A Little Homesick
The Graduate Escape


Month #2

Two months later, I'm in Australia!

Welcome to my second monthly roundup! Can you believe it's already been two months (and one day) since I left the UK? On Monday it'll also be a month since I arrived in Australia which I find even crazier. 

So what's new?

I know I've been slacking on the blogging front recently but I've dedicated today to getting things back on track! First things first, I've got a swanky new layout. What do you think?! I, personally, am quite the fan. I wanted a layout that would display my photos and posts a bit better and also something sleeker, less I've-spent-all-afternoon-rediscovering-Photoshop. I feel this fits the bill quite nicely. I'm also giving the newsletter a little facelift because I'm still not happy with it. Times are a-changing, I tell ya!

More excitingly, however, I am employed! It's only a Christmas casual thing but it's a start! The commute is uhhh . . . not so fabulous, but the company is great and it's a step in the right direction. *happy dance*

Slightly less excitingly, I've also just celebrated my birthday. Another year closer to retirement πŸŽ‰ Not only did I fulfil my dream of holding a koala (more on that this week!) but I also sampled a highlight of Australian cuisine: lammington. It's a sponge cake, coated in chocolate, covered in coconut flakes. It's only $3 and the portions are massive. Madness.

What's coming up?

Work, work, work, work, work.

I am planning on trying to squeeze in a visit to Sydney but I'm not sure what my rota will look like so I'm going to have to be rather spontaneous. Not my style.

Also, Christmas. It's almost December and it's hot. To say I'm a little bit confused would be an understatement. Although I don't usually "do" Christmas, I might change that this year due to the abundance of surfing Santa decorations that I've seen around. Ah, they get me every time. 

It's also 'Snake Season', as Peter's father cheerfully informed me this morning. We've had a couple in the garden and, as Peter let slip the other day, there have been some poisonous spiders around too. I kid you not: poisonous spiders in my garden. This country really does not want me here. I will, therefore, endeavour to do my best to remain alive during this period and avoid death through bite, or just sheer terror. 

To conclude

I did think about linking to some of my favourite posts Γ  la my last monthly roundup, but I'd instead like to draw your attention to my new Archive page. Very exciting, I know. Here you can find every single post by month - the wonders of modern technology!

I'm going to leave you now with a few of my favourite images from the last month!

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