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Day 5 – My Family

And we’re at day 5 already! How was your weekend? Today’s theme isĀ Why I’m grateful for my family.

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First off, I kind of scoffed at this question and then I realised they aren’t really as bad as I feel they are, otherwise I wouldn’t keep coming back to Lisburn to see them.

I’m grateful for my parents. Without them I would never have been born. They did the best they could to raise me the way they thought was right. They’ve always tried their best to keep me happy, safe and warm. They sacrificed their own happiness a lot of the time in order to do their best by me and my sister.

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I’m grateful for my sister, no matter how much she annoys me. She kept me company for years, played with me, helped me with anything I asked her to. Even now, she’s there for me any time I want or need her. She’s always happy to listen or talk to me.

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With all my troubles, they’re all there to give their opinions and advice – notice I used all 3 versions of there/they’re/their and they’re correct? Proud of me!

 

I love them really, even though we have a lot of problems. We’ll always be there for each other, no matter what.

 

Ktkinnes xx

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A day behind

Well this song has been stuck in my head for about 24 hours and it definitely has to be on my playlist for tomorrow afternoon. 
With the craziness of the last couple of days, I forgot to post my Fortunate Friday post last night and so decided to go for now. This week has given me a few things to be grateful for.
I’m grateful to be alive, after the loss of life in Nice. I’m grateful to live in a democracy that is honoured by the people, military and government, especially after Turkey’s Coup. I’m grateful that this time tomorrow I will be drinking a mojito surrounded by old friends who are now considered family. I’m grateful for the bed I’m sleeping on tonight, the dinner I’ve eaten that has me so full the idea of breakfast is killing me. So so much to be grateful for.
How about you? What are you grateful for this weekend?
Ktkinnes xxx

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Playing catch-up

Many uni students hear of someone playing catch-up and shudder but thankfully I don’t mean it in that sense today!

I’m playing catch-up because, as seems to be normal for me, I forgot to post the last few days’ posts. Not much of a Photo A Day challenge if you forget to post daily! 


The last thing you bought – 22nd

Friday as a good day in the end. I had a horrible day of revision and was beginning to feel rather disappointed in myself when I received an invite to a friend’s flat for dinner. After dinner, we went to see The Jungle Book at the IMAX cinema near us. This is the last thing I bought that day:


It was a great film. Not sure if I loved it because I loved the idea of it or if I genuinely really enjoyed the film. IMAX made it all the better, having never seen a film in IMAX before. Add in the fact it was in 3D and you might understand why I was so happy to sit there and watch.
Vegetable – 23rd

This is a strange one, probably why I missed it on Saturday. I mean, how can you write about a vegetable? So here’s one I liked:

Something you’re grateful for – 24th

Now this I can write about for a while. At this point, I’d like to redirect you to Someone who makes you happy, a post I wrote on the 4th day of this challenge. However, as that’s a bit of a cheat, here’s something I’m grateful for – being alive and able to see this glorious sunset last night.


It doesn’t look like much in the picture but a friend needed an escape for a while yesterday so we drove to Cathkin Braes. We got there just on time to watch the sun set and chatted for a while. Whenever I see something like this, I am reminded of how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. Our lives can feel like they’re falling apart, and yet the sun will continue to rise and set, bringing hope for the new day. 
I will write today’s later. For now I need to get back to revision. I swear, I wish these exams were over but at the same time I want to backtrack to January/February – where has the time gone??
Ktkinnes xx