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In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'.


Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to
parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff?


Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

Berkhamsted Revisited: A Teenage Diary Podcast Radio Stakhanov

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    • 4.8, 465 Ratings

In 2005 a 13 year old Laura Kirk started writing a diary, chronicling her life in a small town just north of London famed for a beautiful cinema and a 12th century castle built by William the Conquerer’s half-brother. Her adolescence in Berkhamsted was a fairly quiet life of school, boys, MSN usernames, sport, growing up awkwardly and using words like 'phwoar' and 'lush'.


Laura kept a diary for six years, right up until she went to university. Now, along with her friend (unhelpfully, also called Laura), she's reading back over them and trying to make sense of the key issues - what exactly did ‘topping’ mean; why she was so anxious about going to
parties with her friends; why did she make her family name their cat after a sixth former she fancied; and most importantly, why on earth was she so obsessed with England cricketer Andrew Flintoff?


Berkhamsted Revisited is a romp back through those awkward teenage years, as seen through the eyes of two twenty-somethings. It's a must listen for anyone that grew up wondering what life was all about.…and how to build the funkiest MySpace profile.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
465 Ratings

465 Ratings

Izzyrr ,

A must listen!!

Being born in 1996 but have kept a diary since 2004, I absolutely adore this podcast. Plus these two are like having two older sisters whilst being sassy and cool. Keep it up!!

GirlfromHemel ,

A girl from Hemel

I have recently discover this AMAZING podcast and it has brought up so many memories from being at school/living in Hemel!! The best bit was remembering the Hemel modelling completion, which I entered and was not successful, and criticising all the girls that got in the paper (sorry Laura)! Wish I kept a diary but listening to yours is just as good! 💖

Stuart Mabbutt ,

😎😂😘

As a man in my 40s I wasn’t sure I would like this....
I found out about it while listening to the football ramble. I now listen religiously, and can’t get enough of the Laura’s. Very funny, very honest, and very eye opening insight into what I can expect to be going through my daughters mind.
Highly recommend to absolutely anyone, there is something for everyone

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