £95 I’ve lost on non refundable flight tickets I would greatly appreciate that.

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