How I Made A New Year’s Resolution I Could Keep

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY! Welcome to 2018. So…who has made a new year’s resolution? I know from what you have been telling me on Instagram that a lot of you don’t bother making resolutions.  I don’t blame you – this used to be me and to some extent still is!  You may remember that a few years ago, in the era of KTTLG 1.0, that instead of making a resolution I decided to make a list of ten things that I wanted to achieve instead. I wasn’t able to achieve all of them (to be honest I kind of forgot … Continue reading How I Made A New Year’s Resolution I Could Keep

Things I Learnt This Weekend.

I spent my weekend at Enterprise North East Scotland’s Enterprise Challenge 2014.  The Enterprise Challenge is an annual even for people from Grampian and Tayside who are aged 18-30 and either run their own business, are starting up their own business or are interested in starting up their own business in the future, and poses participants with a series of physical and mental challenges to replicate the emotional rollercoaster of self employment.  I’m not going to tell you what shenanigans we got up to, just in case you fancy having a go yourself, instead I am going to share with … Continue reading Things I Learnt This Weekend.

Migraines: The Mental Muck Up

June has been earmarked as ‘Migraine Awareness Month’, and this is a cause which is close to my heart.  To read more about my personal migraine story, you can read A Hole in the Head.  Anybody who suffers from the disease will understand the frustrations, and the importance of the unofficial strap line “It’s more than just a headache”. In this post I want to introduce you to a young woman who I never met, yet who broke my heart a little.  Her name is Melissa Dwyer and, despite the fact that migraines are not a ‘life threatening’ illness, she … Continue reading Migraines: The Mental Muck Up

My Sparkly Christmas

Another poem from the hard drive.  A little more festive, this one was written for a church competition.  It won. My Sparkly Christmas A poem by Kirsty Brown It sparkles in the daylight It sparkles in the night It’s everywhere I look around It’s even on the ground My favourite is the silver But there’s other colours too Gold, purple, red or blue Multicoloured, what’s for you? In class we use it everyday When Christmas comes around The green’s a tree, a shiny blue sky And there’s silver sparkly snow! I find it on my trousers My coat, my shoes-my … Continue reading My Sparkly Christmas

Bound

So I just plugged my external hard drive into my shiny new computer for the first time, and clicked on a folder titled ‘IMPORTANT STUFF’.  This hard drive, I should warn you, is mainly home to photos, videos and documents from my first laptop purchased circa 2007.  I replaced it in 2011 when I returned to college, because commuting with a 17″ laptop is not really practical.  Anyway, the first thing in my IMPORTANT STUFF folder was this poem I wrote about Fyvie Castle’s library in sixth year. Here it is, exactly the same way it was submitted in 2008.   … Continue reading Bound

A Blog of Thanksgiving!

I’m going to come clean- the reason that I haven’t written recently is because life has been a little…strange…this past few weeks.  I’m not going to divulge why and I’m also not going to divulge the number of times that I have started writing and not finished because I just can’t. This blog post is my own personal thanksgiving for all of the sucky things in my life. (I’m Scottish and probably don’t fully understand the concept of thanksgiving so bear with me!) I don’t think that there is any proper way to start this so I’m just going to … Continue reading A Blog of Thanksgiving!

Review: Hudl

Okay, so I’m not in the habit of reviewing actual, physical objects, but I’m going to give it a bash.  My intentions are to use this blog post to tell you a little bit about the Hudl. WHAT IS A HUDL? The Hudl is Tesco’s attempt at paving it’s way into the gadget market by focussing on the tech of the moment – the tablet.  Not, like, an actual medical tablet, but an electronic one.  Like an iPad, but instead of being made by Apple it was made by Tesco. HUDL…THAT’S AN ACRONYM RIGHT? I’m afraid it’s not.  Having worked … Continue reading Review: Hudl