Now and Then: A walk down memory lane

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A little while ago, I was tagged by Kevin (and Trina) to play along in the Now & Then game. I have loved reading what my blogging friends used to be like some years ago (and how much we already had in common!), so I’m happy to play along as well.

For everybody who hasn’t seen it yet – Now & Then is a fun game created by Miranti to reminiscence who we once were and compare it to who we are today. It was so much fun looking back like that – and I hope I remember everything correctly!


Now: Ian McEwan, Martin Suter

Then: Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, anything about horses


Now: William Fitzsimmons, James Vincent McMorrow

Then: Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, The Kooks


Now: Gilmore Girls, Downton Abbey, Suits

Then: You’ve Got Mail, Emergency Room


Now: Friendly, seize the day, happy

Then: Dreamer, shy, calm


Now: Moving to London, volunteering in Brasil, working on my creative skills

Then: Go to Africa, become a writer, buy a horse


Now: Reading, writing, cooking, blogging

Then: Reading, painting, watching movies

This was so much fun! I wish I had kept a diary or something when I was a younger girl because I just really enjoy looking back.

Since I’m always curious what my blogging friends have like when they were younger, I’m tagging Helena, Siobhan, Freya  and Hannah & Suruchi! I can’t wait to read your answers :)


  • Kate Amunrud
    February 4, 2014


    So cute! I loved this. I was all about horse books when I was little, too!

    • Hanna
      February 4, 2014


      So glad we have that in cmmon!

      • Helena
        February 4, 2014


        Ha, I can totally relate – I was so into horses as well ;) Was thinking that the other day already actually, when I read your Liebster Award answers.
        Thank you so much for inviting me to play along, Hanna! Can’t wait to get into it, these kind of games are so much fun.

        • Hanna
          February 5, 2014


          I can totally imagine that you have been a horse girl, so cool!
          Can’t wait to read your answers :)

  • Latrina
    February 4, 2014


    I love this, Hannah!! I learned quite a few new things about you. :) And discovered I’m pretty sure I’d enjoy hanging out with both you & your younger self! ;)

    Both now & then you seem pretty confident and sure of your aspirations, I love that!

    • Hanna
      February 4, 2014


      Oh wow, thank you!

      I would be happy to hang with you any time ;)

  • Miranti
    February 5, 2014


    This is so much fun, Hanna. Thanks for sharing :) I love you dreams now & then!

    • Hanna
      February 5, 2014


      Thanks! :)

  • emma
    February 5, 2014


    Loved reading this! We are pretty similar both now and then! I also want to volunteer, it has been a dream of mine for so long! I’m thinking Thailand on an elephant conservation. Plus if you do move to London let me know! :)

    • Hanna
      February 5, 2014


      This is so cool! I love getting to know new friends I wouldn’t have ‘met’ without this blog :).

      I hope I can move to London one day soon, otherwise I’ll just visit ;).

  • Natasha
    February 5, 2014


    I loved reading this, it really made me think about how I have changed since 2006.

    • Hanna
      February 5, 2014


      You should join in as well!

  • Tara Victoria
    February 5, 2014


    this is so great! i loved reading this & I love that you wanted a horse haha! A bunch of my friends have them so much work to keep – but so cool to have! Your dreams are so ambitious, good on ya!

    • Hanna
      February 5, 2014


      hahayes, today I’m pretty happy I didn’t get that horse I think ;)

  • Jessica (Coco/Mingo)
    February 5, 2014


    Really great learning more about you, Hanna!! I would list Gilmore Girls as my “then” – I used to LOVE that show so much!!!! And James Vincent McMorrow is definitely a good listen…love his music!

    • Hanna
      February 5, 2014


      Yes, Gilmore Girls is definitely a Then and a Now for me! My favourite show of all times. And James Vincent McMorrow as well – have you listened to his new album?

  • Traci
    February 7, 2014


    What a fun sort of list to create.

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