Category Thoughts

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 […]

Lauren in Lyon 3: Swallowed by a self check-out

If you’ve decided to read this post because of the title, you have a lot of scrolling to do before reaching the explanation. Firstly, I thought I’d centre this post on how things are going at my lycée and collège as, apart from the administrative side of things, I don’t actually feel I’ve spoken much […]

Lauren in Lyon 1: La première semaine

It’s been almost a week since I arrived in Lyon and I am literally just sitting down to write something about it. It’s been a very busy week, and I think it’s only hit me today how tired I actually am! However, to start from the beginning… The airport wasn’t a brilliant start. I’d spent […]

The Liebster Award

I was reading a blog post of Bec‘s the other day, and thinking about how nice it was that her lovely blog had been nominated for a Leibster Award. Scrolling through the nominees, I let out a huge ‘awww’ to see my blog on the list! So thank you for making my day! The rules […]

“What’s a consonant?” “LIKE AFRICA” – The advantages of being a tutor

Unlike the previous 3 years spent working in retail, I haven’t actually worked much over this Christmas period (that now seems so distant…) Usually, the return to work would be a dreaded experience and unfortunately this seems to be true for most people. This year, however, I was actually looking forward to going back to […]


8.30am: I’ve just been awoken by Gary Glitter shouting about ‘Another Rock and Roll Christmas’ and I am reminded that I really must change my keen Christmas alarm soundtrack. Not long since having recovered from the mild heart attack that this caused, I am launched into another state of panic as a loud hammering begins […]