Top bars and pubs in Toulouse

Since moving to Toulouse, I have pretty much eaten and drank my way through the entire city. They weren’t wrong when they said that theres a real aperitif culture in France, and I am definitely not complaining about it. Besides, living in the wine capital of the world, it would be culturally ignorant of me…

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My Honest Opinion on French University

I have been somewhat hesitant about writing this post, for fear that it would simply turn into one of the many angry, whiny rants that I have given to people who made the mistake of asking me about French university. However, for me, having a blog is all about being honest, so here I am, ready…

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‘By the Time I’m 21’…revisiting last year’s goals

If I told you that hearing my Spanish flatmate shout ‘GOALLLLLL’ at the tv during the Barcelona vs Liverpool match is what reminded me to do this post then you probably wouldn’t believe me…and you’d be right not to because it’s not true. Still, it’s a nice little thought isn’t it. What really reminded me…

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My Birmingham Birthday Bash

At the risk of sounding like a cynic, I must admit that I’m not usually all that excited for my birthday. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy celebrating and spending it with my family and friends, but I definitely don’t get that jittery feeling that we all used to get in our childhood. However, this year, somewhat…

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Comparison is the thief of joy

What is it about Sundays that turn us all into emotional wrecks? According to logic, Sunday should be just like any other day, but it seems that its position tucked neatly away at the end of the week seems to have transformed it into a day of sober reflection for all of us. Hangover or…

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I’ve only gone and done it…

If you’re a university student coming to the latter part of your degree like myself, you’re probably no stranger to the question ‘so what do you want to do when you leave?’. In fact, you’ve probably been asked it an uncomfortable amount of times, and with every Great Aunt, family friend or university tutor that probes…

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The Toulouse Metro: a Survival Guide

Have you ever loved something so much, yet absolutely hated it at the same time? These directly opposing feelings are actually a perfect description of how I feel about the metro in Toulouse. On one hand, it is my saviour and my travelling best friend. On the other hand, it’s the place where I am forced…

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lazy language learning: everyday hacks

Here I am, back again with another guide on how to be lazy. As if you actually need to be taught that. If you caught my first edition of lazy language learning then you obviously enjoyed it because here you are again, ready to discover more tips on how to succeed with minimal effort. If you didn’t…

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Cooking on a budget

Food glorious food. It’s one of the most wonderful things about life. Nothing brings you satisfaction quite like having a delicious meal, I mean it’s human nature…we simply love to eat. That’s why when students first fly the nest, we are unprepared for, and quite frankly shocked at how willing we are to spend the majority of…

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Beating the January blues

I must admit that I have been very lucky this January, spending a lot of time at home with my family and friends, eating all my mum’s great food, and in general having very few responsibilities. I don’t really have much to complain about. But in having such a wonderful January so far, I somehow…

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