Thursday, 28 September 2017

Blogger Meet Up Events | UK

Hello and welcome to my blog if you've never been here before and if you have then thank you for coming back! 

Today I want to introduce a really exciting project that I want lots of you to get involved in. I'm sure many of you are aware; during summer I have been looking for bloggers with dressing tables to photograph to create a book. It was a great story and all the planning was going exceptionally well, however, I, unfortunately, don't have the financial resources to travel all over the UK to 20+ houses within 10 weeks. This means that I've had to adapt my story and my idea to the best of my ability. 

My new idea is as follows: Bloggers in Coffee Shops. 

This will quite possibly even be the title of my book. I want to keep it as simple as possible but really explore online friendships and who you are behind the screen. 

My aim is to create around 7+ meetups in coffee shops all over the UK. The location will depend on what is most accessible to the majority. I want as many people to be involved as possible! I then would love the opportunity to take your portrait in the coffee shops and document the interaction between everyone. I want to show what happens offline and what happens in the coffee shop. 

Now I've got the super exciting and important part out of the way I'll introduce myself a little more and explain what this project is for etc. 

I've just started my 3rd year at university studying Editorial and Advertising Photography. This book will be a huge part of my Final Major Project and will be displayed at our London Degree Show in May 2018. I am currently based between Bristol and Cheltenham and willing to travel to get the right images for my book!

Your portrait will appear in the book alongside your blog URL and a little information about yourselves and your blog. 

I love being part of the blogging community so this is something I really want to explore whilst creating so many new amazing friendships. 

As of yet, I haven't planned any locations or dates or who is involved! If you would like to be involved could I ask that you please send an email to '' with your name, location (where would be best for the meet-up place for you, or if you're willing to travel a little) and your blog URL. This information is so I can keep a database of people. I want you because you're a blogger and not what your blog looks like, you can be a newbie or part of the community for years, everyone is welcome! 

If there is something I haven't covered or if you've got any questions you want to ask, then  please feel free to comment below, drop me an email or tweet me (@BlogAboutHanney)

I really hope lots of you get involved because there's so many of you that I would love to meet and I feel this is a really great opportunity! I'd hugely appreciate any help, support, and promotion with this project! 

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Thank you! 

- Love always, Hanney 


Thursday, 7 September 2017

My In-Flight Essentials | Travel

Hello lovelies,

As you're reading this I'm currently sunning myself and exploring the beautiful city of Milan with my best friend. I decided to get ahead and schedule some blog posts for you to read whilst I'm away. I thought there's nothing better than sharing with you my In-Flight Essentials. I strangely really enjoy reading these posts and thought you might too! It's a helpful guide for me to use as a travel checklist when packing my bag as well. 

As I'm going to be exploring the city which involves lots of walking I thought it would be a good idea to take a backpack, something comfortable for me to carry around also allowing me to have my hands free so I can use my camera. I've decided to use this backpack as my hand luggage as it fits the perfect amount inside. My backpack is from Primark for £9 and it's a gorgeous blush pink colour with a rose gold coloured buckle to keep everything secure.

Here's a list of important things which are going to be inside my hand luggage:

Passport and Travel Documents 
I like to be super organised with all my documents that I need so that nothing gets lost and it's easy and accessible to find. I bought this gorgeous pink and rose gold folder (have you noticed my theme yet?) This will keep everything together such as my passport, boarding passes, insurance details and currency. 

Being a photographer, of course, I'm taking my camera. No one goes on holiday without one now, do they! I'm taking my Canon 600D with a few different lenses including; 18-55mm, 50mm and 35mm. I'm also taking my Polaroid camera and a photo album to store my Polaroids in whilst I'm away. I've also decided to take my iPad Mini so I can keep up to date with social media and things whilst I'm away. 

Next, come things which are essential bits and bobs but don't really come under a category. Things like:

- Wet Wipes 
- Headphones
- Reading Book 
- Lip Balm 
- Sweets, Water, Magazine (usually bought at the airport)
- Hand Sanitiser 
- Perfume Atomiser 
- Rescue Remedy
- Sunglasses 
- Purse
- Notebook and Pen 

There isn't much else to it really! My flight is only 2 hours long so I imagine it will go by quite fast, as well as having Amy to talk to the whole way!

A short but sweet post today, what things do you take in your hand luggage? 

- Hanney xo

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