The Great Yorkshire Escape!

Kia Ora Dudes!!

So the Yorkshire girl did follow her nose and she ended up in Wanaka; New Zealand safe & sound.

Somehow survived a 36 hour flight (with someone’s smelly feet on my armrest for the first 13 hour flight.. Gross) and didn’t miss any connection flights… Manchester to Singapore…… Singapore to Sydney…. Sydney to Queenstown.

What did i learn.. long connects are best and no delays! (i’m sure everyone who also like this to!)

Which airport do you recommend? 10 hour layover in Singapore is hands down the best airport i have every been too! Plenty to do, many gardens to visit in transit terminals. I highly recommend seeing the butterfly garden or the sunflower garden and maybe getting a beer up on the roof top cactus beer garden!


I’ve been in Wanaka a week tomorrow and what a world wind week its been… full of meeting people, snowboarding, BBQs, fire pits, star gazing, chilling, beers and a few beers.

Ive done some grown up stuff.. trying to find a place to live. Until i find somewhere to live getting a NZ bank account is hard and then you can’t get a IRD number until you have a bank account..  which becomes a rolling ball game… i cant get a job until i have the 2 above!!

hey! living in a hostel isn’t so bad, everyone had different stories – people who are coming to an end of the travels and plenty of people who are just getting started like me. kind of shows that i’m doing okay to start with and just take everything as it comes. I’m learning not to worry about making noise in a hostel (Everyone does), just go with the flow and you can’t help disturbing people.

Not knowing which way to go and where ill end up.. is all part of the fun. Although this blog really sucks and i need to improve my skills.. Hopefully in time that will come and ill give advice to anyone willing to come out/ escape like this Yorkshire lass did!!

Wanaka Tree. 


Live for the moment and enjoy it.

Love Hannah xx













Every Adventure Requires a First Step – The Cheshire Cat ♥


After several months of planning, hard work, help from friends & family and then the amazing company I work for.

I can finally announce….. I’m moving to New Zealand!!

Starting in Wanaka, Otago region and travelling around round both South and North Island.

Bring on September 2017!

Road trip to Netherlands..

30ºC Outside & -4ºC Inside.

Perfect for a shred and sunbathing!

We went to the biggest indoor slope in the world.

Snowworld – Landgraaf!!!

There was 14 people (The Cas Crew) in total who road tripped it to Netherlands at the weekend, 9 of us hired a mini bus.

The trip to Landgraaf (Netherlands) was long, tiring but and experience id do again and again.

we sent off at 1am and arrived at Landgraaf at 19:30. We did stop off in Belgium for a skate in Oostende.



Oostende Skate Bowl.


Road trip crew.

we finally made it to Landgraaf, half of us were staying in a campsite and some were staying in the hotel attached to SnowWorld. I was staying in the campsite just outside of Landgraaf. The place was easy/ relaxing and even had a pool. although wasn’t deep was perfect for a mess around and a dip. Even did breakfast at 6€ was quite a lot of food.


Beautiful weather! As I’m ginger I will be spending my time on the slope in the snow!


I loved every bit of it, even meet some new friends (the Hemal Crew),

At the moment it is 29€ for an 8hour pass including an all you can eat BBQ!! amazing deal cheaper than anywhere in the UK. We rode for 2 full days doing laps in the freestyle park and down the terrain side. I learnt my first Backside 360 this weekend and improved my switch riding.

(I ride a Salomon Gypsy 2014/2015 model Love this board! ill do a blog about it sometime.)


Indoor chair lift photos with my beloved boyfriend.


The new Minion Snowboarding Goggles!

Snowworld – Landgraaf we will be back for a summer shred next year in the mean time.



Lola & Mojo

Funky Pillows for the sofa

Me and my partner moved into our home in April 2015 and ive being meaning to make these for the sofa

Finally got round to doing it.

What do you think?


I did get a helping hand from Mojo.


Lola & Mojo

Just Little bo peep and her flock of sheep

Back in May, one of my best friends had her Hen Party.

The Theme – Little Bo Peep and her Sheep!

Oh dear, but what a party we had.

We booked a cottage out in Halifax, with a swimming pool, sauna, games room and sleeps 16 people. The name of the house is Stoney Brow house –

The house was creepy but it was unique and had history to it, although it needs some TLC, it was still lovely inside. Just mind the stairs there a little steep and spirally. (if that is a word). There is a games room, swimming pool, Sauna room, gym, a huge living room with a bar, a kitchen/ seating area leading onto the patio which you could have a fire pit/ BBQ. For the money we paid for the weekend away it was such a bargain.

In the main bed room there was 2 single beds and a King poster bed, the Hen had the king and myself and another best friend had the single.

pic2The house was booked for 3 nights but I only stayed for 2 due to work. on the first night we had food, chilled went into the pool and had a couple of drinks/ shots and an early-ish night. The Hen (Toni P), myself and our friend (Toni B) were taking part in Pretty Mudder (Race for life) as part as the day activities as the Hen wanted to do this and we supported her and took part. Some of the other ladies decided to go shopping instead of competing.

we completed the 5K obstacle run. even had a mud fight 🙂

For the main night out we were all to dress up and the bride to be was Little Bo peep and the rest of the girls were dressing up as sheep, something different and unusual. some people opted for sheep onesies, I decided to make a sheep skirt and get some sheep ears, sheep nose/ a tail and a white top. I cant deal with heat in clubs/ pubs and knew I would probably collapse if I wore a onesie.


Little Bo Peep and two of her many sheep.

We look really young here but we are 26 years old.


For my costume I created the skirt, it is made out of a hessian type of fabric but it doesn’t itch, also had pockets in which was idea for my sheep button which I could press and it barrrrrrrd at everyone. the fastening is standard zip and button.

It was a brilliant night and we got back to the cottage at 5am.


Lola & Mojo

Making friends get there pale legs out – skirt

One of my best friends moved away to work for a toy company, she’s a packaging/ toy designer. She comes home every few weeks to see all of us. Back in June we went to a festival and asked to borrow some money as I was a little short due to just starting a new job after being released from my previous job after 2 years of working for them :(.

My best friend said instead of paying her back she requested I make her a made to fit skirt and we would call it quits on what I owe her.

Searching through my piles of fabric, sending her pictures of which ones she might like we found one perfect for her!


My best friend wanted the skirt to be high waist with pockets, zip and button fastening. Needed to be suitable for work/ casual going out, with a little flare as she doesn’t want it to unflattering around the middle area. Even though she’s as skinny as me and has a gorgeous figure.


Once I had finished the skirt i sent my friend the three picture of me in me red top (Work top for Arthrex Ltd – Orthopedic).

My bestie was home for a Disney themed birthday party in August (blog to come) and I wanted to get it done for then.


It fitted her perfect and she looks pretty in it!

Thanks for reading


Lola & Mojo

Weekend morning are best…. lets be lazy like a cat

Weekend mornings wouldn’t be complete with out this little fella coming for a cuddle, specially when he’s being doing the night shift paroling the grounds outside…


Just a morning Mojo cuddle.

Nothing changes, my feature picture is Mojo and me 4 years ago in October.


Lola & Mojo

Exploring the world together.