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.
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:
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.