Serious Stuff

While a lot of blogging is fun and games, there are times we need to talk about more serious matters. In Serious Stuff you will find all the more important topics that don't seem to be talked about enough. When I first started blogging, I did so because I wanted to have somewhere I could talk serious stuff and share my experiences of life. I hoped that somewhere through my student ramblings, I would create a safe space for others to come and learn. For them to realise they aren’t alone, and to share their own experiences in the hope that we could all one day create the change we want to see in the world. Through my student years, I shared my experiences of how and why my course wasn’t right. I talked about friendships and hardships, focusing on blogging and tv and books, with the occasional post shared on how my mental health was deteriorating. At least, it’s with hindsight that I read those posts and see that. I then left university and entered the world of work. I changed my tagline to “ramblings of a so-called adult” and began to talk more about my life experiences and other serious stuff. I’ve talked about how difficult it can be to find a job. Or once you get a job, some of the things you might experience while working there. I’ve talked about the difficulty when you’re in one country and every single one of your friends is in another one. And again we’ve talked mental health. Here I’m talking racism, politics, mental health, sexuality, relationships with friends and family, how to become more eco-friendly, amongst many other topics of conversation.

  • Notepad on a desk with the initials BPD and then Borderline Personality Disorder written in blue
    Guest Post,  Serious Stuff

    9 Frequently Asked Questions on BPD

    Happy Wednesday! Can anyone else not quite believe we’re into the last week of January? It’s been a long month, and doesn’t look set to change any time soon. Between cold weather, dark nights, and constant lockdowns that never seem to end, it’s been hard. But the end is in sight, and so to end the month, I wanted to share an important guest post with you all. Peyton has kindly submitted a guest post all about BPD, or Borderline Personality Disorder.

  • Blogmas,  Serious Stuff

    December Festivals Around The World

    On the 16th day of Blogmas, Katie gave to meeee……. Happy Wednesday folks! I do miss just posting on Wednesdays… how much money have you placed in bets on me disappearing come January again? As with every year of Blogmas, it is so easy to become consumed with just Christmas, but there are so many other festivals to celebrate in December. Today I wanted to share these December festivals around the world!

  • Blogmas,  Serious Stuff

    Mental Health and Suffering at Christmas

    Ah Sunday… such a lovely day, isn’t it? Well, it would be except there’s no post on Sundays so no new Christmas cards coming through the door today from my Christmas Card Swap! But today I wanted to be a little more serious than we have been with the last few posts as we talk about mental health and suffering at Christmas.

  • Karndean Eco Friendly Flooring Feature Photo
    Lifestyle,  Serious Stuff

    Karndean – The Only Eco-Friendly Vinyl | AD

    As awareness grows around environmental issues, flooring stockists across the UK have heard the eco-friendly flooring their customers now want and need, which has resulted in satisfaction levels have increasing tenfold. There are many eco-friendly ways we can improve our homes which will be of huge benefit to the planet. The best approach to achieving an eco-friendlier space in your home is by starting from the bottom and going to the top. By installing Karndean you also commit to a longer lasting flooring in your home.

  • Lifestyle,  Serious Stuff

    Blogging Resources for Every Blogger

    As much as every workman has their tools, every blogger has those few blogging resources they refer back to time and time again. After more than 6 years of Life With Ktkinnes, I decided to share with you the tools and resources I use and recommend. Please note this post on blogging resources contains some affiliate links, meaning if you make a qualifying purchase through one of my links I may receive a small commission.

  • Serious Stuff

    Racism in the UK

    While the U.K. can often appear less racist than the USA, the statement that “Racism doesn’t exist in the UK” just simply isn’t true. Today’s post is taking a look at racism in the UK

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    My Function of Beauty Experience

    Good morning again and happy Wednesday! Well, it is and it isn’t. I’m actually off work today, so technically my weekend has started already, and I’m a little tired out. But I wanted to share with you today about my experience of using the Function of Beauty shampoo and conditioner set!

  • Serious Stuff

    What Right?

    It’s another new day, and another new post. And to be honest I started writing this post and kept closing down the laptop. What right do I have to discuss race and racism? What right do I have to write about White Privilege? What right have I to try and talk to you all about something that I personally am only properly teaching myself now? Well my friends, this whole site came about from me trying to figure out life. So settle back and grab a drink, because this might be a hard pill to swallow.