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Uber Wednesday!

21 Sep

HELLO! We are not quite back to normal scheduling as I have the Alliance launch event tomorrow (woo!) and then I’m off to Paris for a few days on hols before returning to regular life again. But, I am stealing a few moments now to collate aaalllll the fun stuff I’ve come across or done and wanted to share over the past few weeks but haven’t had the time to! Here’s to uber wednesday.

1. If you are a teenage girl, have ever been a teenage girl, or know any teenage girls, you have to check out Rookie Mag. It’s an online magazine that I know I would have loved, loved, loved. Full of beautiful photoshoots like this one (don’t you just want to be in a girl gang?), musings, music, and advice, it’s just lovely. Read about Miranda July’s first feminist action here.

2. I’ve just finished Julia Child’s My Life in France and it might actually be one of my favourite books now! She was obviously an extremely funny lady, as you can see from these photos, and it made me want to run away and become a culinary chef.

3. I was very lucky to be a finalist in the Sheila McKechnie 2011 Campaigner awards this month, for my work with the East London Green Jobs Alliance! Check out the other finalists and winners, they are all amazing.

4. You have to listen to this, it’s only 6 minutes long and very funny. Starlee Kine’s mission to eliminate small talk from the world.

5.  I’ll be moving back to London in just over a month! I am so, so sad to leave Brighton and the loveliness that is the little nest I built for myself over the past year. But work and friends and new beginnings beckon, and these beautiful photos of our capital from What Katie Does are making me quite excited actually!

6. How to get out of a creative rut – Nextness.

7. GO SEE JANE EYRE. NOW. It’s so good.

8. I’ve been listening to the Diamond Mine album by King Creosote & Jon Hopkins on repeat.

9. I wrote another blog for 10:10 – Where are the green jobs?

10. I used my trusty KitchenAid to make these chocolate souffles when my sister came to visit. SO YUMMY. I made this vegetable paella for the main course. Now morbidly obese.

I’ll be back soon!

hanna  ♥


Hold it flash bang wallop what a picture!

24 Aug

Oh dear oh dear. I’m not doing very well on the photo a day, am I? I have however written 10,000 words of my dissertation so far, so it’s swings and roundabouts!

Delving into the world of smoothie making – here is a banana-raspberry-blueberry-mango concoction.

Beautiful. Read it.

A post-dissertation sesh reward for myself.

On Brighton beach.

Amazing vegan mint choc chip ice cream from Aloka in Brighton. Good for us lactose-intolerants, you see.

Donning an incredible panama hat my grandpa gave to me. I love it!


Super Sunday

29 May


1. Last night I was lucky enough to go for dinner where there was a) homemade foccacia, b) homemade mushroom ravioli, c) homemade apple tart, d) homemade elderflower cocktails, e) disco lights, f) friends, g) nicki minaj on the radio, and h) some serious debating about religion. YUM. Still digesting (both the food and the debate).

2. I saw The Mountain Goats play at Brighton Coalition this week and they were AMAZING. One of the best acts I’ve seen live, I think. John Darnielle’s lyrics are just incredible. Happily, someone has uploaded some of the songs from the gig. This was my favourite of the night.

3. Is it weird that I find the pictures of Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton’s wedding ridiculously cute? They look like Mr Bingley and Jane Bennett! (And he is definitely a Bingley. Sadly, there are no Darcys in the UK government).

4. Amelia Gregory tweeted this picture of these bicycle biscuits from Harts Bakery in Bristol earlier this week. They are immense.

5. Sarah Duff is a South African historian who has written the very interesting and thought-provoking post, Whose Slow Food? It definitely relates to and has added to my thinking around supermarkets, and the relationship between women’s work and environmentalism.

6. Tom Hanks and Amy Poehler both gave brilliant Class Day speeches at Yale and Harvard respectively this week. Why don’t we get A-list celebs speaking at our graduations, eh? EH?

7. I finished the excellent book Boxer, Beetle by Ned Beauman this week. Ridiculously original, incredibly mad, slightly uneven but well worth reading.

Right, I am off to make some brownies. Should take the edge off those two applications I have to write this evening…

hanna ♥



Music Monday

16 May

Another thing I did this past weekend was catch a couple of things at Brighton’s Great Escape festival. I really enjoyed a set by this girl, who goes by the name Daughter. Visit her myspace for what I thought was her best track, Landfill.

hanna ♥

Super Sunday

16 May

1. I just got back from seeing Snoop Dogg at Brighton Dome! Quite hilarious.

2. This is awesome. I want to deliver this rap at my graduation. That should be fine, right?

3. The guys over at UKYCC sneakily uploaded this video of me talking about green jobs as part of their Push Europe campaign. I had really liked this outfit, but now think it’s on the wrong side of girl guide/hobo. Hmmm…

4. I had a really good banana and chocolate chip cake today. I didn’t take a picture of it though, so here’s an even more excellent carrot cake muffin I had in brooklyn. yum yum yum.

5. After being ill for 3 weeks, being put on antibiotics wasn’t super as such, but it was pretty good. (image from weheartit).

6. This trailer for new film Schooling the World really blew my mind. So many important questions for development.

7. Generally catching up with friends old and new was really nice this week. Ahhhh.

hanna ♥

p.s. I forgot to say last week that I watched Brief Encounter for the first time and it was incredible! Watch it, if only for the accents.

Super Sunday

27 Feb

1. I bought a shiny new backpack this week – look how pretty it is! My old one was so old, not only did it have tons of holes in it, it had a designated pocket to hold a DISCMAN and straps for a SKATEBOARD. Needless to say, those days are ovah. I wanted something that would withstand my upcoming trip and that would hold my laptop – success! And if you’ve ever wondered what a rucksack looks like doing a striptease, these photos are it.

2. Robin came to Brighton and totally got a tattoo! I think it’s so lovely. The tattooist was Adam Sage at Into You, who does them all by hand (no tattoo gun) and incidentally, I completely fell in love with him. (Adam if you’re reading this, I’m really great. I can provide excellent character references.)


3. While Robin was down we cooked up a scrumptious storm with my friend Nick. Heart-shaped brownies and dinner courtesy of Ottolenghi (his cookbook Plenty is a.may.zing).

4. I saw the much-hyped Frankenstein at the National yesterday – incredible set, incredible acting by Jonathan Lee Miller (sadly, Benedict Cumberbatch was understudied) and I was pretty riveted. But weaknesses in the supporting cast and some strange directorial decisions (a weird flamenco between the creature and his imaginary bride sticks in the mind) stopped it from being as thrilling as I’d hoped.

5. Breakfast meetings are pretty super. Had one this morning over a veggie fry-up, orange juice, croissant and hot chocolate. Exciting plans and breakfast just seem to go together. These mouth-watering pictures are from the excellent blog entitled Breakfast. Not that I spend time looking at other people’s breakfasts… no, definitely not.

6. How lovely is this photo from a UK Uncut action last week? And how exciting that there is now US Uncut and Canada Uncut! This is how change happens…

7. Excellent article about how to be a woman in a boy’s club – Can’t Be Tamed: A Manifesto.

hanna ♥

Aardvark Manifesto

24 Feb

I have been eyeing up this print in a pop up shop down in Brighton for a while now. I heart it sooooo much. Would anyone like to get me a present? Pretty please with a cherry on top?

hanna ♥