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…

Adventures: Saint-Quentin and Paris.

So, where shall I start? I braved the French hairdressers and walked out with probably the best haircut I’ve ever had – complete with a new block fringe and healthy hair following a treatment and head massage (aka heaven). Last Thursday morning I headed up to Paris on the train – the fast train only…

Skiing, planned adventures, and yes, a taco.

  Ok it has been too long, maybe some of you are relieved to have a break from my babbling, but for those of you who are avid fans of my babbling (most likely just my mum – mum you do like my blogs don’t you??), I’m sorry this post is a few days late….

Snow and the start of semester 2.

Unfortunately there was only so much lazing around I could do before having to make my own timetable and start lectures again.. so on Monday lessons began, but for a couple of weeks it’s like a ‘testing the water’ period so you can chop and change between lectures until you decide what you really want…

More embarrassing things happened to me.. are you surprised?

The biggest piece of news is that I finally bought ski boots; I used the Christmas money from both sets of my Grandparents to buy them – so thank you Grandma, Grandad, Nana and Grandpa I’m very grateful!! The boots I ended up buying were the ones I set my heart on as soon as…

Christmas, New Year and studying blues.

Long time no see.. or I guess I should say ‘post’ even though it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. I had a lovely 2 weeks at home for Christmas, the time literally flew by though and before I knew it I was back in Grenoble. I only saw about half the people…