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  1. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    I haven’t thought of Polly Pockets in YEARS! I wonder where mine went…

    You are right just breathe and it’ll all be fine. Remember to enjoy the ride. 😉

  2. Emma

    I never had Polly Pockets, and I always thought they were silly, but never before this moment had I actually seen any up close. In the [internet] flesh. I want some!

    I also maybe want to make your gospel picture my new desktop, but crop you and everyone else out except for that friendly face in the upper right. SURPRISE!

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan


    Breathe breathe breathe. I almost hurt for you, in a way…the bittersweetness…yet I’m so excited for you as well. <3

  4. Gabby

    Oh Polly Pockets- I had so many of those 🙂 They were some of my favourites, second only to barbies…lord I was such a girl!

    Your trip is getting so close and while goodbyes are hard, know you will see them again! And if it’s hard to say goodbye it means they mean a lot to you, which is a lovely thought 🙂

    You can always buy things in the U.S. and Canada! We have stores 😉 So don’t stress about getting absolutely everything before you go!

    Good luck with the rest of your goodbyes and preparations!

  5. Lou

    Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I am SO SO SO excited for you 🙂

  6. CheezyK

    Breathe … and remember that there are essentials like your passport and ticket and then there’s everything else, most of which can be picked up in New York if you forget to pack them. Bonus then of course is that like your Florentine dress, you can later say “oh these bathers, I got them when I was in New York”. 😛

  7. hungryandfrozen

    Yes! Breathe! And sleep in underwear (or less, ooh-er) it’s more comfy!

    That photo of you with your gospel choir is gorgeous, even though you’re still in the photo (well of course, it’s a photo) I can tell (well, I assume) how full of the music you are.

    You’ll be fantastic. Especially with raw cacao nibs on your side!

  8. theresa

    The bonus is that Polly Pockets are small and can easily fit in your luggage, right?

  9. Whispering Gums

    Then go buy those dang pyjamas and all will be well with the world!

  10. Choc Chip Uru

    Everything will be fine my friend, just keep up that breathing 😀
    Think about all the experiences you are about to have and I’m sure that lump in your throat will loosen a little 🙂

    My best!

  11. Ames

    Sorry I haven’t been around these parts for a while as it’s clear I’ve missed a bit of what’s been going on in your whirlwind kind of life… it sounds like you are on a brink of a new chapter which will I’m sure be pack with even more adventures and new friends, but you are right. Breath in, take it one day at a time and savour the moments that will forever be ingrained in treasured memories :).

  12. msihua

    super sad face 🙁 But happy face when I think of the new adventures you will have!

  13. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Yes, deep breaths! So much excitement, indeed, but you’ll be fine, lady. Bring it on!

  14. Libby

    You can buy PJs over there!

    So so so excited for you, Hannah! We’re behind you in every step of your very exciting journey 🙂 xx

  15. Johanna GGG

    Nothing like travel to make you appreciate the small stuff!

    Lovely to read you post as I sat down finally with some time to breathe after rushing about all day. In out in out!

  16. Karen

    Am I the only person to have a stripe covering up both sides of your text? BTW I tried the vegan blondies and shocked my family by how delicious they are. Good luck on your big adventure! As a parent of similar age “children”, I wish mine would do the same – there’s plenty of time for sensible later.

  17. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Definitely keep breathing darling. And playing with those polly pockets – a wonderful de-stressor if ever there was one.

    Also, if you forget pyjamas? They probably have them in NYC too 🙂

  18. Louise

    And suddenly Polly Pockets are everywhere! Somehow it will all happen. You can indeed by pyjamas when you get there, all that 24 hour shopping. Panic not.

  19. Catherine

    Peace out sista and forget the pjs. Safe trip xxcat

  20. Hotly Spiced

    I love the photo of you in the choir. And those fabric flowers are such a lovely touch. It must be getting so exciting now and the trip must be becoming all the more real. What an awesome time for you. I do wish you well in all your preparations and I can’t wait to follow your journey xx

  21. veganlisa

    Hannah…you’re almost here. I am so excited. My heart is so full of love anxiously waiting to be bestowed.

    p.s. We need to recreate the Bali cashew clusters. I almost forgot how gloriously good they are. I remember eating them on Christmas morning during a rainstorm in a rice field.

  22. Kath Lockett

    Breathing is good. Breathing helps. Deep breaths before plunging in always work in the end. The times I’ve been most frightened before taking that big breath have always been the most memorable and rewarding. Best of luck to you after the farewells are over and the adventure finally begins!

  23. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    You’re going to be amazing. I know it. Don’t forget us all when you become famous y’hear? 😉

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  25. penny aka jeroxie

    Good luck with everything babe! And all the best.

  26. Silvia

    Oh Polly Pockets! I never had one for my own, but a friend of mine had a couple of those and we loved them (my parents did not believe in plastic toys).

    And I want that chocolate dessert on top!

  27. Daisy@Nevertoosweet

    OMG! I use to love Polly Pockets and had so many of them but hahhaa Polly was so tiny I would lose her and mum had to buy another Polly Pocket and get me a new Polly ahaha

    I know how you feel…the decision to leave already requires courage and now so many people bidding you farewell ~ But like I said I’m still SUPER DUPER excited for you and the new memories and stories you are going to share with us!

    Enjoy the time you have at Home and prepare for the new adventures YAY!

  28. Nic@diningwithastud

    Oh you’re going to have such an amazing time 😀 I cant wait to hear about it!!

  29. Sig

    I was never allowed to have Polly Pockets because my parents thought I’d lose the pieces. They were probably right but still didn’t stop me from resenting them every time I saw a similarly aged girl with one.

    I’m so so excited for you! It’s all happening!

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