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Rachel’s presents

Wow okay sorry this is late! As you may have noticed, I kind of stopped blogging last Friday after my birthday before trying again on Thursday. Unfortunately I’m just in a slump where even though I know what I want to write, I just can’t make myself sit down and write it. Sunday (yesterday) was my sister’s 18th birthday and so I went all out. Check out the planning post here!

As my friends have learnt, I love putting thought and effort into birthday presents and so I started with the intention of buying her 18 presents that would all be given to over the course of the day. Unfortunately this would include starting super early so instead I decided to give them all to her in one go.

In the end, I managed to buy all 18 presents and numbered them for giving them to her! So here they all are, listed and shown below. Technically it’s 19 presents but shhh…. These aren’t in the order she opened them in by the way, I forgot to make a note of what was what.

a travel toothbrush
A travel washbag and miniature bottles
A book on how to adult
A CD containing the top songs the year she was born
Travel adaptors – now she can stop stealing mine!
A passport wallet for her travels
A travel wallet for her boarding passes
Her favourite chocolates
Soap and Glory Birthday Set – her favourite stuff
An 18th birthday survival kit
The makeup brushes she’s had her eye on for months – Real Techniques
A shopper so she always has a bag handy
A small set of eyeshadows – she asked for eyeshadow but I don’t think these are what she wanted
A Smuggle your booze umbrella hipflask – perfect for that night out!
A percy pig cup with straw – she loves Percy Pig, and has recently become obsessed with only drinking through a straw
A Swarovski crystal statue of Tinkerbell – After Dumbo, Tink is Rachel’s favourite
A scrapbook for her to keep the cards and photos from her birthday weekend
A real leather hand luggage case – not what she asked for but I’d bought it before she specified what she would like…  Whoops!

The final present was that I am taking her away on a mini break to Lanzarote in March, just the two of us, to an all inclusive adults only hotel. I’m actually so excited to get away – here’s the hotel we’re going to!

 

What do you think?

 

Ktkinnes xx

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Habitat for Humanity

Well today hasn’t been a disaster of a day. Although I didn’t make it to Maths or Physics, and our Fundamentals of Education lecturer didn’t show up, I did come back and get some work done. After a while of working on Physics questions because the Maths was impossible to do due to the fact that I haven’t been to any of the lectures. Yes I am slightly concerned that the hand in homework is important but I am not worried enough to do it tonight.

Instead I watched Greys Anatomy with Mary over lunch. Nuala came in during it and watched the end. Maybe when her essay has been submitted I can persuade her to watch the first few episodes… Have we got a new fan of Shonda’s weekly torture??
After this we did our usual weekly shop and then I cooked my first ever roast dinner! Jason and Mary joined me for it but unfortunately Nuala couldn’t as the turkey was already stuffed with non-gluten-free stuffing. Apparently they enjoyed it but I wasn’t over fussed about whether or not I ate it.

After dinner I mainly just watched Criminal Minds and sat on Facebook but this brings me to my main reason for this post.

I understand you don’t know me or my sister or anything about us really except for what I write in this blog. However, Rachel is currently fundraising to travel to Romania for Habitat for Humanity. Across Eastern Europe many families are living in crumbling apartment blocks from the communist area. One third of Poles live in poor housing and 35 percent of Romanian homes are in urgent need of repair. In Romania Habitat NI is supporting building homes and community development projects for vulnerable groups in Episcopia and Commanesti.

Rachel is going to Romania in July 2016 with her school for Habitat for Humanity. There will be a group of twenty of them building houses for families. We would both really really appreciate it if you could donate? She needs to raise around £1550 and the last time I checked, she had managed to raise £345. If you would be so kind as to help out, you can find the link here. I’ve also included a link to the charity’s blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to message me or comment or anything.

Also, I would appreciate any suggestions you may have as to how else to fundraise. Currently, Rachel is planning on going to a car boot sale, doing a bake sale in the church, selling sweets in school, a pub quiz at our rugby club and possibly a danceathon. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Night!
Ktkinnes xxx