Diary Entry – Edinburgh, November 2016


A few weeks ago my Ma and I travelled to Edinburgh to celebrate her birthday. It was absolutely FREEZING, (I dread to think what the temperature would be like in January), but we had the most fabulous time. I’ve created a visual diary to share with you all to show you what we got up to over that very cold but very beautiful weekend.

Fear not! I shall be writing a blog post about the terrible news regarding the ‘President Elect’ of America. I’ve ordered my shotgun by the way, get them now whilst stocks last! However, these things take time to research and process and I have a full-time job now, HA lucky me! So it takes even longer. I like to present a valid, well-balanced and clear argument in my pieces, so I’m afraid you’re just going to have to wait 🙂

Anyway political rant over…back to the diary…

 3rd of November

Travelling from Kings Cross and dinner at The Dome, Edinburgh.

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4th of November

Breakfast at Patisserie Valerie, city walks and dinner at Wildfire, Edinburgh.

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5th of November

Mama’s actual birthday, Edinburgh Castle and dinner at Tom Kitchin’s The Kitchin.

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Lydia x

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Diary Entry – 21st Birthday and Getting a Kitten!

Hi, hello, yo, wagwan,

I just wanted to briefly update you about what’s going on in my ~life~ seeing as I said I would from time to time.

Last month I turned twenty-one and literally had the BEST birthday ever. I had a party in my garden and got absolutely rat-arsed from consuming a vast array of different alcoholic beverages with my friends. I don’t really remember much after 10pm but that kinda goes without saying on your birthday right? Pisshead. The following weekend I went out with my family for a meal which was really lovely and I drank quite a bit that night too, oops. Here are some photos:

The day after my party, despite being hungover, I went to Thorpe Park with some friends. (For my American followers benefit Thorpe Park is a theme park.) Metaphorically speaking I shat myself consistently throughout the day, but I also laughed a hell of a lot too. There is something overwhelmingly marvellous about hearing your friend both scream and laugh on a roller coaster and it always sets me off into a complete fit of giggles. The highlight of my day came when Miles refused to put his hood up on the water flume because “he couldn’t hear anything” and then ended up getting completely saturated. Ah, to laugh at other people’s expense, nothing beats it.

As part of my birthday present, Mum and I adopted a kitten from Cats Protection. Her name is Margo, she was born on the 16th of April this year and I am already totally in love with her. I have never known whamargot2t it would be like to have a two-year old child until now. Margo needs CONSTANT attention and she’s very mischievous and inquisitive.  I honestly think that all objects Margo comes across she believes are there for her own personal enjoyment. When Margo wants attention she will gently lick and paw you to death. All of this is very cute but also very annoying. Mum and I are still training her not to destroy everything, especially the toilet roll and our bookmarks.
Despite all this, Margo is very loving and affectionate when she wants to be, makes me laugh every day (especially when she chases her own tail) and I’m sure she will bring us a lot of happiness for years to come. #Newfourleggedbestfriend.


So…things are pretty good at the moment! My birthday made me realise that I am blessed to have so many amazing people in my life who truly care about me. Obviously finishing university and moving back home has been a bit of a bummer, but I am ready to start a new chapter in my life and move on. I have my graduation ceremony this week and a few interviews lined up for some jobs I applied for, so these are all good reasons to stay positive!

I hope you are all staying happy and positive yourselves as I know life can sometimes be truly shit. I have a few blog posts lined up over the coming months so please stay tuned and subscribe!


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Diary Entry: Finishing University.

On Monday night I got drunk on one San Miguel and a Cosmopolitan.

Oh dear.

It’s hardly surprising that my tolerance to alcohol has worsened lately. I haven’t drunk a drop in weeks. Instead, I’ve been overdosing on caffeine, sitting up till 3am writing my dissertation on the hardships prostitutes faced in early-modern society. I handed it in on Friday, after the most stressful and surreal four weeks of my life.

Writing a dissertation is a funny thing, it’s like running on a constant treadmill that you’re desperate to depart, only once you do, you’re not entirely content with the result. Anyone who says they are one-hundred percent happy with their dissertation, (snooty bastards), is lying. There’s always something you’re going to pick at. With me it was my bibliography.

After my final exam, that was it and I’d finished my degree. I have to say I felt totally lost. What the hell am I going to do now? Then it dawned on me; “I’ve hit a new low, I’m not a student anymore, I’m a twenty-something year old with fucking responsibilities. Shit.” I then began to have horrifying visions of crummy office jobs with bad air conditioning, bad coffee, bad baby photos and bad bosses that are reminiscent of Donald Trump.

Oh, that reminds me: Clinton vs. Trump, what the fuck America?

Anyway, fortunately I’ve got a place at Kings College London to do an MA in Early Modern History. However, unfortunately the historian I want to work with for my dissertation is on sabbatical. So, that means a gap year, which will probably be filled with, you guessed it, a crummy office job.

Think positive thoughts Lydia. It can only get better.

P.s. Haven’t you heard? Azealia Banks has joined the evil Cyborgs.

~Beware of the Trumpists~