Hi! I’m Rebecca, and clearly this is my blog. Here I write about living life, plants, nature, food, friends and family. I believe almost anything can be fixed with a walk, some cake and someone to love.

Why is your blog called becgou?

Becgou is a mix of my names (pronounced beck-go). Bec is short for Rebecca, and what a lot of people call me. Growing up my last name (Gough –pronounced like cough with a G) often got mispronounced as go. So I’ve just taken the two merged them together and run with it.

How old are you?

I’m 20.

Where do you live/ where are you from?

I am born and raised New Zealand. My home city is Auckland! Although I have previously lived in France and can speak French too.

Is this blog full time? Do you have a day job?

I work on this blog part time as mostly a hobby at the moment. I am enjoying the challenge of creating content, and the environment that comes from writing about things you love and building a community that loves them too!

I work as an analytical organic chemist during the day (hahaha that sounds so intense! – it is not). I am going back to uni in 2018 to complete my masters studying plant genetics.

 What do you like to do your spare time?

I love to knit, mountain bike, run, go camping, watercolour, eat food and spend time with my friends and family in the afternoon sunshine.

What are your favourite posts?

I’ve listed my favourite three below, go check them out!

  1. Brie Vs. Camembert (I am a HUGE cheese fan).
  2. French follow up – I am still dreaming of southern France, and waiting for the day my bank account is ready to go back.
  3. Making peppermint marshmallows. This one really satisfies my sweet tooth, and the need for sass in my writing.

xoxo Bec