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  1. Cate

    I work with someone (my own age – we’re both teachers) who it turns out is best friends witha girl I went to primary school with, and whose mother is good friends with my mum…. and then last week, we figured out that another of her good friends is someone I grew up with til the age of like 6… whose parents again, were good friends with mine.
    It’s a small world sometimes.

  2. Fatbooo

    Sooo confisculating, you story.. but funny! And references to Canberra and Kevin Bacon… omg haha!!

  3. Sig

    OMG – I think I love you more now that I know you know Indian dancing! I mean, I’m Indian and never did Indian dancing (shaking my booty to the latest Bollywood flicks doesn’t really measuree up to the precise, pure movements of Bharatnatyam and Kathak!).

    I think your 6 degrees net just got wider….I’m wondering whether we ever knew each other (I used to love in Canberra when I was a child too…must dig out old preschool stuff :P)

  4. Amy

    There are too many Canberra 6 degree stories to go through but lately I’ve experienced kind of the opposite, where I know of someone and they may know of me and we have many, many firends in common but have never actually met.

  5. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I always thought Perth was a bit like this, but now I realise we have nothing on Canberra :P Your connections are pretty amazing, especially the dancing aspect!

    Your captivating tales haven’t, though, fully distracted me from your not-so-good day :( I hope tomorrow is much, much, much better and there’s a very long gap before another day like this rolls around for you xo

  6. Johanna GGG

    My work circles can be a bit like that – people keep turning up again and again but one of the bizarre ones was meeting up with a woman who had been in the lab where I had worked as a student – both of us in totally different jobs but in the same uni!

    Hope the story of indian dancing cheered you up – six degrees is a great game and it does seems lovely to know how we are connected – how many stories are there that we don’t know?

  7. muppy

    hahaha who would have thought!

  8. whisperinggums

    Oh yes, the most embarrassing one was meeting (for the first time) people from our street – they live just three houses away – on the high point of a walk at Kata Tjuta in Central Australia (a couple of thousand kilometres away). But I’m not sure I’ve had quite the concentration on one small place that you have had in your workplace.

  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Lovely Hannah I hope you’re feeling ok? I don’t like those days at all but they do crop up on occasion. I usually blame the weather :P

  10. Emma

    The sun’ll come out… tomorrow… shoopy doopy doopy doop…. tomorrowwwww!

    I doubt there are any primary school students in this country that have ‘afternoon tea,’ unless perhaps they also have trust funds.

    Yeeeuhhh, kid photos!

  11. penny aka jeroxie

    Big hugs Hannah! I will be moving to Sydney. You can come up and play with me when you are upset too. :)

  12. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    That is too funny! I can’t think of a situation where this has happened to me, and yet for some reason I’m almost sure that it has. Hope you are feeling lighter soon, everyone has those days of unexplainable sadness. Take the opportunity to loaf around all day wrapped in an enormous fuzzy blanket, watching re-run television and snacking too much. :)

  13. Simply Life

    I’m loving those old photos!

  14. Miri Leigh

    It is such a small world. Thanks for sharing this post- truly, great photos.

  15. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Awww, such cute photos of little Hannah! What a small world!

    I hope your day is better tomorrow. When I have those days, I like to be left alone with some sweets and my pajamas, then I go to bed as early as possible and hope the next day is better :)

  16. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    Haha! What are the chances…

    Last week, at the pre-Emmys party in L.A. (ok, I kind of love saying that), Matt and I didn’t really talk to many party guests besides the Vega booth people – except two. One lady, an actress and producer, asked where we were from, and when we said KC, she laughed and told us her parents were from the nearby suburb of Olathe (pronounced Oh-lay-thuh, FYI). Furthermore, her aunt was the mayor of tiny Adrian, Missouri, where both of Matt’s best friends – both girls named Rachelle, both from Adrian – both grew up.
    The only other person we talked to was the artist who designed the furniture at the event. When we said we were from KC, he said he lived in Lawrence, KS – my college town! – for 6 months a few years ago.
    Crazyyy.

  17. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    oh god YES! the TWO degrees of separation in Canberra is crazy – sometimes good, but sometimes bad lol

  18. Jenny

    Oh Canberra you are so intertwined. I have recently realised that I think I met your work friend Jenni through a girl I met working at Freedom called Grace. Do you know her?
    Anyway now for my six degrees story… A very good friend of mine and I went to Melbourne one weekend and stayed with her cousin, turned out her cousin was in fact my best friend from kindergarten that had moved away and I had lost touch with. So I was subjected to a weekend of my friend laughing at kindergarten photos of me!
    Actually I even have one about you Miss Hannah, as you know your good friend Lizzi was my bestie in years 2-4. Oh canberra…
    Hope you are feeling wonderfully happier today xoxox

  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga

    your cupcakes and mango bites look fabulous!

    and what a cool story about the dancing…

    And yes, we all have days where we feel really out of balance and not our best. It happens girlie. Hugs & here’s to having better days soon :)

  20. Louise

    Ah that’s too funny. I love the indian dancing pics btw.

  21. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    I love the 6-degrees game in Canberra. It is always funny when you meet a new person and have to cautiously poke around to find out how many ways you know each other.

    Recently we discovered my cousin’s new girlfriend who he met in Sydney but has since moved back to Canberra, was in the same year at school as my sister.

    But the best time ever was when I got a discount on recovering my couch because the woman who owned the store was the aunt of a friend of mine and her daughter had been taught by my Mum! She recognised me from a photo on Facebook from my friend’s birthday party, we got talking and worked out all the connections. It certainly worked out for me with the discount!

  22. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    The worst thing ever is when you say something negative about someone who turns out to be the person you are talking to’s parents best friend, not that this could ever have happened. :o

  23. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I’m struggling to think of a Canberra Bacon coincidence of my own. Perhaps because it’s 5:30 pm & I’m tired. Or perhaps it’s because you mentioned bacon and now I want some. I’d like to think both. I hope you’re feeling a little more sunny and a little less grey now. Sometimes the grey won’t budge over but hopefully it’s more sunny your way overall…
    Heidi xo

  24. ck

    About 20 or 25 years ago, biorhythms were all the rage to explain those feelings. Love the ‘Canberra Bacon’!. In the time I have lived here, I have always thought there is only one degree in Canberra bacon, which is a little bit scary – nowhere to hide! Hope your biorhythms are dancing to a different beat quick smart :)

  25. Adrian (Food Rehab)

    aaaw, hugz! But yes, food does make things that much better doesn’t it?!

    How cute were you :P …I don’t know if it’s just me, but the uniform reminds me of Dragonball Z – how cool is that?

  26. Libby

    Oh, my dear Hannah, I hope you’re feeling a lot better today *big hug* :)

    Re Canberra (or in my case, Melbourne) Bacon: Asian community in Melbourne. No further comment required.

  27. Three-Cookies

    Its a small world:)

  28. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    This story just cheered me up so much!!! Hilarious. You are ADORABLE in that Indian dancing attire, btw. (I recently uncovered pictures of me at dance & gymnastics camp wearing a dinosaur leotard…oh yes.)

  29. Tori (@eat-tori)

    My recent next door neighbour, on level 16 of a tall building in London not only went to my high school in Sydney, but her bridesmaid is my maid of honour’s younger sister. Small world, but a beautiful one. And now I have a brilliant neighbour to have mid week wines with, and to teach how to cook. Hope this week brightens up for you….x

  30. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    those sweets look so good! especially the cherry topped cupcake.

    I hope you had a great weekend!!!

  31. hungryandfrozen

    The one city of Canberra Bacon can apply to the whole of New Zealand! The amount of strangers who’ve known mutual people, gone through the same experiences as me, or are in fact related to me, is alarmingly commonplace.

    Alas, I also know the feeling described in the first paragraph, hopefully this one nice (sincerely nice!) comment helps add to your arsenal of good things to help fight the bad stuff.

  32. what katie's baking

    aww i’m so sorry you’re having one of those days!
    i applaud you not complaining though, and instead turning it into positive!
    lol Indian dancing??? that’s so awesome! what a great story.

  33. Anna johnston

    Oh your such a cutie. :) And, my latest 6th degree of Kevin bacon occurred in my office, turns out my boss and I worked together for like 5 years, and she lived in the same apartment block as me, for a bunch of other years. Her partners best friend is a guy who I worked super closely with when I was an apprentice and both the boss and partner know my brother super well cause of the cycling.
    Just the other day I was with a bunch of friends having a drink, and in walks my ex from a million years ago, now dating the sister of Mr HG’s best friend. This town is so freaking small. I swear we all know each other somehow. I mean, you and I sista, we have some mutual friends. It’s actually only 3 degrees in this town. Hope your feeling beter sweetness. Thinking of you, oh how I miss your face. Sending you a hug. Mwah!!!

  34. Priyanka

    Six degrees of Canberra bacon, that was something I was unaware of :)

    You did bharatnatyam, that is so cool, Hannah!

    I am so glad that you are feel better these days. I know what you mean, six months back there was never a day, I didn’t cry. I made a big decision and now I am a happy person!!

  35. Christine (Merf)

    I love those types of stories. I’ve had little ones here and there, finding out you share a mutual friend with someone completely random, or that your ex-boyfriend’s ex-roommate sits next to you in law school (and is married to the girl he was cheating on the whole time you knew him). Ah, life.

  36. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I have those feelings – and days – as well: People who seem to be happy from the outside but are sad at the inside, that’s us. And I think it’ll stay with us, but it’s good to find ways how to deal with it. One thing that helps is to know that there’ll always be happiness, too. :)

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