the story

Est. 2014 - by Kathleen; Scottish lifestyle blogger and content creator.

Currently situated in the heart of Edinburgh with my little furry friend and “puppy-dog” Lottie, KA5THLEEN is where I get to share all things life related. Main topics I cover include life, wellness, mental health and beauty. Within this you’ll find me chit-chatting away about the likes of positivity, health and wellbeing, depression and anxiety, makeup products and tutorials, and most recently, ASMR.

As much as I do write about wellness, mental health and learning difficulties here, I have launched another site, Living A Life With… where I talk about the *even more* private aspects of my life that I have not shared before which involves living with an invisible illness. 

The story behind the name - “the five is silent”. 

You might be wondering how I came up with the name of this blog right? Well, I’ve been a huge fan of Vanessa Hudgens for as long as I can remember. When I heard she was one of the main characters in the up and coming movie Bandslam back in 2009, I could not wait to see it! Long story short, she played the character of Sa5m, “the five is silent”, and I used to think it was the coolest thing ever. Not long after, I kind of adopted the concept on social media and soon @KoolKat17 became @KA5THLEEN.   

Little did I know after five years of what only started as a username, would be the start of something new (😉), a new journey, something much bigger. I hope that you’ll stick around...

Much love from the bottom of my blue heart 💙

(because five-ever is longer than forever!)


  1. Wonderful personality and is similar ... Vanessa Hudgens haha :)

  2. Nice blog, Kathleen. I just stumbled here and now am reading some of your posts :D keep it up


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