An Update

I don’t know if anyone still reads this or not, but for some reason I felt in the mood to post an update on here. So what have I been doing?

First, I’ve officially graduated with a PhD. Brilliant.

That picture makes me glad I decided to wear some fabulous Ellis Faas Skin Veil foundation at the last minute, instead of just my usual Ellis Faas concealer.

Anyway, now that I’ve graduated, I’m now back to teaching. I’m not working at a posh, single-sex private school anymore, but instead I’m working at a small senior college in the country. It makes me happy to be helping students with the least means at this point in my career, and it does feel healthier to be living in a rural area. In my spare time, I’m writing for The Australian, presenting lectures, and writing various academic material. This all keeps me very busy (hence the lack of posts).

Now that it’s school holidays, I’m taking the time to relax a bit and reassess my work/ life balance (as much as one can when there are so many things to do). To help me unwind at the end of the day, I’ve finally invested in some loungewear from Hush that doesn’t make me look like a hobo:

Can’t wait to receive these. The quality looks amazing. I already want to make a second order! I know that we’re moving in to spring in Australia, but I am perpetually cold, so I’ll get a reasonable amount of wear from these before summer comes along.

I’ve also bought this baseball tee from Asos, and some skinny jeans to go with it. Both were a recommendation from Mustard Jumper, who never fails with her clothing advice.I’m still reading Style on the Couch, who has impeccable taste in all things. A must read, too. To round off the loungewear-buying (for now) I also bought this awesome long-sleeved tee from I Eat Trees. It’s also a great blog (though Kerri doesn’t update any more).

I’m still buying lots of vintage from Jolie Vintage (now Joypop Vintage) and I still think that you can’t beat vintage for quality, price, and cut. Once you start wearing vintage, modern clothes just don’t look the same.

My favourite literary t-shirt is falling apart, so I’ve ordered another Shakespeare is my Homeboy t-shirt (an essential in any wardrobe) and a fabulous t-shirt with the following print on the front:

Best. Ever.

I’m also trying to get back to looking after myself food-wise. Cooking tends to fall away when I’m busy, but I’m currently searching blogs like this and this for healthy eating ideas. I’m even thinking about purchasing this book. Although the hippy factor is off the charts, it might have some good ideas.

Other than that, Lamington is going well:

I’m also currently reading The Reluctant Widow by Georgette Heyer (one of Stephen Fry’s favourite authors) and really enjoying it. Everyone is ‘vexed’, ‘odious’, or ‘grave’, and solves every trying situation with a glass of wine or brandy. The cover art of her novels always looks dire, but the prose is wonderful:

Well, I’m going to make some lunch, finish the aforementioned book, and start on my enormous pile of marking.

I might update here from time to time, or not. We’ll see.

Best to all.


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18 Responses to An Update

  1. Anissa says:

    You are back! I really don’t know how you manage to juggle everything. I’m off to check out Hush now, that lounge wear is gorgeous.

  2. Dempeaux says:

    Hi Anissa! Yes, thought I might update with a few things. That Hush loungewear looks incredible. Can’t wait for it to arrive!

  3. Leona says:

    Hey Dempeaux,

    Congratulations on your Phd.
    Love your blogs, found them when I was looking for Ellis Faas reviews and your sun screen recipe is great thanks. Found heaps of other good stuff to look up thru your blogs too. Glad your posting when you can.

    PS, your sheep needs a hair cut….

  4. Juliette says:

    Great to see a post from you! I hope you do update occasionally, I’ve missed your posts!

  5. Dramaquin says:

    Sorry I didn’t see this post earlier when I posted a question relating to your rose sunscreen. I should have addressed you as Dr. Dempeux!


  6. Dempeaux says:

    @Leona Thankyou! I hope the Ellis Faas is working for you, and I LOVE that suncreen recipe.

    Yes, my job today is to ring our shearer!

  7. Dempeaux says:

    @Juliette Thankyou! I’m surprised anyone still reads this, but thanks for the encouragement. I’ll try to post when I have time πŸ™‚

  8. Dempeaux says:

    @Dramaquin Thankyou! No title required πŸ˜‰

  9. Sam says:

    I literally checked your blog on Saturday to see if I had missed a post! Great to see you back, congratulations on your PhD!

    I’m beginning my teacher training next year, and so if you’re remotely considering posting some tips, I’d love to hear them πŸ™‚

  10. Dempeaux says:

    @Sam Hi there! I’m amazed that anyone has commented at all! Thanks for the congrats πŸ™‚

    Wow, I have SO MUCH teacher-related stuff I could post, but I think it might bore non-teacher types. Where are you training? Are you after anything specific?

  11. Olivia says:

    Glad to see you back Doctor Dempeaux! And I am glad to see Lamington is well too!

  12. Dempeaux says:

    @Olivia Thankyou! Hello! Lamington is very well, and very fluffy πŸ™‚

  13. Natalie says:

    I’m so glad you’re blogging again (and thanks for the compliment) x

  14. Dempeaux says:

    @Nat Thankyou! Your blog is still the best, though πŸ™‚

  15. Erin says:

    So happy you are back. Congratulations on the PhD!

  16. Dempeaux says:

    @Erin Thankyou! Not sure how consistent I’ll be, but we’ll see πŸ™‚

  17. Sosusam says:

    What a delightful surprise to find new posts from Dr Dempeaux! A real treat. Looking forward to more…if/when you have time.

  18. Dempeaux says:

    @sosusam Thankyou! You are very sweet. Incredible that anyone remembers, really πŸ™‚

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