Decided on a whim to do a mini family staycation and head to Cambridge for the night 👪 We’ve eaten burgers, had a sneaky cocktail and taken about 2108162 photos and are now in bed with M&S snacks watching Sport Relief. You don’t have to travel miles and spend $$$ to have fun heh 🤓
For anyone currently pregnant, here's my list of the top things to pack in your hospital bag... 👶🏼
I could get used to this Mother’s Day malarkey. Partly for the flowers, partly for the breakfast in bed and partly because you can rope your baby daddy into taking photos of you without feeling guilty 💅🏼 (oh and partly for the y’know, baby).
New post from me 🙌
24 Things No-One Tells You About Being A New Mum.
'Ah motherhood, the greatest and most WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK thing you’ll ever do.'
Went out for cocktails with my gal pals for the first time in a year tonight 🙌🏼Downloaded the Domino’s app from the taxi home because what’s a Pornstar Martini without a side of stuffed crust, eh? 🤔
Started rifling through that bag of pre-pregnancy clothes hidden at the bottom of my wardrobe and HELLO WIDE LEG TROUSERS. Makes an exciting change from jeggings, y’know? These one are vintage @newlook and it only took me about 12 minutes to do the zip up on them so snaps for Hannah. (Blazer @riverisland, shoes @primark and bag from @mango last summer ❤️).
Wrote a little summin summin about my goals and plans for this year. I've got a feeling it's gonna be something special ✨
A few outfits from the past week or so 💃🏼
People keep asking me how I look like I have my shit together a month after giving birth and I gotta say, lol, it's all an illusion.
Sunglasses hide my shit make-up and tired eyes and make me look a tiny bit glammer than I am. Blazers slim my thighs and make me look like I *might* take over the world, even when they're thrown on over a baggy t-shirt and leggings. And, jazzy accessories like tassel earrings, neckerchiefs and bright bags make even dull outfits look fun. So there you go. Bye.
Sunglasses - Primark (current stock)
Black + White bag - Accessorize http://bit.ly/2nQMMHT
Yellow blazer - ASOS (sold out but similar here http://bit.ly/2nUafIm)
Pink blazer - ASOS http://bit.ly/2BgfM4c
Grey blazer - Primark (current stock)
Red bag - Primark (current stock)
Leopard coat - ASOS http://bit.ly/2EMq0ZN
Jeans - ASOS Farleigh in petite http://bit.ly/2nJIL8Z
Planning to update this Facebook page more in 2018 (because doesn't everyone secretly love a late night FB scroll?), so I'll kick things off with my birth story. I mean OK no, not actually my birth story, but Atticus's birth story. It's a long one.
And spoiler: maybe don't read this whilst eating.
Oh and second spoiler: maybe don't read this if you're related to me.
My name’s Hannah Gale and today I dressed like a cross between a wild animal and a gnome 🌚
Woke myself up doing those hideous accidents snores commuters on trains do at least five times between the hours of 3.30am and 6.30am this morning, so that was a strong start to my day. On the plus side I’ve eaten French toast and bacon and gone for a nosey around John Lewis, so y’know, swings and roundabouts.
Just checking in to let you know that I haven’t had a baby just yet 😂 but thanks for all your lovely messages! Had the weekend off social media because a) still got a very snotty nose and b) I was in Sussex playing Monopoly and eating After Eights with my family 💁🏼🎄💫
I realise this outfit looks a ~lot~ like yesterday’s outfit but I can promise you it’s actually very different, mostly because NEW BOOTS. They’re from Zara and probably the single most expensive thing I’ve ever bought myself but y’know it’s Christmas and I probably won’t be spending all my £££ on myself going forward so I thought FUCK IT. Plus, they’re comfy and they’re warm and they have little pearls all over them that makes them feel much more extra than any other flat ankle boots I’ve seen 💃🏼🕺🏼💫
Is it even Christmas if you don’t get obscenely carried away and buy a tree that takes over half your living room? 🌚🎄✨
23 Things That Will Instantly Fill You With Festive Cheer 🎄
Reality behind this shot is that I am actually standing at the top of Lakeside’s very glam multi-story car park 😂 Taken a spontaneous trip to IKEA (because they have navy blue velvet cushion covers and I am very much here for that), Five Guys and Primark. What a top dollar Tuesday 🙌🏼
Things I bought in Black Friday sales: some rainbow book ends, a silver skirt that won’t fit me for at least another two months, and this MY EYES HURT bright pink coat from @riverisland 💕 Currently just sat at on the sofa eating a peanut butter bagel whilst waiting for the health visitor to come round and ‘introduce herself’ WBU?
Most big Black Friday sales and discount codes have launched this morning! There's codes for ASOS, Anthropologie, Mango, New Look, Boden and Missguided just to name a few - all the best deals rounded up in this post.
Some teenagers in town sniggered at my outfit today (jersey pregnancy dungarees, trainers and a biker jacket complete with no make-up and greasy hair) so here’s your reminder that for every day I post an outfit snap that looks like I have my shit together - like the one above, there’s another day where I’m looking so dire that I’m making strangers in the street laugh 😂🤔
Needing a strong 15-minute lie down and a pint of squash after putting this rug in the baby’s room. If you don’t watch my insta stories it was £20 from an online shop called Homescapes and I’m pretty chuffed with it tbh 💁🏼
Today’s v glamorous outfit pic background is a car garage and about three minutes before this snap was taken I drove the wrong way down a one way street and got beeped at. Living my best life 🕺🏼
I was having one of those mornings where I ~might~ have got myself a bit grumpy because of a rubbish night’s sleep. Then the postman knocked on the door so aggressively that I jumped and momentarily forgot how to breathe. Anyway, in his hands was a surprise parcel from @oliverbonas containing this cat mug that I’ve been shouting about since it came online earlier this month. My week has been made and I am one v v v happy cat fanatic right now 🙌🏼💕🐯 (oh and pjs are from @primark, cost £8 and are bloody comfortable).
Soz if things are a bit aggressively I’M HAVING A BABY on my Insta this week - I’ve got/had a midwife appointment, a scan, a hypnobirthing class, two NCT classes AND my baby shower so I feel a bit like my head is just 👶🏼🤷🏼♀️😳 right now. On the plus side had a bit of a proud baby mama moment earlier when then sonographer said my baby was doing some pretty advanced yoga moves, that’s my babe ❤️
Wrote my predictions for the blogging world next year - whaddya think?
Currently on the lookout for a new Instagram outfit photo taker who’ll tell me when I’m holding my bag the wrong way round (@chloeplumstead you’re fired 😂). On a side note, just toasted my last hypnobirthing class with a late night Rolo McFlurry and it was bloody wonderful 🙌🏼
HAPPY NOVEMBER EVERYONE 🙌🏼 V excited to buy myself an advent calendar, start planning my present wrapping colour scheme and invest in some new xmas pyjamas 🌚🎄🎅🏼
Wrote a post about the future of my identity once I become a mum. Because, y'know, I quite like who I am now and it scares me that I might not be able to keep a grip on this version of me...
I can’t think of anything more riveting to say than LESS THAN TWO MONTHS TO GO 🙌🏼👶🏼
Exciting things that happened today in no particular order: I got a parking ticket - wayoo, I got a manicure, I ate a peanut butter blondie, I found a possible baby shower dress AND I’ve realised with a mere hour to go that I haven’t done my bloody hypnobirthing homework. It seems 28 year old Hannah is basically the same as 14 year old Hannah 🤷🏼♀️
Big standing ovation to the weather today for not only being beautiful and glorious, but for being crisp and chilly enough to bring out the faux fur. Autumn gal, you’ve done yourself proud 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
An addiction to chasing success and why I'm come to freaking hate the term 'killing it'.
Oh hi, just me. Gotta new post, haven't I?
11 Fashion And Beauty Tips I Wish I'd Known Sooner 💅
Home from a v busy morning in London to a cup of tea and a plate of crumpets. Number one thing I learned today is that I am way too pregnant to saunter about for hours in a pair of heeled boots. I was so slow walking down Oxford Street earlier that I was basically going backwards. V embarrassed former Londoner 😳 (cardigan from @riverisland, although I spied a v similar one in @primark and mug was a birthday present 💕).
Last night’s outfit 🌹 featuring one proud girlfriend, one £40 @hm dress and one wriggly seven-month baby bump.
23 Things We All Had In Our Childhood Bedrooms 👧🏼
For anyone keen to know what the future of my blog is, I wrote this post... http://hannahgale.co.uk/2017/10/02/the-future-of-hannah-gale-in-the-online-world/
Here’s a wild thought from me: I actually prefer Mondays to Sundays. I feel like the whole of Sunday is dedicated to dwelling on the fact you have to get back to reality the very next day, whilst on a Monday (when I’ve actually y’know, dragged my toosh out of bed) I always feel super productive and motivated to restart exactly as I mean to go on. So bring on the coffee, this gal is ready for ya 👊🏼
Four days away from the final trimester and I look like I’ve snuck a bowling ball up my top. So that’s me. What’s new with you? (📸 @imlaurabradshaw).
Bought some floor paint for the spare room (will dark grey floorboards even look nice? I dunno 😳), sorted out the cupboards under the TV and already planning what sort of disgustingly wonderful meal I want for dinner. Classic Saturday stuff tbh.
A post dedicated to all the friends that adulthood left behind ❤️
Wanted to wear this dress out for dinner tonight but alas it's a bit see-through and I've only got bright blue pants left so a v overdressed day by the pool it is 👸🏼
Today I discovered this skirt still fits if I pull it right up underneath my boobs and pull my jumper out a bit so I don't look like a complete dipstick. A ~bit~ overdressed for brunch with @erica_davies but whatevs 💁🏼
Spot the snoozy baby girl ❤️🦁
Naturally my cat chooses the one night I roll in at 11.30pm to wake me up in the early hours by doing a wee on the bedroom floor. Thanks Rudey, you're a gem 🙏🏼 (we don't think there's anything wrong with her just FYI, the vet says it's likely just a 'quirk' of hers since her accident).
If ya want a little update on how my pregnancy's going so far, here's my latest diary post 💁
Remind me to invest in a pair of sunglasses which aren't wonky for 97% of the time 🙄😂 (BUT LOOK I HAVE A MIDI SKIRT THAT ACTUALLY FITS ME. It's from ASOS and I've whacked the direct link to it in my bio 😇💙).
The face of someone blinded by the sun but also v happy because YES THAT'S A PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE IN MY HAND. I'll shut up about them now for the next 12 months. Over and out. Live good lives.
It's Friday, the sun is shining, it's SEPTEMBER, which means not only is it autumn but it's my birthday month AND my babymoon month and ohmygod what a wonderful day today is. I feel like skipping. Kind of. Probs not though. (Also these flowers are from @bloomandwild and are called Autumn Mornings so I dunno what could be more perfect tbh).
Currently lying on the sofa looking like a haggard piece of cardboard and Chris has the car so I can't even rope anyone into taking an outfit snap of me even if I wanted. So here's me at some point in the past. Wearing some new @hm buys and carting around an @icandyworld_1 brochure in my straw bag like a chump.