Bonjouuur all. I am glad to say that I have made it through January, which has been nowhere near as difficult as I thought it would be. I was anticipating grey skies, early mornings, January blues and a complete lack of enthusiasm, but I have in fact been blessed with some sunny days, interesting outings […]

I wanted to post another blog before I return to England (and Amsterdam) for les vacances d’hiver, but my recent 9 – 6.15 timetable has made it difficult to turn notes into paragraphs and actually form a piece of writing. What better time then could Rosie have chosen to nominate me for the Sunshine Blogger […]

Bonjour et bonne année! I have now returned to France after spending a lovely two weeks at home for Christmas and New Year, which seemed to pass very quickly (as have the almost 2 weeks that I’ve been writing this post for…) My time at home was filled with nice things such as seeing family, […]

The Christmas holidays are now less than a week away, so I thought I’d write a final post to summarise part 1 of my year abroad. Let’s start with some statistics: Snails eaten: 0 New French drinking games: 1 Crêpes eaten: 3 Stripy t-shirts owned: 2 Berets owned: 0 (unless you count my fancy dress…) […]

I considered apologising for the large gap since my last post, but then I realised that I hardly have an audience sat waiting with bated breath and popcorn… Here’s a quick summary of last week’s highlights and achievements: A teacher referring to me and my class of all male 19 year olds telling me: “you’re […]

Salut! Week 7 has arrived and I’ve realised that my time here is actually whizzing by, much like the suited-up 40 year olds on scooters… Yes, I still find it hilarious that a scooter (and I don’t mean a motorised one) is the transport of choice for business men and women alike to wheel around […]

Despite being extremely happy about being allocated Lyon as my year abroad region, the amount of free time I have has meant I’ve developed a habit of flicking onto Rome2Rio and seeing where I could voyager without spending too much money. First discovery: I can get to Geneva for 18€. I excitedly blurted this out […]