I can’t think of a better way to spend my day than playing with Alfie in the ménage, every spare bit of time I have you will find me either sat in the field with Alfie, taking him for a walk down the street, grooming him or in the ménage having lots of fun. And if we're not doing all of the above we are most likely causing chaos somewhere we are very known for getting in lots of trouble and something I think we are quite a bad influence on each other but that’s why our bond is so strong we almost bounce of each other and when one of us has a crazy idea it usually happens.
I have always been a big believer in doing what you love and creating your own dream, probably why I’m always into new things with Alfie, I always have new business ideas and some I must admit are a little crazy but if you dream big and you’re passionate about something than it’s going to work.
Why am I so sure it will work? Because I’ve learnt if you’re committed than motivation will follow.
At school I was never very academic, I loved drama probably why I’m quite confidence and I also loved writing unfortunately I could never get good grades due to my horrendous spelling I use to always get my ‘t’s’ mixed up and my ‘b’s’ and ‘d’s’ the wrong way around, I was lead to believe that I couldn’t be a writer, nobody ever told me I couldn’t be a writer but I was advised to do something with the skills I already had such as be an accountants since I was particularly good at maths, the only problem was it bored me to death and if anyone knows me I can’t sit at a desk for more than a couple of hours before getting bored and itchy feet. Now I’m very thankful I was taught to be my own person as I know I would have been very unhappy going down that path.
I started A levels after finishing my GCSE mainly because I didn’t know what else I wanted to do, initially I had wanted to be a vet but I faint at blood and also me and science where never a good match. I took sports and English language at A level but soon dropped English as I couldn’t get my brain to work out Shakespeare and it was causing me so much stress to the point where I refused to go to the lesson. I carried on with sports but soon developed pains in my lower back and found out I had fractured vertebras and worn discs and had to have a year of rehabilitation.
I took the decision to leave college and what a relief, I couldn’t have been happier, I have incredibly supportive parents so they were happy for me to spend some time figuring out what I wanted to do, as long as I was happy they were happy.
It wasn’t long before Little Alf came along and maybe things do happen for a reason but he came along at the right time.
It’s taken me a couple of years to finally realise you have to do what makes you happy, there’s no point in doing something which doesn’t as this can make you very unhappy and also it can affect your life in other ways and it’s very important to be healthy as well as happy.
A quote I have up in my office is one from Walt Disney - “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.’’
To find out more about Hannah & Alf head to the website – www.littlealf.com