My name is Rachel. I was born in Aberdeen in 1986 to a couple who had been together since they were 15; they already had a son who in his baby-years managed to complete such feats as peeing on another baby in the maternity ward, rolling around in dog poo in his blue velvet dungarees (sorry Rich) and rolling off the bed in front of a door trapping my mother out of the room. So, in some ways it is surprising that I even exist.
Fast-forward through a hazy period of horrific party dresses, hair ribbons and the one time I tried to cut my own fringe with nail scissors and we reach the beginning of what I like to call my nomadic stage. Basically we moved around a lot for my dad's job. America, Azerbaijan, Brazil and Thailand. Quite the adventure; all different, all amazing, all difficult. Brilliant memories, ones I will touch on at a later date.
I moved to Edinburgh to attend University, where I studied English Literature, I enjoyed Uni but I enjoyed Edinburgh more. I graduated in 2009, couldn't get a job, so have continued rolling along (and slightly upwards)in the Bar Trade. I love Edinburgh, I am constantly amazed at how beautiful it is.