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Hello from The Island!

Hello my lovely friends! How are you all? If you haven’t already guessed – I’m in Ibiza!  Well I’m actually not there yet, I’m scheduling this post in case I get too tired and fall asleep without blogging tomorrow… But by the time you’re reading this I’ll be in Ibiza!

Unfortunately, I didn’t win the euromillions on Friday night so after 11 nights I will need to go back to Northern Ireland again. But enough of that, I’ve only just arrived and I plan on making the most of this holiday. So instead of boring you with why I want to stay, shall we have a look back at the last 7 days?

Sunday, Rachel returned from Romania and woke us all up around 4:30am when she arrived in with her McDonald’s cheeseburger and fries which she proceeded to eat in front of us, offering us a bite while we were still waking up. No thanks. To mark her return, and the final of Wimbledon, Granny H came up for dinner and a good night. We were fed and watered before settling down to watch TV – Dad watching the football, Mum and I watching Les Misérables. Could there have been a more perfect way to end the week? Oh! And I almost forgot, I actually managed to take part in the Teacup Club’s Twitter chat on Sunday! 

Monday, I did a bit of revision before going on a shopping spree in Boots for some last minute holiday purchases. Would you like to see a haul post from it? Monday was quite quiet. I can’t really remember it all that well to be honest! Can’t have been anything important.

Tuesday marked the 12th of July, something of a public holiday here in Northern Ireland. To celebrate the Battle of the Boyne, there are parades and marches and the like and so we made our way down to watch them for half an hour or so. We got a good walk though, and it was a lovely warm morning. Considering I have something against loud noises (always have, always will. Couldn’t even have windows open while someone was cutting the grass) half an hour was long enough for me to cope with the Lambeg drums and loud music. Rachel’s boyfriend and his mum came around for an all afternoon barbeque, even though the rain was pouring down, and it was actually a good day. 

On Wednesday we took a road trip up to the north coast, Portrush and Port Ballintrae, for a different afternoon. It turned out to be a glorious day, and we finished it by having dinner in the Ramore Wine Bar. 


Thursday was spent revising, cleaning, and packing. Rachel was at her boyfriend’s, and I ended up having an argument with Mum so sat in my room the majority of the night.

Friday I saw Granny B and said goodbye to her before the holiday. The rest of the day was taken up with making her a list of instructions for while she’s cat-and-dog-sitting, teaching Mum how to download podcasts, painting nails and collecting our travel money. 

Saturday, holiday spirit began to take over. The kitchen was cleaned, Rachel went to her first “day” of work (it was only 3 hours and she complained after that she was exhausted – come back to me when you’ve worked 3:30-11:30pm one night and been back in 6:30am-3:30pm the next morning). The afternoon was spent at Granny H’s house before she took us out for dinner at a little restaurant on the Lisburn Road. It was lovely but boy does she talk… I swear she didn’t shut up for longer than 30 seconds in the 6 and a half hours we were with her. We went home and I curled up in bed to watch The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Love it.
And that brings you up to date! I’ll probably blog about our travels while we’re away so keep an eye out for my posts!
Hope the upcoming week is good to you all!
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