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About this blog

Having severely neglected my travel blog in the months since I stopped travelling and started – well – just living life in a place that isn’t my original home, I thought it must be time to start a real blog about general stuff rather than my colourful travel experiences. I’d hate to say that the change of pace instead makes this a blog about my colourless living experiences, so I at least gave it a colourful title.

In fact, a multitude of wonderful things happen on a fairly frequent basis which make me eternally thankful that I took the steps I did and headed off into the unknown with my backpack on my back. Parrots on the power lines, and in the trees over the road, and just generally around in greater quantity than they were in, say, Old Trafford, my last place of residence, are one of those things. There are many others, in many ways just as colourful, that I hope to be able to share as this blog grows.

About me

I set off to Mexico with a year’s return ticket in my pocket and a dream in my heart. The dream has already come true, I cancelled the return part of the ticket and I’m still going strong. Since I left England’s green and pleasant land in the autumn of 2010, I’ve had some of the best and worst experiences of my life. I’ve travelled through and around 18 countries and counting; I’ve requalified and started on the path to a whole new career; I’ve found love, been river rafting and learned how to play poker. Lots of these experiences have been fun, so I’d like to share them with friends and family who care, and anyone who’s ever thought, “I wonder what would happen if I could just slip on my backpack and slip out the door.”

Sitting pretty with Penelope

Sitting pretty with Penelope

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Angie
    Jan 05, 2014 @ 02:49:06

    I love your blog! I wanted to nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award, but haven’t posted yet – you may accept or not of course.

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  2. Cristin's Adventures
    Dec 17, 2013 @ 23:11:53

    I nominated you for the Dragon Loyalty Award! Congratulations 🙂 To see your nomination, go to http://cristinsadventures.com/2013/12/17/dragon-loyalty-award/

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  3. oldspouse
    Sep 14, 2013 @ 12:28:05

    Hey, Parrot on the PL,

    I want to say thanks for following me at http://www.oldspouse.wordpress.com.

    I have to throw in here that if you enjoy my “This Old Spouse” column, I think you’re gonna love this:

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  4. edmooneyphotography
    Aug 06, 2013 @ 00:31:12

    Hey there Hannah, Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, 🙂

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  5. White Pearl
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 07:07:38

    Hey ! I nominated you for a blog award 🙂 Check it out at http://foodpeopleloveandstuff.wordpress.com/2013/07/17/time-to-show-off-a-bit/

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    • Pieces of 8
      Jul 27, 2013 @ 01:18:25

      Thank you so much!

      It’s going to take me a while to acknowledge on the blog as I’m currently travelling and trying to keep up my writing on that, but I very, very much appreciate your support!

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  6. April
    Nov 15, 2012 @ 13:56:22

    I am forwarding onto you a Reader Appreciation Award because you’re awesome: http://aventurasdeabril.wordpress.com/2012/11/15/reader-appreciation-award/

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  7. April
    Jun 04, 2012 @ 13:08:50

    Hannah!?!?! From Kamala Hannah?!?!
    😀

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  8. Toby
    Jun 02, 2012 @ 08:32:04

    Now, now Hannah me old China… you’ve whet my appetite; don’t tantalise my taste-buds and leave me wanting more despite that old theatrical adage, I want more but want my appetite sated and soon! Great to hear from you again and can’t wait to see you in the Summer! xXx

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  9. Cynthia
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:54:12

    “Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.” – Paul Theroux – Theroux would definitely think you were a traveler! Hugs, Cynthia

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  10. Anthony Hart
    May 31, 2012 @ 04:05:12

    Good to hear from you again Hannah, and that you;ve had such a fabulous time!
    We’re off on Saturday – camping in France for a week – A bientot!
    Tony

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