Last Day In Work

Day 1 of unemployment…

Friday 11th August 2017 will forever now be known as the day I finally left my job. What started as a 6 week summer temp job when I was fresh out of uni turned into a pretty busy 2 years. 

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I got lots of lovely cards and gifts in my last few weeks and they were really unexpected so shout out the teaching staff that bought me the flowers and the goodies you really made me feel appreciated. The things that people wrote in the cards really mean a lot and I will miss the people at work very much, but I’m not going to lie I am glad to leave! 

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From the office, the people I work with the most got me a bag full of treats and I am all about the puns. The bag included:

Even good girls get their hands dirty
Cucumber & mint cleansing hand gel 

These lips were made for kissing (and eating cake)
Peppermint lip balm

Handy compact mirror

Ah..aah…aaah A-TISHOOS!
10 pocket tissues

You’re mucky but I love you
10 handy little wet wipes

All of these items are travel size and will come in so handy for the flight as during my 36 hours travel time I’m going to need to do some freshening up! 

Another present in my gift bag was some DKNY Women limited edition perfume which smells AMAZING it is so fresh and light just what I’m going to want to smell like in Aus. Unfortunately it’s a little big for my rucksack so it will going the case but it will 100% coming with!

The person I work most closely with is Chloe and like the little gem she is, she got me a lovely bracelet to match the one she got me at Christmas. They are from a brand called JOMA Jewellery and they come with a little message, this one says:

This little bracelet reminds us to see adventure awaits, life’s full of possibilities!

The message really hits home and just adds to the already brimming excitement that I am feeling!

FullSizeRender (12)The bracelet on the left with the envelope attached is the one Chloe gifted me on Friday and the one on the right with the flowers is the one she got me at Christmas. 

Leaving work felt really surreal, as I was walking down the stairs leaving it just didn’t feel like that was the last time. I think for the first week it will just feel like I am on holiday, it will definitely be a while before it sinks in that I have left and that I am unemployed… hopefully not for too long! 

Either way I plan to enjoy my time off making sure I get to see my family and friends before I go.

Speak soon,

Hannah x



It’s The Little Things

Language Barrier?


Mum gave me this yesterday and I absolutely cracked up! I can tell i’m going to have endless fun with this during the build up and once I get to Aus. 

It took a while for Mum and Dad to come round to the idea that I was disappearing for a year and only recently are they starting to engage in more conversations about me going. They’ve always been supportive but I’ve not long been back from 3 years at uni and I think they secretly love having me around! 

Of course I will miss them like crazy too and this present really made me realise that its going to be the little things that I will miss. 

Apart from the obvious ones like thongs being flip flops, one of my favourites is that household linen in Aus is known as manchester! Not sure how true they are but I will try them out and let you know how I get on!

It works both ways because I can’t wait to test the Aussie’s on their knowledge and introduce them to some Mancunian slang!

Speak soon,

Hannah x

P.s Tomorrow marks 14 weeks till the big day!



Birthday Bliss


Last week was my Birthday and in true Birthday Princess style I celebrated all week long!

Anyone who knows me will know how much I love my birthday and my beautiful friends and family pulled out all the stops to make sure turning 23 was as special as ever.

IMG_1128 There was a reoccurring theme with my presents.. Gin.

I have a strong love affair with Gin and it is my drink of choice regardless of the place or occasion. My friend Jared came up to visit and greeted me at the station with a “homemade” princess crown (it was a burger king crown with “Gin Prin” written on it) and he had brought with him the small Hendricks Gin and I love the bottle and i’m gonna keep it forever! But.. have you seen the delight of a rose tinted  bottle Sam and Jess got me! It’s Rhubarb and Ginger Flavour and I can just picture myself now sitting outside on a summer evening, sipping on an ice cold glass of this deliciousness! Sam and Jess are my Ambrose Angels (girl group pending), who I lived with at uni and even though we have graduated now and don’t live with each other anymore we still make the effort to get presents for birthdays which I think is just so lovely to find friends that are there for you like that! They also got me some beautiful pj’s and the pretty Flamingo personalised phone case!

The passport holder is from my my friend Jenn who never fails to pick the perfect presents she is so thoughtful and I love the print of it and it got me SO excited to think that I am only 5 months away from my big trip!

IMG_1130 As you can see the Gin theme also makes an appearance in my cards!

These are just some of my favourites but can we please take special note of the “you looked taller on Tinder” card from Alex and Jess (my Aus gals) I lol’ed at this for a while after opening and still makes me laugh when I look at it.

My Volleyball team also got me a cake and a Disney Princess Balloon which is just the sweetest thing for them to do and it was such a surprise when  I turned up to training and it was there!  


Okay, so, context…

Jess and I have always been a fan of the page “Drake on Cake” which is a page on Instagram that makes gorgeous cakes and puts Drake lyrics on them so of course, Jess being the superstar she is ordered me a goddamn cheesecake with a Drake lyric on it! The lyric is from my favourite song “Childs Play” and the full lyric is:

“Why you gotta fight with me at Cheesecake? You know I love to go there”

Guys, this came all the way from Scotland! From the “Handmade Cheesecake Company” it was delivered in a massive polystyrene box filled with ice packs to keep it cool and honestly it tasted insanely good. It was Forrero Rocher flavoured and every time I took a bite it was like I was Rachel and Chandler in the episode of friends when they are eating the cheesecake that they found outside of a neighbours apartment. Anyone with me on that? Or is it just me..

The whole week in the back of my mind, I was thinking and getting so excited to think that my next Birthday will be in Australia! Also excitingly, as i’m writing this, I don’t even know where I will be this time next year!!

Anyway, enough of me rambling about how brilliant my birthday week was (i’ll spare you the details of the drunken antics), I just wanted to document and let it be known that I have the best friends and the best family who are so kind and my heart is very full of love right now. 

It’s Easter Sunday this weekend so I hope you have a lovely long weekend and lets hope for some good weather! 

Speak soon,

Hannah x

P.S I emotionally sang Taylor Swifts’, 22 for the last time the night before my birthday. Unfortunately the theme tune to being 23 is, “nobody likes you when your 23”, thanks Blink 182.