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  1. Sarah B @ Bake + Bike

    This journey sounds magical!! Trampolining and friend time is always good for the soul 🙂

  2. CheezyK

    I tried, and failed, on about five different occasions, to add a comment to your post yesterday. I’m so sorry just didn’t seem enough but I was and I am. I’m also very glad to see that you got some fun and giggles straight into you too, as Sarah B said it’s good for the soul. Looking forward to hearing about the rest of the weekend – if it started with soft toys, trampolines and chocolate I can’t see how it could have got better 🙂

  3. Helen (grabyourfork)

    lol at Pooh’s corner! And I love trampolines. I’m pretty sure when I’m babysitting, I’m having much more fun jumping than they are. lol

  4. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Who knew trampolines provided such happiness? I think it’s been too long since I’ve had a good jump. So happy you had such a good friend to take you and take care of you. I’m glad you went. Also, you got to see toys in trees – despite myself also disapproving of drunkedy-drunk drunk piglet (tsk tsk), I think they’re all rather fabulous.
    Heidi xo

  5. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Awesome. It’s like the whole universe was on a singular mission to cheer you up! So glad you found some moments of brightness. 🙂

  6. hungryandfrozen

    Fi sounds like one of the good ones! A kindred spirit even, just the sort of person you’d need on a journey like this. Glad you decided to go for a late-night post-dinner bounce, that’s what I’d probably have done too (having never had a trampoline growing up they are Terribly Exciting to me still.)

    Toys in trees/caves confuses me, but I’m glad you documented it for us nonetheless.

    Finally: cute dress!

  7. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I am so, so, so glad Hannah 🙂 I know from the bottom of my heart that your grandmother (and your family) would have wanted you to have a weekend just like this. I love that the toys were along your route, and that there was a trampoline (such a cool thing to find at an accommodation place!), and that you have such wonderful friends, and music, and even Lindt chocolate in your life. My heart is singing just a little bit, even as it’s still saddened about your loss, and I hope yours continues to do so too.

    (PS. I think Piglet should stay away from the Bundy and Coke. I blame Eeyore.)

  8. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Toys in trees and Pooh Corner? That is unbelievable. Did you wonder if you were having a really bizarre dream?!

  9. Margaret

    I loved reading this. The posts with action shots and/or poses are my favourites.
    I wish you lots of love and happiness and I’m looking forward to lots more sunshine and lollypop type posts. 🙂 xx

  10. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    The toys in trees (apparently) started with a local resident found a teddy beside the road. They thought of a crying child who had lost it and so propped it up in the tree so that the family could see it. Then like all great ideas it went viral. I would love to know how many toys there are on that bit of road, some of them are so old and weathered they are almost the colour of the trees now.

    I’m so glad you went. I’m sure it is exactly what your Grandmother would want. Remember her with smiles and laughter, song and chocolate.

  11. Emma

    Thank goodness you didn’t call them cherry date groins. No thanks to me for bringing it back up.

    If someone was going to do some serious bouncing on that trampoline, do you really think they’d need a ladder to get on it? Don’t they know the appropriate way to get onto a trampoline is to do a sideways dive roll thingy?

    The toys are weird and stuff, but the trees? You have got some neat looking trees down Australia way. So very cool. Accentuated by an even cooler dress.

    I can’t believe that you had never been on a road trip before…. really??!?

  12. Leah

    What a lovely trip to take with a good friend by your side.

    How awesome are trampolines!!!! 😀

  13. Tammy

    That is just what she would’ve wanted you to do!

  14. Johanna GGG

    Good on you for embracing life while remembering your grandmother. Not an easy thing to do. My grandfather died just before my first week of university – it was really hard and only years later did I look back and realise just how hard it was. I would love to discover pooh’s corner on a road trip – though that piglet sounds like a rascal – I shudder to think what he gets up to when pooh is stuck head down in a honey pot 🙂

  15. Silvia

    I’m glad you had the perfect weekend. I love trampolines!

    I am very sorry for your loss and my thoughts are with you and your family.

  16. Eleanor@eatinglikeahorse

    The toys are brilliant! It’s so weirdly great that people do random things like that… love it and yep, I’d have been all over that trampoline too; all hotels should have them!

    I’m so glad you went and and had a good time – and so lovely that it was for your grandma x

  17. Leigh

    I’m so sorry to hear about your Grandma Hannah, but am so pleased you had a wonderful road trip (apart from what I’m assuming was the quick dismount from the trampoline to the bathroom).

  18. Fiona

    I’ve never STOPPED at pooh corner. Too scared of dieing.

  19. Agnes

    All those toys are CREEPY. I hope your next post has horses though.

  20. Lou

    Fi sounds like an incredible friend 🙂 The toys made me snort, love it!

  21. Fi

    Te he he xx

  22. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    That’s wonderful! I’m so glad that you had a giggly trampoline filled weekend! 😀

  23. ck

    Your Gran would definitely want only wonderful things for you. It sounds like you have many of her characteristics too. And thank heavens for our bestest friends 🙂

  24. Louise

    I’m so glad that you have such a group of lovely friends, and one special friend to sweep you up and cocoon you last weekend. I’m glad that it involved stuffed animals in unexpected places, much hilarity and trampolines. Even if there was some nausea.

  25. Anna Johnston

    Haha… I was totally wondering what all the toys in trees were about too. Don’t you think it’s a bit creepy? Bears with nails through them, stapled to trees, 100’s of them. Do you know why?
    Looks like a fun filled weekend miss. Glad you went forth and adventured. Xx

  26. Caitlin @ Vegetarian in the City

    i love trampolines! the only thing i don’t like is how quickly i get out of breath compared to when i was a little kid and could jump for hours, run around the yard, jump back on and keep going. what happened haha?!

  27. Errign

    I always kind of hate being the roadtrip driver, but I’m so glad your weekend was what you needed!

  28. Richa@HobbyandMore

    I am so sorry about your grandma.. but I am sure she would have wanted to see those trampoline high smiles on your face and she was smiling with u. looks like a really wonderful trip… all those toys, wonderful friends and trampoline!.. take care and have a wonderful day Hannah! hugs!

  29. Rach

    I’m so glad you had a good weekend, sweet girl! I am so sorry about your grandmother’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers.

  30. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    I’m sure your Grandmom could hear you sing. 🙂

  31. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Oh, and I totally love all those lovely tree hunkers. They made me smile as well. 🙂

  32. Len

    Hanna very sorry to hear about your loss. How wonderful of you to soldier on and a great performance.

  33. muppy

    so sorry to hear of your loss and so pleased to hear you have such a supportive family and an amazing friend, xoxox

  34. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    my best friend had a trampoline growing up and it was one of my favorite memories as a child… just jumping on it with her and my twin! so glad it brought you some smiles and laughter. life and death makes u realize that it’s all really simple – life is about loving and being loved.

  35. FoodFeud

    I’m sorry to hear about your grandmother, Hannah. But it does sound like you tried to have a wonderful time despite the sadness. She’d be happy, I think.

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    Fun!! I’m kind of scared of trampolines, however. My cousins have one in their backyard and they don’t have grass, just rocks, and when I was a kid I had visions of flying off the trampoline and landing on the rocks. Nothing even happened, but I’m still scared of them, haha!

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