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  1. Hotly Spiced

    What a fabulously relaxing time. I wonder how much sugar America consumes compared with the rest of the world. What they can buy for ‘breakfast’ is quite disturbing. I know you’re going to think I’m nosy but is Sam a ‘friend’ or a ‘special friend’ like Arabella’s ‘special friend’ Fred (who’s no longer a ‘special friend’). And you don’t have to answer this question if you don’t want to it’s just, he does look rather nice! I can’t believe the drinking laws in Utah. That wouldn’t wash well in Sydney xx

  2. Gabby @ the veggie nook

    I know what you mean about those sugary cereals- they sure know how to knock back sugar there! Although I hear us Canadians are the worst for salt so I suppose I can’t really talk…

    Once again, what an amazing time 🙂 I am a lightweight too, so Utah’s laws would totally work for me!

  3. Choc Chip Uru

    Wow sugary cereals for breakfast then at school in muesli bars? Boy oh boy I thought Frootloops was a bad one 😛
    You sound so relaxed casually gossiping with Shakespeare and sitting in that totally huge armchair!
    Oh speaking of Shakespeare, any chance you can ask him about Othello? My essay is rather hard and I reckon maybe he could help 😉
    And I’m glad you’re going out and having fun with new people my friend!

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Whispering Gums

    Glad you finally met Skakespeare after all these years. Did you discuss the merits of the various Romeo and Juliet adaptations with him?

    The Grind looks great – just the sort of place I would love to curl up in to. But, do they make a good long black. As for all that sugar … You know what I think about sugary cereals!

  5. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    Oh yes, a hard life indeed. Keep on soaking up the atmosphere and sunshine darling 🙂

  6. Gmasydney

    You make me want to read more Shakespeare but I think I’ll have to buy a larger print volume than the one I have I am glad you are seeing him on stage as well as in bronze – plays, especially Will’s, are meant to be heard and seen rather than just read. Are they doing them in Elizabethan dress or modern?
    Wonderful to hear you are having such a great time and sharing it so beautifully with us. Love you.

  7. msihua

    Oh Angle Babe it does look like you’re having some fun despite the ups and downs 🙂 And such a lightweight… 😛

  8. Libby

    Beer with an alcohol content of 3.2%?!?! Wahhhh….. NO.

    That buttery bagel looks OMGSOGOOD 😀

  9. Johanna GGG

    I want to have a comfy chair like that which I can retreat to! But the americans can keep those sugary snacks, except for the pineapple upside down cake cocktail – sounds v interesting

  10. leaf (the indolent cook)

    I love the soulful way you look at Sir Wills. And those sweet treats are seriously ridiculous. Though it appears Utah is a good place for me to knock down a drink or two, as I’m a lightweight as well!

  11. Rach

    Sugary breakfasts are one of the worst culprits here. Not just cereals, but most of the baked goods are sugary too. Like cinnamon rolls, waffles with syrup, poptarts, etc. I have to really control my intake of sugar because of a heart condition so breakfasts here can be a bit difficult for me. At home, it’s easy peasy, but it can be hard when I’m eating breakfast at someone else’s house. Anyway, ramble over, just sharing, haha! 🙂

  12. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Ugh – it’s sort of embarrassing to see America’s grocery offering through the eyes of someone else. Although in Chile I did see Burger King branded french toast sticks and thought that was pretty over the top nasty. 🙂

  13. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I guess I’ve become completely desensitized to the outrageous sugary crap found in the grocery stores these days. I can’t remember the last time I was surprised by something I saw on the shelves. I had not yet encountered those cereal muffins you photographed though, and they did make my eyes bulge out a bit, so congratulations.

    Glad to hear you’re enjoying a leisurely pace and filling up your days with things that make you gleam!

  14. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Hehe well for a lightweight like me, I think the drinks might be right up my alley lol. And you know that picture of the Amber Lynn chocolate bar looked gigantic to me. I thought it was another giant sized American snack! 😛

  15. Hannah

    It’s true, we really do beat all when it comes to making prepackaged “food” abominations. Those sugar cereal-muffins are far from the worst of it though… Don’t even get me started about those frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches that have the crusts removed… Sigh.

  16. Agnes


    If you weren’t my friend, I would totally hate you right now.

  17. Helen (Grab Your Fork)

    Cinnamon toast crunch?! I miss you! And also you. Yes, you, Hannah. Sounds like you are having the most amazeballs time – or is that the Pineapple Upside Down Cake talking? heh.

  18. Ameena

    I don’t get cereal bars. Or sugary cereals! I’m a bit of a stickler for not buying stuff like that, even though it drives my husband crazy.

    Love the pictures! I want to visit Utah one day…

  19. Emma

    I’ve never been into the sugary cereals, but oooooh! They may have finally hooked me with these delightful sugary muffies.

    Probably not though. But I am interested…

    EEEEEEEEW stripper pole. Funny how they’re all into the Mormonism and puny alcoholic beverages, but they also welcome strippers. Mixed messages, Utah.

  20. Winston

    Gosh Hannah… SO MUCH FUN THINGS TO DO IN THE US!! I so so so wish I get to travel like you now. And I like how you’ve been having so much fun from just different local experiences one after another and not necessarily from all the main “tourist attractions”. And LOL I totally think I’d get a kick out of the supermarkets in the US too haha!

  21. Heather @ Sweetly Raw

    Yup… looks like you’re living the hard life. You poor thing 😉

  22. Erika - The Teenage Taste

    While I have to admit that those Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal bars sound reallllllly good to me, I have to agree that they are sugar on sugar on sugar. If anything they should be marketed as dessert bars because I know they wouldn’t satiate me as a breakfast or snack.

    Hope all is well with you, Hannah! Looks like Cedar City is a lot of fun!

  23. Lou

    oooooo la LA you saucy minx…. enticing US boys to buy you tasty drinks? You go girly!

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  25. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    So much happiness here. Happiness and sugary shock. The muffin mixes? That’s insane, so much variety, so much sugar. That pillowy bagel? amazing. & the pineapple upside-down cake shot? stop it, too much. Love to see your smile, lady 🙂
    Heidi xo

  26. Louise

    3.2% beer! That’s almost in the why bother category. Drinkable cake sounds good conceptually though.

  27. Debi

    I would love to have that kind of Cedar City life! 😀