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Somewhere you should go

Well not physically go… but if you have a free couple of minutes, head over to .
I wrote her a guest post called Back to Basics – a gentle reminder for all us students that we have to get used to cleaning again now that we’re back at uni and our parents aren’t with us to do it!
You can find this post here but of course remember to give her a follow and have a little read!
Ktkinnes xx

Posted in Lifestyle

What makes you an “adult”?

This thought crossed my head while I was reading The Signs Of Having Your Sh*t Together by Lexilife95 earlier tonight. Brilliant list and excellent blogger, give her a read and see for yourselves! But she got me thinking, at what point do I have to accept that I’m slowly yet surely entering adulthood?

Student life is that in between stage where you’re independent (well you’re meant to be anyway) but not a fully fledged adult with horrible things like council tax and everything else that comes with leaving university. I mean yes, I pay rent, I pay bills, I’m responsible for my own actions, and I don’t rely on my parents for anything. Except my phone bill. Only reason for that is they can claim they only pay it so I’ll keep in touch with them. 

Take today for example. I woke up at 10:30am and had a sudden panic that I’d wasted a morning of revision time. Instead of breakfast, I started straight into 90 minutes of physics ahead of next Tuesday’s exam – terrified! I know so little for it! Following that was lunch, a pre-made  lunch of soup I cooked last week and defrosted overnight. Then I forced myself back into revision mode. Another break at 3:30pm for coffee and a chat with my flatmates, before another half hour’s revision and then I gave up. I watched The West Wing, I phoned home about my EHIC card (European Health Insurance Card – another reason the UK should stay in the EU), and then eventually cooked a chicken pasta bake. After dinner, Mary and I chatted for a while and then I scrubbed the bathroom from top to bottom simply for the sake of it.

So until half an hour ago, I felt quite responsible and mature. Then I realised, if I was really an adult I would be at work and having to get up earlier. I’d have more responsibilities to take care of before I could sit here and write this blog. And I’d certainly be trying to get to sleep before midnight! Another thing I rarely do.
I suppose everything is relative. Having done 4 hours of revision today, I am considering doing another hour before bed. Or I could tidy my room. Another alternative would be to read and relax. Which of these is best? Who knows!
The real question I want to ask though is what makes someone an adult? Is it their age? The way they act? Their responsibilities?

If it’s age then why are there different ages for different things by law? Legally in the UK you can have sex at 16 or get married with parental permission. However you must be 18 or over to drink, vote, share/own “explicit images” of your partner (on the condition they too are over 18), and so much more. Yet at the age of 18, you’re still a teenager – still restricted by life’s obstacles. The majority of 18 year olds go to university, and so aren’t working or as responsible as someone who does work full time. So is it when they graduate? Because again this differs according to course and university.

Is it the way someone acts? I’ve always been told, from a young age, that I act older than I am. Not always a bad thing in my opinion. However this didn’t make me an adult. And a childish adult is still an adult.

As I sit here writing this post, it has occurred to me that “adulthood”, whilst influenced by someone’s age, mannerisms, and actions, is a state of life that we choose to enter at our own pace rather than at a set stage in life. 
Sorry for the slightly more sobering post tonight, but now I shall have to go do a bit more revision! Thanks again for reading!
Ktkinnes xx

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Wow Thanks!

Good morning friends!


I woke up this morning to discover that Life With Ktkinnes has reached 69 followers! How did we manage that??


I’d like to thank each of you for taking the time to read, comment on and like the posts, a lot of the time they’re just me rambling away about different things. However, the fact that you still follow me and occasionally give me a like really lifts my mood and inspires me to write more.


The goal for 2016 was to get 70 followers – we’re almost there and it’s not even half way through March yet!


If you have any suggestions on what I should write about next, or anything in particular that has made you stop and think recently then please feel free to message me or comment.


I’m now live on twitter at kvburton657, but have once again removed myself from Facebook as Kt Kinnes. However I can be found on snapchat as katiekinnes. Add me or follow me and keep in the know about everything!


Since it is almost 11am, I should probably get on with some work or cleaning. It’s my kitchen week and I don’t think I’ve ever been so excited to clean somewhere! Hope your day is as exciting as mine!



Ktkinnes xxx

Posted in Life

Food Glorious Food

Prior to my exam (yes I’m terrified right now) I need lunch. So I came to the conclusion I would go buy a Tesco meal deal. We all know the deal – sandwich, drink and snack for £3.

Deciding on the steak fajita, I am actually very disappointed. The steak has no flavour, the wrap is dry, there’s no vegetable and I’m sorry I bought it. Never been so disappointed by a lunch! Am actually considering sending a complaint to Tesco about it. Would you?
The hotel maids are coming along the corridor cleaning. I am unsure whether I should leave and give them peace or ask them to come back in an hour when I’m out.
Hopefully today will go well and I can mess up on Friday… Will let you know!
Ktkinnes xxx


The offending food