My Hero Hannah
Hannah My Heroine
This is the story of a 46 year old spinster Hannah in three parts.:
The first part is all about Hannah Hauxwell's desperate struggle to maintain her farm in the North Yorkshire dales. The award winning documentary "Too Long A Winter” is a documentary showing how she toils alone on her family farm. It is a dilapidated 80-acre farm that she has run by herself from the age of 35. She has no help. She has no electricity or running water and she struggles to survive on less than £300 a year. Her life in the harsh Pennine winters was a constant battle against poverty and hardship. She had to work outside tending her few cattle in ragged clothes in temperatures well below freezing. In this very moving documentary she captures the hearts and mind of a nation as she gamely battles the elements to survive alone on an isolated farm with no electricity or running water – and in abject poverty. This documentary made her the nation’s most unlikely celebrity.
A Winter Too Many:
The sequel to "Too Long A Winter" comes 16 years later. When a combination of fading health and a series of devastatingly bitter winters culminates in Hannah having to turn her world upside and we watch as she surrenders to life and accepts that she must leave her beloved farm.
At the age of 65, Hannah starts travelling for the first time in her life. She embarks on a journey that takes her to places she once only dreamed of. She retraces the steps of Victorian ladies embarking on ar grand tour of Europe which commences in Paris. Along the way her journey takes in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Italy, before arriving home in splendour on board the Orient Express.
The moment I saw this documentary about Hannah I recognised a life force that made me appreciate what I have and put everything in perspective. Hannah's life is her message and that is what I believe every human being aspires to achieving. When you life and just your words becomes your message then you have done something special in my view. Hannah touched me and after watching her life mine will never be the same.
The thing that impressed me most was that Hannah was herself, before and after.
This is probably one of the most moving documentaries I have ever seen and if I had a fraction of the qualities this lady possessed I would be the most decorated hero ever!
Hannah Hauxwell in Amazon Books
Spirit Whisperer Respects Hannah Hauxwell
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Setanta Hypnotherapy Clinic, Isle of Man