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The Kindness of Strangers

Yesterday was quite possibly one of the worst days of my life. On my way to Bristol to meet my friends for pizza, I had quite a bad car accident which resulted in my car spinning 3 or 4 times and ending up in a ditch on the other side of the road.

Suffice to say I was pretty shaken up but luckily nobody was hurt and even the car is fine. I only realise now how lucky I was, but I can’t help replaying it over and over in my head and thinking what could have happened or if I could have done anything differently.

One thing that was very touching was how many people stopped to pull over and check I was OK and ask if I needed to use their phone, wanted to wait in their car or even have a cup of tea as one very nice lady offered! The kindness of strangers in moments like these can be quite moving and I doubt any of those people will ever read this but if they do I would want them to know how grateful I was.

You may think that this is a bit of an overshare but this blog is like a diary for me and it is a good release to be able to put these things into words and possibly use it as a means of saying thank you to strangers, friends and family who were there for me yesterday.

A near-miss like that can sometimes be what we need to shake us up a bit and also make us get a bit philosophical and realise what we have and to be grateful for that.

I plan to make the most of my last weekend before school starts again with good food and even better friends xxx


About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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