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Vogue 73 Questions Tag

Okay so I really have to apologise. Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl tagged me in this months ago… sorry! But I’m finally catching up with it all and here we go.


1. What’s your favourite movie?

I’ve so many that it’s hard to think on the spot, but I would have to go for The Lord of the Rings trilogy or The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea. Quite a difference, right?

2. Favourite movie in the past five years?

Okay so I was about to say The King’s Speech until I realised that was actually released 6 years ago! So instead I would have to go for Captain Phillips. If you haven’t already seen it, it’s on Netflix and you have to watch it.

3. Favourite Hitchcock Film?

The Birds. I didn’t sleep for a week after watching it.

4. A book you plan on reading?

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

5. A book that you read at school that positively shaped you?

None of the books I read at school ‘shaped me’ but I did love reading The Lord of the Flies. I’d already read it before but I loved it.

6. Favourite TV show that’s currently on?

Riverdale! Or Grey’s Anatomy… Or Nashville…. Or Designated Survivor… To be honest I love them all!

7. On a scale of one to ten, how excited are you about life right now?

At the time of writing, I would say probably about 2 or 3 to be honest, but I’m working on that.

8. iPhone or Android?


9. Twitter or Instagram?


10. Who should EVERYONE be following right now?


11. What’s your favourite food?

Kung Po Chicken with egg fried rice

12. Least favourite food?
Potatoes. Genuinely don’t like potatoes

13. What do you love on your pizza?

Unpopular opinion but pineapple! Or sweetcorn

14. Favourite drink?

Coke. I’m currently off a lot of stuff for Lent including fizzy drinks so this is a tough one.

15. Favourite dessert?

Sticky toffee pudding with honeycomb ice cream

16. Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?

Dark Chocolate

17. Coffee or tea?

Coffee, no milk, no sugar, sometimes whiskey.

18. What’s the hardest part about being a mum?

I’m not a mum yet so I’m not sure I can answer this one, but I feel like it would be watching them grow up.

19. What’s your favourite band?

ABBA. Or Westlife. I’m more of a solo artist fan!

20. Favourite solo artist?

Sam Smith or Ed Sheeran.

21. Favourite song?

At the minute? Nancy Mulligan. Normally, The Story by Sara Ramirez

22. If you could sing a duet with anyone, who would it be?

Sara Ramirez

23. If you could master one instrument, what would it be?


24. If you had a tattoo, where would it be?

My wrist. Already planned what it’ll be too! Just to book it…

25. To be or not to be?

To be.

26. Dogs or cats?


27. Bird-watching or whale-watching?

Whale watching definitely!

28. Best gift you’ve ever received?

My dog, Baron.

29. Best gift you’ve ever given?

My sister’s 18th Birthday present – 18 small presents then a holiday to Lanzarote

30. Last gift you gave a friend?

Chocolates, a notebook, and handcream.

31. What’s your favourite board game?


32. What’s your favourite country to visit?


33. What’s the last country you visited?

I’m not counting Northern Ireland as I frequently go there to see family, so Lanzarote!

34. What country do you wish to visit?

All of them!

35. What’s your favourite colour?

Blue or Purple

36. Least favourite colour?

Bright orange.

37. Diamonds or pearls?

Diamonds – I love anything sparkly

38. Heels or flats?


39. Pilates or yoga?


40. Jogging or swimming?


41. Best way to de-stress?

Bubble bath, book, and chocolate. Maybe also wine.

42. If you had one superpower, what would it be?

Read minds

43. What’s the weirdest word in the English language?


44. What’s your favourite flower?

Purple orchids or lillies

45. When was the last time you cried?

Haha just hours before writing this!

46. Do you like your handwriting?

Yes! Although I’ve been told it’s messy

47. Do you bake?

Yes, but not recently.

48. What is your least favourite thing about yourself?

My lack of self esteem or self confidence, whichever you choose.

49. What is your most favourite thing about yourself?

My loyalty to my friends.

50. Who do you miss most?

My dog. Why can’t he live with me??

51. What are you listening to right now?

Currently? I’m watching Twilight – please don’t judge me!

52. Favourite smell?
Anything citrus!

53. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

My mum

54. Who was the last person you sent a text to?


55. A sport you wish you could play?


56. Hair colour?

Natural brunette, lighter than I currently am though.

57. Eye colour?


58. Scary film or happy endings?

Happy endings.

59. Favourite season?


60. Three people alive or dead that you would like to have dinner with?

My two grandas and Stella

61. Hugs or kisses?


62. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?

The Beatles

63. Where were you born?


64. What is the farthest you have been from home?

Washington DC

65. Sweet or savoury?


66. Lipstick or lip gloss?

67. What book have you read again and again?

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

68. Favourite bedtime story?

Winnie the Pooh

69. What would be the title of your autobiography?


70. Favourite sound?

An orchestra warming up

71. Favourite animal?

TURTLE! Then penguins, then dogs.

72. Who is your girl crush?

Britany Snow

73. Last photograph you took?

 So there you have it! I tried to keep my answers short and sweet for you.
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Two for Tuesday!

Hello! Me again 😊 Not only is it Two for Tuesday because tonight I share 2 facts about myself, but this is also my 2nd post of the day. How about that? My posts are a bit like buses – none for ages then 2 come along at once.
My favourite meal is the first of tonight’s reveals. Now as it’s “meal”, I’m including starter, main, pudding and cheeses – yes cheese gets its own mention, what sort of lactose-tolerant, omnivore would I be if I didn’t like cheese?

The best starter has to be prawn cocktail with either a salad or a thick slice of fresh wheaten bread. I’ve recently started to put some avocado in there too! Definitely my all time favourite starter. Unless there’s something with goats cheese. Goats cheese always wins in the end…

Main course, and please wait a minute before passing any judgement, would definitely be scampi and chips from the Ramore Wine Bar in Portrush, here in Northern Ireland. There aren’t really any words that would explain why this is my favourite except that it’s tradition and when it’s cooked fresh beside the sea you can’t help but fall in love with it. Served with a nice portion of mushy peas and lots of vinegar and ketchup, there’s very little I can think of that makes me as happy as when that plate arrives in front of me…

Ramore Wine Bar, Portrush

All time favourite pudding would definitely be sticky toffee pudding served with honeycomb ice cream. Need I say anything else?

Now for my favourite course. I love cheese, can’t get enough of it. To be honest, for 10 months of the year it’s my main source of dairy as I tend to only eat natural yogurt with fruit during the summer months and I’m really not fond of milk. For years I would’ve told you that my favourite was either Brie or Camembert however this changed a couple of years ago. I was introduced to Stilton and marmalade on hovis biscuits and I promise you there is nothing better on this earth. You have to try it! I’ve now moved on to stronger blue cheeses as I love the salty tang from them. Again, I can never turn down goats cheese but it is rarely on my cheeseboard so I don’t count it in this list.
I love knitting. For years, Rachel and I would go visit our grandparents in County Fermanagh. After Granda died, we went more frequently but often found ourselves sitting inside a small bungalow with only basic analogue TV – hands up if you remember having at most 8 channels to flick through! Granny decided, to pass time, that she would teach us to knit. From scarves to blankets to dolls and bears and clothes, Rachel and I were taught to knit quietly and it kept us happy. There was no DVD player for years, and Granny didn’t have wifi. Also, with our location so close to the Republic of Ireland, we couldn’t use 3G on our phones even if we caught signal (which was rare in itself). It actually makes me sad that a lot of kids these days wont grow up with somewhere to go to just shut off from technology… Does that make me sound old?

Good night!

Ktkinnes xx