Extracts #4 : Innocence

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Helloooo!  Do you know what time it is?  It's diary time!!

For this post the theme is "The Innocence of Youth".  One of the main things that sticks out for me when I'm reading my old diaries (apart from my boy obsession) is the completely inane and insignificant things that I used to feel the need to record in a diary.  I was also incredibly gullible and would pretty much believe anything anyone told me.  It makes me realise how simple and innocent life was back then!

Age 11

Dear Diary,

After school I played with D.  I went to the beach with her we wrote our names in the sand and climbed on the rocks. Awwww

from Lynne

You know what else is "imbarassing"?  The fact that I didn't know how to spell "embarrassing" at age 11.

Age 14 

Sam was my cat by the way......

Age 15


"my fave kitten" - bless.

Eh....I'm pretty sure it wasn't really them....pretty sure.

...and again.....probably not really Nicky from Westlife.  In fact this possibly could have turned into some dodgy grooming situation if I hadn't gotten bored of the Trouble chat rooms.

Age 17

In 2002 I had a diary that asked you to list the "good things" and "bad things" that happened that day, amongst other things.  Here's a selection of things I classed as good/bad this year:

05/01 - Good Things - had 3 smirnoff ices (oooooooh!)

24/01 - Good Things - J smiled on bus

13/03 - Good Things - M loaned me a pen 
             Bad Things - didn't get an ice lolly (day ruined)

18/03 - Bad Things - mod studies teacher isnt tidy (as in good looking, not as in messy, obv)

05/04 - Good Things - The Bodyguard was good 
             Bad Things - Top Gun was rubbish (the film reviewer has spoken)

22/04 - Good Things - everyone likes my jacket (fashion win)

What an exciting life I used to live indeed.


  1. This is brilliant! I love looking through my old diaries! Bizarre what was important then compared to now!

    Lauren x

  2. Aww Lynne I can't tell you how excited I was when this post showed up in my Reading List, I LOVE these posts, always guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

    Lynsey xxx

  3. This is amazing! I like to think that you really did talk to Nicky from Westlife, and that he was secretly crushed that he was only your third favourite member.

  4. I think you'll find Sam was MY cat!

  5. haha Lynne I LOVE these posts! Such a fun idea, wish I had kept a diary for as long as you have - sure that would have been some entertaining reading. Your wee comments underneath make me laugh too. Love that you dressed up your cat :-)
    Lianne xx