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Bottle

As with all students, we always seem to have empty beer and wine bottles rolling around the flat. Whether they’re in their designated bottle recycling bag in the kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom or in the hallway, there are always quite a few.
In our attempt to make the flat more homely, I was trying to think of a way to use these bottles for something useful. In the end, I resorted to wrapping 2 bottles in washi tape and placing a rechargeable bottle light in it to make some lovely unique lamps!

   
 
Instead of the bottle lights, you could use fairy lights or something! How would you use these bottles in your house/flat/apartment? 
Ktkinnes xx

  

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Something I drew…

20th April – almost at the end!

Today was glorious. 19 degrees centigrade, clear blue skies, and no lectures to attend! This of course resulted in me sunbathing and inevitably burning my shoulders as always. I swear I will remember sun cream when we go to Paris next month.

 

Me enjoying the sun today
 
Today’s theme (technically yesterday’s theme but shh) is something I drew and so, at this stage in the year, I felt it appropriate to show off one of my doodles from the beginning of the year.  

 
This little turtle sits in the bottom left hand corner of my To Do list that I made. Every day I write on post it notes anything I want to get done and as I check them off the list, the post it goes in the bin! Simple but effective. I think he’s rather cute, don’t you?

  

Ktkinnes xx

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The Color Orange

Hello all,
I’m half an hour late posting this, sorry! Tonight’s theme is Orange and while thinking about what to say, I came across this blog post. I really liked it and thought I would reblog it for you all to read. Remember, we all appreciate word of mouth or reblogs or whatever!

Ktkinnes xx

The Journal of Visions

The Color Orange

by The Revelation Painting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 3:08pm
 
 
Please note all photographs are meant for educational purposes and the copyright remains attached to their rightful owners.  If you are the owner of any photograph in these blogs and would like it/them removed, please contact me.
The colour orange occurs between red and yellow in the visible spectrum at a wavelength of about 585–620 nm, and has a hue of 30° in HSV colour space. It is numerically halfway between red and yellow in a gamma-compressed RGB colour space, the expression of which is the RGB colour wheel. The complementary colour of orange is blue. Orange pigments are largely in the ochre o rcadmium families, and absorb mostly blue light.

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The colour orange is named after the orange fruit, after the appearance of the ripe fruit.  Before this word was introduced to the English-speaking world, the colour was referred to as ġeolurēad (yellow-red).  The first recorded use of orange as a colour…

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Hair

  
Here you have a picture of me on a day when I loved my hair. The red was shining through and I’d just bought a purple lipstick, just a shame it hadn’t come out purple! 

The reason I decided to use this picture tonight was because yesterday I had a mini rant about things I don’t like. In that rant I mentioned briefly that I didn’t like my body and I didn’t like me in general. While that’s how I feel probably 95% of the time, I wanted to share with you a time when I actually liked myself. 

The day that photo was taken (8th January 2016) was one of the few days this year I have felt confident in the way I look. Think all we did was go visit my granny. But for once I was happy in myself – something I hope to feel slightly more frequently soon. 

I’m planning on dying my hair again, back to the red it is in the above photo (as opposed to today’s colour shown below) but I’m waiting just to check timings with my lovely hair colourer – Nuala. Or I may even give it a go myself! Probably next week… 

  
Having rid myself of all snacks, I’m going back to my aim of only snacking on movie nights and at no other time. I’m also trying to drink more water. Who knows, I could even look semi reasonable by the time it’s summer!

But now I am away to read a new book – Carol by Patricua Highsmith. Goodnight everyone!
Ktkinnes xx

  

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Advice?

Hello dear friends!

Today, before I write my photo a day challenge, I am coming to you for some advice. 

In our hallway, just opposite the front door, we have this lovely dresser.

  
I am in the mood for organising things and making the place look a little more “ours” than the rented place that it is. And so, I find myself coming to you all to ask what you would place on this unit? Please please please send me some suggestions! 
Ktkinnes xx

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Something you don’t like

  
Day 17 of the challenge and, while I’ve been slow to upload the last weeks’ photos, I’m actually quite proud of myself for getting this far – I’m over half way! 

As the title today states, this is a photo (below) of something I don’t like. Surprisingly, it was hard to think of something to photograph! There are lots and lots of things I could put here. I don’t like the pay gap, I don’t like the fact there are people dying every day because they can’t afford clean water or nutritional food, I don’t like the fact that at the minute I’m lazy as anything. I don’t like my body, I don’t like the person I am, and I certainly don’t like the amount I complain about things in general!

So instead I decided to go with something simple.

 
Today’s photo is of the light that comes through my curtains day and night. Until I rearranged my room, I didn’t realise how bright it is on this side of the room! While it’s not a bad thing, I’m awake from 8:30am because of it being too bright, most mornings I’m awake before this time for the same reason. This seriously ruins my sleep plans.

Last night, one of our friends was visiting for dinner and stayed on late. He recently broke up with his girlfriend of 3 and a half years, and so he needed out for a while. He came round, we had dinner, chatted, drank…. a lot of drink… and at around 3:30am he went home. So it was probably around 4 when I got to sleep. So waking up at 8:30 this morning was painful. That painful I’ve actually just woken up from a nap (whoops).
And on that note, I’d better get a move on with some revision before dinner!
Ktkinnes xx

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Whoops…

Well it’s Sunday again already and I’ve been back in Glasgow for less than 48 hours but it feels like forever! Which adds to the fact I’ve no excuse for not continuing the Photo A Day April challenge. But I’m here now and that’s what matters! Isn’t it?
Where you ate breakfast – 11th

  

I forgot to take a picture of where I ate breakfast when at home so this is our table in the flat. If you look at the table, you’ll see my newly washi-taped candle. We’re currently trying to figure out how to make the flat more homely and I’m not sure if that counts but at the same time it’s all I could think of doing. I’m currently doing the same to an old beer bottle to use it as a vase. Breakfast today was a slice of Veda bread – a malt loaf sold only at home.
Stairs – 12th

  

I’d planned a better picture of Baron at the top of the stairs but I’m sure you’re aware that animals don’t always do what you want them to do!

Something you found – 13th

  

This game defines my childhood. Race cars, crash cars, tailgate them, it essentially was a guide on what not to do when actually driving. I found it hiding at the bottom of a drawer when I was at home and can’t wait to get playing it again!
How you feel today – 14th

  

This is how I felt on Thursday – all I wanted was for it to be Friday! Friday meant Glasgow! And Glasgow meant being back with the flatmates.
Sunset –  15th

  

Credit to someone on Tripadviser for this photo, however it’s of the sunset over Sol Beach House Ibiza – the hotel we go to when we’re over there. In fact, I’m trying to find a way to go back!
Flower – 16th

  

Meet my orchid. It’s not the happiest at the minute because I left it in the dark without much water for almost 4 weeks… But hopefully I’ll bring it back to life.