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The Magic of Christmas

Happy happy Saturday! It’s here at last, and I am so ready to be off work for 2 full weeks – I honestly can’t wait! But instead of thinking ahead to the next couple of weeks, I wanted to actually take this morning to have a flashback to Thursday night’s trip to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast for a night of Christmas Music.

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Posted in 30 Days of Gratitude Challenge, Lifestyle, music

Day 16 – The Song

What song inspires you and why?

Okay so I have a lot of songs that inspire me for a lot of different things. Recently rediscovering Who Said from Hannah Montana reminded me I can be anything I want to be – no one can tell me I can’t except me!

The song that always speaks to me though is The Story by Sara Ramirez. I first heard this song back when I was binge watching Grey’s Anatomy. The musical episode has divided fans – a bit like marmite! I couldn’t really tell you what it is about this song that made me fall in love with it, or if it was in fact the moment I realised how much I love Sara Ramirez. I now have a poster in my room of the lyrics to this song – I’ll post them below. But please, if it’s all you do today, please please listen to this song!

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am

But these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true, I was made for you

I climbed across the mountaintops
Swam all across the ocean blue
I crossed all the lines and I broke all the rules
But, baby, I broke them all for you

Oh because even when I was flat broke
You made me feel like a million bucks
You do, and I was made for you

You see the smile that’s on my mouth
It’s hiding the words that don’t come out
And all of my friends who think that I’m blessed
They don’t know my head is a mess

No, they don’t know who I really am
And they don’t know what I’ve been through
Like you do, and I was made for you

All of these lines across my face
Tell you the story of who I am
So many stories of where I’ve been
And how I got to where I am

Oh, but these stories don’t mean anything
When you’ve got no one to tell them to
It’s true that I was made for you
Oh, yeah, well, it’s true that I was made for you

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My 25 Songs to take me back in time

There’s always one of those days when you just want to be a child again and forget your responsibilities. Here’s a list of 25 songs that take me back to a time when life was easier and instantly perk up my mood! These are in no particular order.

  1. Rock DJ – Robbie Williams
  2. Everytime We Touch – Cascada
  3. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  4. I Don’t Feel Like Dancing – Scissor Sisters
  5. Whenever, Wherever – Shakira
  6. Mr Brightside – The Killers
  7. It Wasn’t Me – Shaggy
  8. Reach – S Club 7
  9. A Thousand Miles – Vanessa Carlton
  10. Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  11. I Kissed A Girl – Katy Perry
  12. Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson
  13. Ain’t No Other Man – Christina Aguilera
  14. Hey, Soul Sister – Train
  15. Teenage Dirtbag – Wheatus
  16. Mambo Number 5 – Lou Bega (although this is where I first heard it)
  17. Mysterious Girl – Peter Andre
  18. Uptown Girl – Westlife
  19. Year 3000 – Busted
  20. It’s All About You – McFly
  21. Can’t Fight The Moonlight – LeAnn Rimes
  22. The Ketchup Song – Las Ketchup
  23. C’est La Vie – B*witched
  24. We’re Going To Ibiza – Vengaboys
  25. Relight My Fire – Take That

Hope these songs make your day a little brighter! They’ve certainly helped with my revision recently, maybe they’ll help you get through the mundane tasks of the day.

Ktkinnes xx

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Two for Tuesday

It’s back! Two facts about me, especially with it being Tuesday and since I can’t have my dominos pizza tonight. So here goes!
You’re having a dinner party. Who are your 5 guests? Can be dead/alive/real/fiction.

  • J R R Tolkein – think of the stories he could tell during and after dinner!
  • Emma Watson – childhood crush and now just full blown admirer of her. 
  • Michael Bublé – think just to make Rachel jealous. She is fully in love with him and everything he does.
  • Joshua Malina – he’d be really interesting to talk to I think. Between all the shows he’s been on and all the people he knows, he’s bound to be great fun to talk to.
  • Shonda Rhimes – I’d sit her down and make her tell me everything that’s coming up in her shows! Of course I’d do it subtly…She’d never know it was coming.

Who would you invite and why? 
The second fact I’m sharing today:

My all time favourite song is American Pie by Don McLean.

I can’t really explain why, I’m not really sure myself. But it’s one of the first songs I learnt off by heart as a child (that wasn’t a nursery rhyme) and I used to love singing and dancing along to it. Still do any time it comes on! And I still know all the words off by heart….

What’s your favourite song?
Ktkinnes xx

Posted in Films, Lifestyle, music, TV

Quick question

Should I sign up for Disney Life? It’s 

A unique digital membership giving you access to [Disney’s] biggest collection of Disney movies, kids’ TV box sets, books, music and apps, in one place for the first time!

They have a one month free trial and then afterwards it’s £9.99… Should I go for the free trial? Not sure how many films I have time for over the next month… But I suppose it is summer… Help!

Ktkinnes xx

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… for yourself. Respecting yourself can mean multiple things. Having the respect to treat your body properly through sleep, exercise and hygiene. It can also mean to not let yourself be pressured into something you don’t want to do. Stand by your principles and any decisions you make – just because someone disagrees doesn’t mean you should ignore your opinions. Be able to forgive yourself whenever you feel you’ve disrespected yourself. Don’t insult or harm yourself – when was the last time you purposefully hurt a friend, whether physically or emotionally, and would you consider it acceptable to do the same to yourself? Be completely honest with yourself. The only person you hurt when lying is yourself. Remember this. Accept the things you can’t change about yourself, they’re with you for life whether you want them or not! 
… for others. Treat them the way you would like to be treated. Don’t put people down or hurt them. Forgive them if they’ve done something against you. Listen to them, even if they’re talking complete nonsense. Keep promises you make. Be on time for things, or at least be apologetic if you’re in the wrong. Have some manners. A simple please or thank you can go a long long way. Ask before borrowing. Encourage your friend or colleague or family member to do that thing they’ve been talking about for ages and be supportive while they try it out. Remember, people don’t have to respect you any more than you respect them. If you treat others with respect, they’ll do the same for you.
… for property. Whether it belongs to you or to a friend, property deserves respect. If you borrow something, ask first, thank the person, and where applicable return it in the same condition it reached you in. If you finish something, replace it. Don’t wait until the last possible chance to return or replace things. Treat someone else’s property as if it were your own. Would you dance on your own £200 table tennis table? No? Then why does being drunk count as an excuse for dancing on someone else’s? Why turn down the page of a book when you can use a scrap piece of paper as a bookmark?

These are the 3 basic rules my sister and I grew up with. It seems a few people weren’t taught these simple values and so it begins to irritate others. 
Sorry for having a bit of a rant but I thought this needed shared. On a brighter note, a friend of a friend is part of a band and it would be great if you were to give them a listen! They’re called Tacado and can be found at any of the links below. Even if they’re not your type, please spread word to anyone you know who may like them!

Listen to Fading Colours – Single by Tacado on @AppleMusic.

Or here on YouTube

It’s currently the only song on iTunes or YouTube but I have been promised there are more to come.
Hope you had a good weekend!
Ktkinnes xx