Welcome To My Blog!

Talking is hard, so instead I write.

Welcome to Kitty Jade! I am Erin and my life is a confusion of books, tea, school and travel. Here is where I review the books, spill the tea and document the travel!

My main motivations are the rural world. Urban life is really not for me! When I can find a signal and connect to Internet, I post on this blog (every Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

With the telescope being the world, and society looking through it, I can guarantee that I am looking through the wrong end of the telescope.

With a tea in hand (or coffee, what ever pleases you), I hope your continue to read and enjoy my blog!


Rainbow Ice-Cream and Books With Gay Protagonists

Hello, welcome back to my blog! In celebration of pride month, I would like to share with you a book I have recently read called Noah Can’t Even. The main protagonist is socially awkward and figuring out his sexuality. I think it’s a brilliant read. Apparently there is a sequel, so I will have to look into it. I personally got very attached to Noah!

Today I indulged myself in an ice-cream, for which I have no regrets. It was the creamiest ice-cream I have ever eaten. Ever.

The reason I decided to get it was because of the cone. Maybe you’ve realised by now that I get very excited by pride month. However, I think that the LGBTQIA community should be celebrated all year round. It does make me smile when people get less judgemental of the community. Societies are gradually getting less and less homophobic (woo-hoo!). I don’t have much experience with transgender people (I don’t know any) so I can’t really talk about that subject. I’ll have to educate myself before sharing any thoughts on the Internet ๐Ÿ˜Š

And as for me, I’m too young to decide my sexuality. I don’t like to be labelled as ‘straight’ ‘bisexual’ ‘lesbian’. Love is love. I’ve never been in a serious relationship so I don’t know who I’m attracted to. And that’s that.

I would love to hear some love stories in the comments ๐Ÿ˜‰ Romance is becoming my favourite genre ๐Ÿ˜‚

Have a great month ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

June Bullet Journal Set-Up 2019

As a way to help lower my OCD levels and keep on top of any stress, I started bullet journaling. For years I have been unconsciously keeping a bujo, without even knowing what it was called. At the start of this year, I purchased my first dotted notebook and started creatively bullet journaling. It has been hard to get my grips on! Yet practice (and watching a lot of Amanda Rach Lee) has made perfect.

Today I am sharing with you my June bujo setup (sorry it’s a bit late). I decided to go with a minimalistic, parabolic design theme. Continue reading

France Travel Diary | Mont St Michel

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

This is the final instalment of my France travel diary.

On the third day of France, I went to Mont St Michel. It’s a beautiful town full of tacky souvenirs and lovely cafรฉs!

The architecture is truly stunning. It reminded me of the island from Tangled, little did I know the film based it off the island! How brilliant is that? (my inner Disney fangirl is, well, fangirling).

It was a cloudy day (and windy up at the top) but the views still stunned me! The shape of the land is so beautiful. Also, I never realised until I was up there, that Normandy is so flat.

I’m sorry that the photos are a bit distorted at the side. I think it was due the old camera lense I was using ๐Ÿ˜Š

After having a real good look around the abbey (I learned a lot about the history and architecture, which were my main interests for the trip), I slowly made my way down to the bottom. I’m not materialistic so I didn’t buy any souvenirs: photos and memories are more important. However, I did have a good look around. I probably annoyed lots of shop owners for just browsing ๐Ÿ˜‚. However, the street food caught my eye.

I had a donut because my parents couldn’t tell me not too. Also, an Orangina. It was a goal to drink some in my trip because I had never tried it before! If it wasn’t so expensive, I would bring some home (aka it was really tasty). I can try and create a replica though (lemonade, orange juice with bits, orange cordial?).

The narrow streets definitely gave me Diagon Alley vibes. I’ve visited the Harry Potter studios in London so I know for certain that they give off the same energy!

Thank you for sticking with me through all these travel diaries. Hopefully I’ll be going somewhere different soon ๐Ÿ˜‚

Hopefully you get the chance to visit some of the places I’ve mentioned in these last few posts! And if you have visited them, tell me in the comments your experience.

Have a great day ๐Ÿ’•

France Travel Diary | Bayeux Tapestry, D-Day Landing Beaches & a Beautiful Evening!

Hello, welcome back to my blog!

Today I am sharing with you more of my France travel diary. This is part two, you can enjoy this post on it’s own or as part of the series. Previous days are linked here!

Wednesday 22nd May

One the second (third technically) day of France, I went to Bayeux to experience the cathedral and the well-known tapestry. Before going to the Bayeux museum, I explored the town. The market was interesting and very colourful!

Bayeux cathedral

I can’t explain how excited I was to go and see the Bayeux tapestry! History is a subject I have a deep interest in. The Battle of Hastings has had such an influence on England so to see it represented in this artistic form was cool. Historians believe there is a chunk missing, at the end.

With inability to take photos, I have nothing to show you of the tapestry itself. If you are to visit – I will tell you a few things about the experience. It was narrated (so you don’t have to recall the Norman Conquest in your head ๐Ÿ˜‚). You went through a tunnel and had the pictures explained to you in detail. This interpretation of the story was very interesting and accurate.

So the colours can’t fade, it was in a dark room. The only light was a dim, strip light – directly above the tapestry – which was held in a cabinet.

After being in the room itself, there was an exhibition upstairs which showcased a timeline, film, and other parts on the making of it. I visited all the exhibits and watch the film!

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