I dreamed a dream…

My crazy dream as a student owning my own cocktail barI was chatting to my best friend from uni yesterday and we realised that it’s been almost ten years since we met in an English seminar. She was the first person I met at uni and we instantly clicked. We ended up having almost the same schedule and became very good friends very quickly. We had the same sense of humour, shared the same interests and sometimes bunked of uni to have a champagne brunch at our favourite bistro and gossip for hours non-stop. We were so rock ‘n’ roll!

Both of us were studying to be secondary school teachers, but sometimes we got a little carried away and had the wildest plans for our future. Can you believe that at one point I dreamed of owning my very own cocktail bar? I came up with ideas for the menu, snacks and even thought about the interior design. Talk about getting ahead of yourself! Today, I’m thinking I must have been absolutely bonkers. I mean, do you know how much work it is to run a successful cocktail bar?

You need a great location, manage staff, have a winning menu, a great atmosphere and then think of all the catering equipment, stock and admin work behind the scenes? I totally prefer being a mummy and writer these days, but we all dream big when we’re young and carefree, don’t you agree?

When I was 9 or 10, I wanted to be a carpenter, because you know girls rock and they can do the same things as boys. So when I spent the autumn holidays with my grandparents, I would disappear into their chicken coop with some old tools and scratch and poke away on an old rotten log to create a trough feeder for my grandad’s hens and cockerel. It sounds like the most random thing to do for a little girl, but I loved spending time outside and creating – and my grandad kept my little masterpiece for years!

What did you dream of when you were little and did you have any outrageous dreams when you were a student?
This is a promotional post with an image from Gabriel Amadeus.


  1. Kirsty Norton says

    When I was younger I wanted to be a fashion designer in the mornings and a long distance runner in the afternoons – (I can’t draw and I loathe running) a random combination!

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