Day 296 – Meringues

Making meringues has been on my list since its conception late last year. A good crunchy, chewy meringue feels really indulgent to me, and when done correctly, is pure heaven. I've made lovely soft Italian meringue for my lemon meringue pie, but for some reason dared not venture into the classic French meringue category. They've… Continue reading Day 296 – Meringues

Day 295 – Family Tree

I am very fortunate to have a large and close family. I have lots of cousins around a similar age, which meant we spent a lot of our childhood years in and out of each other's houses, and remain close now. This year has been difficult living away from my family, it's hard at the… Continue reading Day 295 – Family Tree

Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Whether you've seen the latest David Attenborough documentary on Netflix or not, the fact that the natural world is suffering is inescapable. Climate change is a real and immediate threat – the wildfires in Australia and the US this year have been catastrophic – and it's not going away. There is a global target of… Continue reading Day 294 – Planted a Tree

Day 293 – Speed Card Game

In my mind card games belong to childhood holidays with my grandparents. A time with no TV, no internet, no distractions. In the last 20 years I've admittedly played very few card games aside from poker, but today I was feeling full of cold and very sorry for myself and wanted the easy fun of… Continue reading Day 293 – Speed Card Game

Day 292 – Lava Lamp

I had a lava lamp as a teenager and I thought it was the best thing ever. I have no idea why I loved this 70s staple, or why they were even still selling them, but I felt so deeply cool for having one in my bedroom! Today, I sadly don't have a lava lamp… Continue reading Day 292 – Lava Lamp

Day 291 – German Citizenship Test

I promise this was more fun than it sounds! If you're not familiar with my blog, a quick introduction is necessary: I'm Hannah, I'm British, and I've lived in Frankfurt, Germany for the past 8 years. That information should tell you that today's new thing, taking the German citizenship test was the real deal! Brexit… Continue reading Day 291 – German Citizenship Test

Day 290 – Patchwork

This is, without a doubt, one of the worst new things I've done. Yes, worse than that bloody Rubik's Cube, and worse than the scratch art or playing Minecraft - it was terrible. I bought a patchwork kit in good faith, expecting it to be a cute little sewing project that I could use as… Continue reading Day 290 – Patchwork

Day 289 – Comping

I would wager nearly all of us have entered a competition at one time or another. Whether the prizes are small or big, it doesn't matter – sometimes it's the thrill of the 'what if?' that drives us. I entered a competition on Instagram to enter a cookbook this morning, and it sparked a memory.… Continue reading Day 289 – Comping

Day 286 – Got Hypnotised

Laughter yoga? Done. Mukbang videos? You betcha. Screamed in Iceland? Virtually been there and got the t-shirt. Consider today's new thing a new entry in the "Hannah does something weird" series as I tried to be hypnotised. Photo by MK Hamilton on Unsplash I was always very sceptical about hypnotism. I didn't believe one person… Continue reading Day 286 – Got Hypnotised

Day 284 – Wine Tasting

Oh boy, have I been looking forward to this new thing. After a busy couple of weeks, and a long German test yesterday, I was absolutely ready to kick back and relax with a glass or two of wine. I would have loved to have gone to the Rhine region near us in Frankfurt and… Continue reading Day 284 – Wine Tasting