The Quote Challenge: Diary

the library in Kenwood House
Kenwood House, London

This is the second post in 3-day quote challenge I’m doing. You can check the first one here. If you want to participate in this challenge too, go ahead! Just let me know in the comments section so I can check your quotes too 🙂

Day 2: Diary

˝I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train˝. Oscar Wilde

I like this funny quote by the genius writer Oscar Wilde. I chose it because I write a travel diary. And no, it’s not that sensational and no, I don’t read it on the train:) I think I began to keep a diary when I was about 9. I guess I must have read about diary writing in one of the books I devoured at that time and decided to do the same. This is just a guess since I don’t really remember what made me do it in the first place. However, the above sounds quite plausible since the books I’ve read have influenced some of my life choices. I wrote about the mundane things and every day life in my diary. I didn’t write much about my feelings.

At some point during university I stopped writing a diary. It was probably about the same time I started travelling. I’d carry a small notepad in which I scribbled notes during the trip and then after I’d return home I’d write everything down in my travel diary. I fulfilled two notebooks before I moved to England in 2008. Then I bought a thick journal in Fortnum & Mason for just 10£ which has lasted me for seven years. This May when I was visiting London again I bought a lovely journal in Kenwood’s house gift shop. Unfortunately I still haven’t written anything in it because I’ve been doing all my travel writing here. 🙂 I need to start filling my lovely new travel journal.



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