Meet our team: Hannah Gordon
On week five of our ‘meet the team’ series we sat down with Solicitor Hannah Gordon who reveals her love for the outdoors, the office snack tin and more.
What is a day in the life of Hannah Gordon like?
I work part-time at the moment, so my days are spent either being grown up at work talking about sensible things and engaging in serious adult conversation with colleagues and clients (most of the time!), or they are days spent with my 18 month old son singing nursery rhymes, making animal noises, chasing him around, or trying to guess what he is trying to say as he learns to talk! I’m sure like many working parents I feel a bit like I have a split personality moving between working and parenting. Recurring themes in my day regardless of whether I am at the office or at home are coffee, trying to be active, and food. I love food and am always thinking about my next snack/meal! At SL we have a very well stocked snack tin which is both wonderful and dangerously tempting.
What energizes you outside of work?
Time spent with family and friends, and getting outside as much as possible. I get a lot out of being around other people, and think it’s really important to make the most of each day and spend it with people who are important to you. I also get a huge amount from being outside in the fresh air. I grew up in Devon and spent a lot of family time either walking on Dartmoor or being by the sea, so I think that has set me up with a lifelong appreciation of being outside in nature. However, we have just bought a new house which is ‘in need of modernisation’ (read woodchip wallpaper and horrendous colour scheme nightmare), so I fear that I am about to embark on time outside of work which involves a lot of wallpaper stripping and DIY – I am sure that will be energizing in its own unique way!
What trend do you hope makes a comeback?
It’s probably a sign of how uncool I am that I have really struggled to answer this question – I have never been very good at keeping up with trends! I’m sure I could find some pretty nasty hair scrunchies from my childhood though, so perhaps if those came back into fashion I could relive my youth and start rocking the odd scrunchie or two?!
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
My ultimate dream is to live by the sea. I want to be close enough that I can open the window and hear the waves from the house. I don’t have a specific place where this would have to be, but to stay true to my Westcountry heritage it would probably be somewhere in Devon or Cornwall. Although I did go to university in Wales so have also spent a lot of time on the Gower so I wouldn’t say no to the Welsh coastline either.
If you have questions for Hannah or anybody else in the team, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.