Wow, it has been a while.
I am very sorry for the completely unannounced hiatus but it was completely necessary - I had to sort my life out!
I think where we left off I had just left my career in recruitment and had started working in a cafe around the corner from me in order to buy me some time to figure it all out.
And I did!
Result - I'M MOVING TO AMSTERDAM!
I am so unbelievably excited, my flight is on the 19th of June and I will be there a full year while I get my masters degree in Human Geography.
I was going to start a whole new blog for Amsterdam, one which was simply for me to document my travels and keep some pretty pictures for me to look back on in years to come, but then I realised that I had put so much work into The Orchard that it would be sad to see it get lost in blogosphere heaven.
Having said that, blogging takes a lot out of you, as you probably all know, so I'm gonna do it a little different this time round.
I'm doing it for me. Expect to see a lot less make up and a lot more days out in Amsterdam. Less 'filling the days posts' and more restaurants splashed with a pinch of style.
Let's see where it goes?