You know how you run into, say, a friend from high school, who you haven't seen for ages, and you have the awkward "So... what's been happening with you?" conversation? I always think, mate, there's absolutely no way I can catch you up on everything that's happened in the past few years unless you want to talk for three hours, so I usually answer with "Oh you know, just work, haha... Yeah..." or something equally scintillating. But since I'm blogging here for the first time in four years (under a different name! Goodbye Gin in a Teacup, hello Baguettes & Vegemite) I thought I'd at least try to catch up on what's been going on because it's been quite an eventful time.

So, since my last blog post in 2013, I...

Became a qualified primary teacher
Went on my first overseas trip to America (for Coachella!) and Canada
Moved house and lived by myself
Visited Europe for the first time
Met the love of my life at a bar in Paris
Came back to Australia, Skyped him every day
Got my UK passport (as seen above!)
Moved to Paris
Got engaged
Adopted a cat called Garbage 
Found out I was having a baby
Started freelance writing again
Started blogging again!

...I think that just about covers it?! Obviously it has been a crazy few years and I've been going between "Man, I'm glad I'm not blogging anymore" and "Actually, it would be kind of fun to blog again", and since I'm just about to start maternity leave, I figured I'd give the ol' blog another go. I know blogging is a completely different game than it was four years ago, but I've been inspired by a whole heap of new (to me) bloggers and I can't wait to get back into it!

I hope some old readers find their way back here, and if you're reading along for the first time, welcome! And you can always click here to follow my blog on Bloglovin'!


  1. Wow! What an arc. Congratulations on all these great changes, looking forward to your new posts. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely words! :) x


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