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…

A taste of home, without actually going home.

Hello hello bonjour! So, what was I last babbling on about? Probably skiing. Oh, and yes I did finish Breaking Bad. I have since been skiing again several times – Deux Alpes last Saturday was phenomenal, the resort was practically deserted because it was changeover day, so Ciara and I spent the whole day zooming…

Half-way through semester 2 – what?!

In the past week I’ve been skiing again, TWICE – are you surprised? On Thursday I went to 7 Laux and luckily the weather was a lot better this time; beautiful sunshine all afternoon. Then on Saturday I went to 2 Alpes and the resort was practically deserted as it was changeover day (the end…