Hannah Banana's blog

Nice girl has her heart broken. And then moans about it to the rest of the world. A lot.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I'm Back!

Excuse the delay but, for the last three months, I have been:

Moving into a flat that had no working boiler for a full week (in February)...
...but that has a fireplace and wooden floorboards. Swings and roundabouts really.

Settling into a new job. Which is a pretty amazing one. It involves hospitals, helping people and that.

Becoming a manager. I feel all grown-up.

Buying lots of clothes for my new big girl role. I wear heels in the office now. Nude heels a la Kate Middleton. Also attempting to get my hair to swish like hers.

Getting to know my way round London and going to see shows, looking round museums and generally trying to look like I know where I'm going (by walking quickly).

Attempting to flirt with boys. There are so many more of them here.

Trying to believe that I have actually done it: I have changed my life for the better.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Here I go again on my own

I'm really not sure where the past few months have gone. It seems like only a short while ago I was wondering how on earth I was going to change my life and now I am a week away from moving and two weeks away from starting a new job.

Everything is packed, the furniture has gone, the white van is booked and my handover notes are written. All that remains to be done is get really drunk with a lot of people and open all the presents they had better get me.

Oh, and see the boy just one last time....

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

All Change

I have a new job. And they gave it to me after only THREE interviews! It's what I want to do, it pays really well and is in a brilliant location in London. Sorted.

So 2011 will mean BIG changes- I can't wait!

In other news the guy from Halloween got one of his friends to contact me because he was too shy....needless to say I didn't follow that up. I was surprised he didn't get his mum to call me for him. But on the other hand I have been having a delicious flirtation with a very young man- and if there's one thing that will make you forget you are 31, it's a 20 year old boy.


Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Writing Covering Letters Sucks

Is it wrong that the highlight of the past few weeks was being pressed up against a very attractive male student on an overcrowded bus this morning?

I had forgotten how soul destroying looking for a new job is. Particularly the recruitment agents who tell you things like "People like you are hard to find" but after you tell them the salary you are after, you never hear from them again. I am sick of talking to them already....their falseness grates. And why are they all called Nathan?

The good news is that I am being sent a lot of jobs to look at. Most are ones I would be happy to do. I just, obviously, need to be offered one of them. The continuous daydreams of handing in my notice keep me going.

As for my love life....well, the bus ride to work this morning was almost it. I did go to a Halloween party at the weekend where I was dared to go and talk to a nice looking blonde man dressed as Dracula. As talking to random (and hopefully good-looking) men is a new hobby of mine, I did. 15 minutes later my eyes started to glaze over as he went on about his mum and playing rugby at Uni (I worked out he was 27....who goes on about Uni at that age? Someone who hasn't done anything with their lives since, that's who). When he went to the loo, I made my escape. Yesterday however, I received a message saying that he wants my phone number. And now because I have tried to politely point out that someone who still lives with his mum (just a hunch) isn't really my cup of tea, I have caused some friction. Ho hum.

But the very, very good news is that in 2 weeks I get to turn 31! And to celebrate I will be meeting up with a boy I have a crush on but who has an extremely good-looking girlfriend. So really, the next year ends as it began....bugger.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


I spent a week in the sun last week and unfortunately it gave me far too much time to reflect on things. These are the conclusions I have come to:

1) I need a new job. 4 years in the same one is too much.
2) I have never stayed in one town this long- it just won't do.
3) In order to get this new job it is likely I will have to move to London.
4) Covering letters are very tedious.
5) I will stop torturing myself about how men have treated me. I am still totally confused by what happened with "Guy from Wedding". And as for the Sod...I suggested we meet while I was in town today and he never even replied. Which is just rude and cowardly. But also a pretty good indication of why I should never go near him again (number deleted AGAIN. For goodness sake).
6) If I have to listen to one more person talk about having a baby, I will cut my own ears off.

So, a few things to be getting on with: a new job and not letting men treat me like sh*t. Simples.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Someone Stop Me

I seem to have gone slightly mad. I don't really know what is wrong with me at the moment but I keep doing things without really thinking them through, like applying for random jobs that would mean moving far away or....texting the Sod.

I know, I know. It's just that he has been on my mind again since he texted me in May and out of sheer curiosity I just thought sod it, let's see what happens. I suggested a coffee or something (I know from his mum that he is still seeing the same girl I saw him with last year so I thought coffee was more appropriate than, say, sex)- he has replied but in a quite a "Yeah, cool, let me know when you are in London" kind of a way. And no kiss at the end of the text (unlike mine). So now I'm not sure if I can even be bothered!

What on earth am I going to do next? I dread to think.

Friday, August 06, 2010


So my brief foray into the dating world is already over.

Despite having a lovely time with said boy, his lack of contact got too much. Nearly 3 months in and he still hadn't been to visit me, perfectly content as he was to let me make all the effort. I finally confronted him today and was told the distance was too much, blah, blah, blah and could we still be friends. Er, no thanks!

So, back to the drawing board. Another wedding in 2 weeks time and I have made the bride promise to put me next to a single man. One of the groom's fit climbing friends hopefully.

There have got to still be some nice boys out there....right??