Sunny Saturday

Making the most of the British sunshine

IMG_1532Taking full advantage of the nice weather (29°C!!!) last weekend Jess and myself had a little afternoon gin party in the garden and caught some rays.

IMG_1529Remember this? A birthday present that I finally got round to drinking!

I must admit I was a little apprehensive when I saw rhubarb and ginger but I was worried for nothing because it is the gin of dreams! It has a slight rose coloured tint to it, and the rhubarb is the most prominent taste but the hint of ginger is a really subtle undertone. 

WOW, am I actually talking about alcohol for it’s taste rather than its ability to get me drunk? Hello adulthood! But in all seriousness it was lovely. We mixed it at first with a good amount of ice, tonic water and a slice of lemon which was so yummy, then after a few, I think it was Jess who suggested we try it with lemonade and what a brilliant idea that was! It just gave it that little extra bit of citrus that really made the drink.

We drank quite a lot of it to be honest but it’s because it was so easy to drink, it didn’t taste like alcohol at all, the perfect thing you want from a summer drink! I love those afternoons that turn into evenings when you can jut sit in the garden, have a drink and chat away as the sun starts to go down. 

IMG_1684 (1)On the Sunday the sun was still beaming so again I spent the afternoon outside and sat listening to music and reading a new book in the garden enjoying the sunshine.

It’s these moments that I take for granted and can’t wait to experience more of them on my travels, in different locations, trying different drinks and experiencing new things.

On the subject of books I’m going to need some suggestions so if you have any you can’t put down let me know! 

Speak soon,

Hannah x



















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.