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  1. Christine @ Merf In Progress

    Uncooked rissoles with chocolate in them, mmm.

  2. Kath Lockett

    Hah! I’d gladly eat your version of a raw rissole any day, Hannah. Love sharing your weekend with your new favourite people too.

  3. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Hot. Cheesy. Mushroom. Dip. I hope that was as amazing as it looks.

  4. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Aww, looks like a great weekend! And it seems that you made more favorite acqaintances in those few days than I’ve made in my whole life. I found very interesting what you said about being of a whole while not losing yourself. I know I couldn’t, even if I really like the people. I’ve always been a very peripheral person – I’m not socially integrated in real life, and I just don’t feel overly well among people – so I usually don’t even mind. Just sometimes, when I doubt myself in general, I wonder if there isn’t something wrong with me. And then I wish I was somebody who could make a big handful of new favorite people within a weekend.

  5. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Oh, I hope the last part didn’t sound disrespectful! It was honestly meant in an admiring way!

  6. Emma

    I feel the same as Kath. I could never talk to as many people in real life as I do on the interwebs (and that’s only like ten!) and still feel happy and calm. That’s definitely more favorite acquaintances than I’ve ever even considered having;) Good work.

    Had to look up what a rissole was. Had to look up the dog on the tuckerbox, and the meaning of tuckerbox, as well. Had to wonder how you could really need a heater at night when the manly dude up above was walking around in shirtsleeves. Also admired that girl’s V-up, head-tree man, and the sound of dim sum in a pub. Realizing all the food photos are making me hungry, and that dinner must be made NOW. Psychic cat agrees, she’s headed for the kitchen!

  7. Lisa (bakebikeblog)

    bahah athat meatball comment had me giggling!

    So glad to hear that you had a good time!

  8. Cait's Plate

    Ahahahah – this post cracked me up.

    Those cookie dough (meatballs) look so amazing every time. I must make them (with NO dates! 😉 )

  9. Julia @ Boredom Abounds

    I’m so glad I read this post right before lunch. All that gorgeous food is making me so hungry!

  10. Sarah

    It is beyond awesome that you belong to that choir! I watched some youtube video from a while ago of the choir singing Unwritten. Which is such a beautiful song, even before it was stolen by “The Hills” of which I admit to watching but never admit to liking:)
    What an amazing weekend you must have had. I’ve got a pic of me in front of the tuckerbox. In true Aussie style in a plaid shirt!
    Thanks for sharing your life:)

  11. JohannaGGG

    Yes please to a table full of chocolate cake slices – that is definitely my sort of weekend! Love hearing how much joy you are getting from the choir and all the wonderful new people in it. And now a little tip – always take spare camera batteries or a charger! You just never know when you will need them! (Though it is sometimes relaxing now to take photos)

  12. Lauren

    Who came first, I wonder: Dog on the Tuckerbox or Hachikoo at Shibuya Station? It seems every country has a similar dog statue, and the stories depress me every time. I’m thinking — live your life, dog! LIVE!

    I wish I could siiing (and dance). My life would be at least twice better. My artistic talents have only brought me angry letters to the editor.

  13. Fatbooo

    Oh dear… I don’t know what a rissole is..!

  14. Anna Johnston

    Hi Andy! 🙂 Good call Andy. I can only imagine your face bestie…. Almost as good as the Tattslotto winner. LOL! When are you coming over to sing me sweet tunes and bake things that are NOT VEGAN?
    Purple is totally your colour, you should wear it more, and The Tuckerbox is classic. Looks like ya had a wonderful weekend. Cant wait to hear about it in further detail. 😉

  15. whisperinggums

    The moral of the tale is … always take spare batteries … because we all want to know what happened in Wagga.

  16. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Haha that’s so cute. And that table of chocolate cake? Hello mama! 😀

  17. Priyanka

    If the picture with the tree foliage growing out of Mike’s head wasn’t enough to crack me up, the last comment totally did.

    I am now educated about dog on the tuckerbox and rissoles 🙂

  18. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    The meatball comment is cracking me up! 🙂

    Check out for more sock than you can ever imagine.

  19. Simply Life

    ha, I love that they thought you were walking around with meatballs! 🙂 that is too funny!

  20. Errign

    Mmm cake…and meatballs, haha.

  21. Mike

    Wow Hannah. What a fabbo story of your two rivers tour. Is it true that your camera ran out at Wagga Wagga Wagga Wagga coz you took so many snaps of those handsome rugger guys????

  22. gmasydney

    Sounds like a wonderful fun weekend (and I like your hair curly rather than straight – why do you think I went to all the trouble of giving you a curly haired mother if it wasn’t for her progeny to have curls.)
    By the way , I’m a bit concerned about this Andy – how many triplets does he have and what’s he doing nailing them!!!

  23. theresa

    I read your post yesterday, but didn’t comment because I was “working”, but later on when I was listening to the radio, the presenter asked a caller if he posed in front of the dog on the tucker box. And I got the reference! So thanks for enlightening me just in time for that random occurrence 🙂

  24. Ladybird

    Looks like you’re having a lovely time!

  25. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i think that is AWESOME that you sing for the gospel choir. what is your favorite song to sing? where do u usually tour?

  26. Margaret

    Oooh, what a photo feast this post is! Your creativity never fails to amaze me Hannah! I love your descriptions of events. 🙂
    I have a plaque of the dog on the tuckerbox hanging on my wall at home! A nice gift from an ex boyfriend.

  27. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    haha this post was just full of “coincidences” and just made it extra fun to read~or perhaps, you forced everything and everyone to pose that way for the post 😛 Hmmm I had no idea what rissoles were to be quite honest haha! I just googled it and I guess Aussies have a version of the pastry? 🙂

  28. Ellie@fitforthesoul

    waiitt….or does it have anything to do with POO?!! oyyyy what am I going to do with myself????

  29. Conor @ Hold the Beef

    I have been WELL AND TRULY (see, all caps, I really mean it) off the blogging radar of late. No time to write, to read, to anything… and so it was with a little guilt that I came along here today to make sure you’re still going ok (umm..perhaps the guilt also has something to do with an email reply that remains unwritten) and what do I find? That you’re doing splendidly! What a wonderfully Hannahrific tour this is! I couldn’t have planned it better myself (just as well they didn’t ask me, really, I probably would still have it in my to-do list).

    So, this makes me very happy indeed. Hoorah 🙂

    And double hoorah for rissole hilarity. See you round like a rissole!

  30. msihua


    And yeah.. kind to think of it.. they do look like polka dotted meatballs… what on earth?

  31. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Hannah, firstly you are far too cool. Who goes on a gospel choir tour?! You do. Thats right. You’re awesome. Everyone looks so happy 🙂 besides the dog.
    Secondly, the food looks amazing!! I love pumpkin soup. & your truffles would have been so popular. Despite looking like raw rissoles. Hey, if it turns people away it just means more for you, right?
    It sounds like a fun, singing, eating extravaganza 🙂
    Heidi xo

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  33. Susan

    Is that Jindera just out of Albury?? That’s where I spent my childhood. I would love to see what it looks like now.

  34. Fi


    This is the best blog post I have ever read in my life! Not just because I was there, and I know how much fun it was, but because you described it so well. Especially the men in Wagga 😉


  35. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    What an amazing weekend! Congratulations on your tour – it must be nice to have all your practice and preparation come to fruition 🙂 And thanks for sharing the whirl-wind, food, dog, meatball, exciting-ness that the 2 days packed in! And I’m planning on making the raw cookie balls, so you can tell that to the next person who says they look like something else…

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