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  1. Cookie McBookie

    Wow – can’t wait for the next post. Also very very curious about what that dish is…

  2. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Haha, okay, looking forward now! And I’ll check out the post you’ve linked later, with a little more time. 🙂

    Would you join my little Solidarity with Japan project? If you have so many lovely memories of that country, you could write something about that … I’d love to read! 🙂

  3. Kayla @ Fitter Than Choc

    We all go through different phases in life, and changes can be exciting. It is certainly ok to fall. My teacher used to tell me ‘If you fall walking, get up, for all must fall to gain strength.’ We’re all behind you!

    1. gmasydney

      What a lucky girl you are to have had a teacher like that.

  4. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    Cartwheeling through the meadow is a great way to go through life. I recommend it!!!

    I have some hopes about what your secrets may be. Can’t wait to find out!

  5. Helen (grabyourfork)

    The trouble with walking along roads is there’s always a chance you’re going to be hit by a bus. lol. Hills are much more fun – trees, flowers, shade and the promise of getting to the top just so you can lie down and roll all the way to the bottom! Good on you for making that cartwheel and I’m sure the year ahead looks brighter already 🙂


    can’t wait to hear about your birthday dinner!

    1. gmasydney

      In keeping with the scripture theme – Psalm 121 says ‘I lift mine eyes unto the hills when cometh my strength’ (I love the King James Version!) but my point, Hannah, is keep going on that lovely green hill and remember to smell the flowers on the way .

  7. Louise

    Oh silly- the scriptures on the bus go round and round!

    I hope the changes are positive and look forward to hearing more about them.

    1. whisperinggums

      Too cheeky Louise.

  8. Cakewhiz

    That dessert looks very good! I can’t wait to hear more about it…

  9. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Change is good! Look forward to hearing more 🙂

  10. Rach

    So I just read your story about “the older man” and it made me laugh. Good stuff! 🙂

    Change often brings times where we fall in the mud… I’m just so glad that you have a mom there to dry your muddy tears.

  11. Camille

    That’s a dessert? It looks like a lovely hash with a beautifully poached egg on top. I must be hungry for breakfast, even though it’s dinnertime.

    And I can’t wait to hear what you’re up to!

    1. whisperinggums

      It does look like that doesn’t it? And I was there!

  12. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    Girl – I am most intrigued now!!!

  13. Vaala ◪

    You know, that is a pretty powerful story…don’t worry about not emailing me! I completely understand. And also, I know you don’t really know me from a bar of soap but you can talk to me at any time and I will always listen.

    Also, what the hell is that dessert? Is that an egg ’cause that’s what it looks like! Here’s my guess…it’s an egg on top of a pancake thingy (my first guess was an egg on top of a corn fritter but then I realised it was supposed to be dessert!). Oh, with some random orange sludge underneath.

    Ooo, and there is this song that my ex and I used to like but we weren’t religious so we changed the words from ‘lead me to the cross’ to ‘lead me to the moss’ and it was brilliant…but not as brilliant as “in the Scriptures of the bus”!

  14. Peggy

    So many questions and intriguing points in this post! Can’t wait to see what comes next…

  15. Fiona

    *knows something they don’t*

    I feel like the HOLDER OF SECRETS.

  16. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    I hope this change is an awesome thing for you! Can’t wait to hear what it is 🙂

  17. Lizzi

    Big smooches. You’re a champ and kick ass in every way possible, even when crawling around in the dirt.
    Every time you begin to doubt yourself and your abilities, just remember this: there’s a great market for mud wrestling.

  18. Monique

    hahaha you’ve never seen Scriptures on a bus before?! 😉 And I’m actually excited to see where the rest of your story goes! It takes a lot of courage to do cartwheels off the road while everyone else is walking straight ahead… even if you do fall sometimes!!!

  19. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    What a beautifully written story, Hannah. I hope this new journey is indeed sunnier. We all get a little muddy sometimes. I am glad you have your lovely family to help keep you on track. Good luck!!
    Heidi xo
    p.s. your dessert…YUM!

  20. Teresa (Teresa Tastes & Travels)

    Very cryptic. Nice. 😉

    I think it is a blob of melting butter on a dessert-flavored turkey patty. Sorry, it just looks like ground up turkey to me.

  21. Lauren

    Get it, girl! When things just don’t feel right, it’s wonderful (and brave) to just move on to the next adventure. You’ve got heaps of brains — that’s either a Little Women or Anne Shirley quote, I can’t remember — and you will succeed at whatever you choose!

  22. Lauren

    (Ah, it was Philippa. I always liked that third book.)

  23. Priyanka

    I have a guys brain when it come to picking up hints, until they are obvious, I can never decode them. But anyways, I cannot wait to read your next post. Take care Hannah!

  24. Conor @ HoldtheBeef

    Oh Hannah, I want so badly for there to be scriptures on the bus. The bus that goes from me to you (oh lordy I just typed bust instead of bus… I wonder if there are scriptures on the bust if there aren’t scriptures on the bus???)

    I took a massive about face ~10 years ago when I escaped from my medical studies. It was one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make, but ultimately also one of the easiest. You know when something is ultimately right or wrong for you, and when you make that huge leap, you know for sure you’ve made the right choice if the weight (the weight of a bus) is lifted off you.

  25. Anna Johnston

    Intriguing Ms Hannah 🙂 I’m mighty proud of you for heading off in new directions, wherever it may bring you, but sounds like its a sunnier place so enjoy every step….. you know…. and smell the roses and all that good stuff.

  26. Johanna GGG

    sending lots of hugs because that is what you need when you fall down – glad your mum was there to help you up – hope it will all come out in the wash!

    I have pondered your comments about making big decisions – take care of yourself and take a break from commenting if that will give you some space you need – of course I will miss your wonderful comments that always cheer me up but would not want you to burn out and stop blogging altogether – that would make me really sad!

  27. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I like that you’re cartwheeling off a bitumen road to a green hill, curious to know more. I would love some kind of positive major change, too.

  28. Choclette

    Good Luck and hope the new direction works out for you.

    Surely the picture of the egg wasn’t pudding???

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  30. Queenotisblue

    If this is related to your studies (and if it isn’t disregard)…I once was doing a PhD. A good three years into it, after going through an extended period of illness, I discountinued. It was a difficult decision involving much agnosing (first from family to go to university etc. etc. etc.). The weight of many people’s expectations and my own were on my shoulders. But I had to do what felt right for me. I haven’t looked back and life is good.

    The thing that I’ve learnt over the years is that the most difficult thing is making the decision. Once you’ve made it and set yourself on a new course, it all becomes so much easier, lighter and brighter.

    Best wishes.

  31. whisperinggums

    I do love a mondegreen … and you laugh at mine! But, I’ve got you now missy!

  32. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hannah you know you have my full support in whatever you do. you know I think you’re an extraordinary lass so all I can say is I’m right behind you (well not literally, that just sounds terribly creepy) 🙂

  33. Hannah

    Sounds like your on the way to something big, different, scary, and thus likely highly worthwhile. I hope you’re okay, and I’m anxious to hear more details… Know that you always have my support as well!

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