The interrail blues cut short by jetting off to Mallorca.

And so begins blog post number 2 in my “series” of travelling blogs. After a quick 3-day turnaround back in Wiltshire after interrailing, it was time to repack my bags and be on my merry way to Manchester. Drama number 1: I got to Chippenham train station with plenty of time to spare, yet ‘plenty…

Interrailing!

Wow this has been a long time coming – I haven’t blogged in what feels like forever so now it’s time for the first blog in a series of “travelling” blog posts. I’ll start with a blog about my interrailing – a 3-week adventure through Europe with my one and only university bezzie Naomi. On…

Au revoir Grenoble, hello interrailing!

And thus it ends, on its 27th blog post my year abroad saga is coming to a close. ‘Franglais the day away’ will remain the title and URL of my blog, but my blog will no longer be about my year abroad (which is now finished!) – I will keep all of my year abroad posts…

My Italian tour and the nearing end of Erasmus.

Because I’ve been so busy I feel like I’ve neglected my blog a bit by not having blogged for 2 weeks – oops!! The last 2 weeks have been so exciting and full of fun, of course. I’ve said goodbye to a lot of friends – the people who have made my year abroad the…

Wow – my life is a whirlwind.

Going back to last week when I flew back to France (am I still going on about that??? – yes), something so funny happened that I weirdly forgot to mention in my last blog post. So I was sat amongst a hoard of French school students who had evidently just done a school exchange in…

Back in France after a smashing 2 weeks in the UK!

She’s back! This post’s a long one… I am officially back in frog-land and ready to devour lots of tacos, baguettes, cheese and pâté.. yes I am aware that’s every single French stereotype apart from the ones that they wear stripes, berets and garlands of onion all the time. I am actually wearing a stripey…

A reggae festival, a beer festival, oh AND I’m going home!

You’ll be pleased to know that my interview with the ex-mayor went well last week, I have 10 minutes’ worth of very enlightening data so that’s added a super-interesting element to my year abroad project (super-interesting if you’re interested in the Tour de France..). After having added that data into my project I then did…

YARP, a spontaneous ski and a few days in bed.

Yarp, you guessed it right, the blooming YARP is driving me crazy. I am however on 5400 words out of the supposed 6000 word limit and I’m on the final stretch now. I’m doing a last-minute interview for my project this afternoon so the data from that and also writing my conclusion will finish off my…

Blog post 20, and counting..

Here I am, sat with a cup of peppermint tea in a Union Jack mug (the tea is in the mug, not me, oh English), listening to Ed Sheeran and pushing all my responsibilities aside like a typical Brit on a year abroad and sitting down to write this blog post. I could be working…

My (probably useless) advice for a year abroad in France.

Starting with the all important… HYGIENE Be prepared for the lack of toilet seats and the abundance of mixed-gender toilets in public places. BUY A TOILET SEAT (if you’re in halls, IKEA do the cheapest ones) Your quads will be insane after having to squat over so many seatless toilets French deodorant is really not…