Posted in Lifestyle

My anti-anti-bucket list

And once again we find ourselves looking at a Wednesday morning. Only 3 more hours until we’re officially half way through the working week! The more I think about it, the more I’m ready for the weekend again. With another night out again tonight (and many advance apologies to my snapchat friends) I’m not looking forward to tomorrow morning. 


Anyway, enough about today, and on to today’s post! Anyone who read all of last week’s posts – and if you didn’t, why not? – will know that last week I guest posted on Jade’s blog over at with the topic of My Anti-Bucket list, a list of things I hope not to do in my lifetime. So today, a week later, I thought I would share my bucket list with you! Sounds interesting, right?


  1. Become a teacher. It’s all I’ve wanted to do for as long as I can remember and it’s so close but yet so far!
  2. Go to a Christmas Market on the continent. I don’t overly mind which one, but I’ve heard the Christmas Markets on the mainland of Europe are fantastic and so, being obsessed with the festive season, I really want to go!
  3. Have a holiday home in Ibiza. Yes, my love of Ibiza has spread even to here. When asked why I love it so much, I still can’t give an exact answer. But surely that’s a good thing? If you’ve never been, I definitely recommend Santa Eulalia. Just saying.
  4. Visit Florida. Not really sure why this one either but it seems like a nice place to go!
  5. Go ice skating in New York. Yes, I’ve been to the Big Apple, but I didn’t get to go ice skating. I did, however, go shopping on 5th Avenue but that wasn’t ever on the bucket list.
  6. See Ed Sheeran in concert. I was heartbroken that I couldn’t get tickets for him in Glasgow but was able to get Rachel and a friend tickets for in Belfast while I was stuck in lectures in Glasgow.
  7. Go to Disneyland in America. Having been to the Parisian one, I’m now set on going in the states.
  8. Visit the Harry Potter studios. What Potter fan our age doesn’t want to go??
  9. Go to South Africa to see the penguins. When I told my sister this she looked at me in disbelief but yes there are times of the year when penguins are at the southern-most tip of South Africa!
  10. Visit London’s Winter Wonderland. It sounds magical and it’s Christmassy so who wouldn’t want to go?
  11. Get my tattoo. Have you not heard about my tattoo? The one I want is a turtle but I’ll have to show you it.


What would be on your list?


Ktkinnes xx

Posted in Book reviews, Life

Which Main Characters Annoy You?

We all know them. They’re the whiny, moaning lead characters in a book, film or tv show. No matter how hard you try to avoid them, you’ll always manage to find one of those books and you’ll resent yourself for it. Here’s my list of books with annoying main characters!

  1. The Hunger Games Trilogy. Is there anything more tedious than a female lead who starts out strong and then complains that life is so difficult because she has 2 boys fighting for her attention? Katniss was a great character and reminded us in the beginning of the first book that the bond between sisters is special. This is then completely overtaken by the fact that Gale and Peta are the 2 fighting for her attention. 
  2. The Private Series. Reed Brennan starts off as your average every day girl who most of us can actually relate to. I loved this book for so long! Until it became (firstly) “oh my life is so much better now I’m popular and have a boyfriend”, closely followed by “oh no, 2 boys are interested in me and I can’t pick between them”. Stop doing this to girls, we don’t need a boyfriend to be happy. Trust me.
  3. Harry Potter. Has there ever been a more irritating boy who can’t accept that the battle to save the wizarding world is more important than people’s loyalty to him? Constantly talking about how guilty he feels because people gave their life to protect him, he doesn’t ever seem to consider that there are more important things in life.
  4. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Frodo Baggins is the worst. I can’t describe how much he annoys me.

These are my main 4. Who are yours?
Ktkinnes xx