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Lauren in Lyon 13: The beginning of the end…

Hellooooooo. I have accidentally left myself with A LOT to write about and very little time to do so. I can’t believe that the much anticipated year abroad is now over, but I have managed to hold myself together long enough to write about the final few weeks. The Tour de France Having decided not […]

Lauren in Lyon 12: Too old for Coco-Pops, too young for Weetabix

It’s the final few weeks and, although I am determined to give it my all, I must admit that I’m still playing my favourite game of ‘dodge-the-teacher-who-wants-me-at-8am’. If British children and students think their 9ams are difficult, this is a whole different ball game. This post suddenly became considerably rambly, so I added in some […]

Lauren in Lyon 11: French women don’t just skip around in berets…

Hello to anybody who has made it this far with me! I’ll be honest, in October even I didn’t think I’d still be here in March, so to still be writing about my adventures here feels a little surreal. I’m now on the final stretch in France and have 5 teaching weeks left *holds back […]

Lauren in Lyon 10: Marchés, musées and mishaps

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 […]

The Sunshine Bloggers Award

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 […]

Lauren in Lyon 9: We’re halfway there!

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, […]

Lauren in Lyon 5: C’est les vacances!

Friday 20th October marked the start of the Vacances de Toussaint in France, so I decided to take full advantage of the time off with a surprise visit to Manchester, a couple of nights in Geneva and an upcoming trip to Paris. With Manchester and Geneva accomplished, I’m back in the land of stripes and […]