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Travel Update: WTM 2017, future travel plans + winning my first ever Travel Blog Award

November 7, 2017

I’m sat writing this post on a bed covered with travel catalogues, city maps and activity agendas for destinations around the world. I’ve got one leg spread across Tokyo and a bum cheek in Barcelona. I have literally just returned home from a hectic – but totally inspiring – 90 minute visit to the 2017 World Travel Market at the London Excel, and I felt the urge to…

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Be part of my Live Dublin Marathon Experience

October 26, 2017
Marathon Training, Running, Fitbit

It’s happening! It’s finally here. *Gulp* This weekend I head to Dublin to run my second marathon and I want you to enjoy the experience with me. As you may already know from my Instagram posts, training for marathon no.2 has not gone as well as training for marathon no.1. There are multiple reasons excuses for my lack of training – a hectic work load, bad planning, the…

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Past, Present & Future

August 4, 2017

Its so typical of me that I would rebrand my whole blog and then fall radio silent on the bloody thing! It’s been exactly two months since my last blog post, making it possibly my biggest break from blogging since 2012. But do you know what? I needed it. 2016 wasn’t the kindest year to me, and 2017 was always going to be all about rebuilding myself back…

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Who is Hannah Banana?

May 28, 2017
Hannah Banana Blog Pink Flatlay

So, it’s official! I’ve waved farewell to Tink Jayne, I’ve shed my skin, re-birthed, rebranded, matured, whatever you want to call it (although matured probably isn’t the right word seeing as I still laugh at strangers when they fall over in the street). No, that’s it, no more Tink Jayne, I am now me – Hannah! (….ahem, with added Banana, because a) I love banana flavoured things, but…

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30 Things I Learnt at 30 Years Old

April 12, 2017

Last weekend it was my 31st Birthday and I celebrated it in one of the most romantic cities in the world – Paris! Only it wasn’t a loved up weekend with flowers, proposals or champagne (okay, maybe a little champagne) but instead a weekend of sweat, blood and tears as I spent my 31st birthday fiercely fighting for my first ever marathon medal. I may not have had…

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London Calling

March 12, 2017
London Town Big Ben - London Calling

Last year, after nearly nine years in London, I returned to my roots. I moved back to Liverpool in a bid to find a new job, a new home and reconnect with the city I grew up in. I returned from a six week stint in South America in the December, officially moved back in with my Parents and went into serious recruitment mode; I was on a…

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The Blogger Rebellion

March 1, 2017
Blogging Photography in Berlin

Something is happening in the blogosphere, change is coming and I can feel it. And no, I’m not talking about a new blogger trend, social platform or WordPress plugin. Something much bigger, I’m talking about a Blogger Rebellion. At the moment so much of my twitter feed is bloggers sharing content with titles such as ‘How I used Pinterest to double my stats’ or ‘How to grow your…

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I have BIG news

February 21, 2017
The Paris Marathon

I have news. *clears throat* I’m sure most of you already know, especially if you read my Happy Monday Lists, but I realised the other day that I never actually officially announced it or talked about it on my blog. So here goes… I’m running a Marathon. *hears crickets chirping* Okay, that may not be the biggest news to some people, but in the running world, that’s like…