Year Abroad FAQ

Did you know I went on a year abroad? I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before… I’m not even ashamed to admit that I’ve become one of those annoying people that loves to talk about their year abroad at every given opportunity because fyi it was literally the best year of my life. So you best…

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Can your relationship really survive a year abroad?

I was actually asked to write this post a while ago by someone who was thinking of doing a year abroad, but it appears that I am a bad person and so it’s taken me several months to actually follow through with it. But better late than never I guess? Well that’s up to you…

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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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Gym Anxiety

I don’t know about you, but when I first hear the word gym, I instantly envisage a group of sweaty, bulging men, lifting weights whilst admiring themselves in the mirror and grunting at an almost offensive volume. I can almost taste the testosterone. As a five-foot-something, naturally petite female who had never lifted a weight…

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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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Staying motivated

There’s something about winter that evokes an infectious laziness amongst us. With fewer daylight hours, the need for multiple cosy layers and the indulgence in a whole lot of comfort food, it’s so easy to get lost in a void of procrastination at this time of year. Believe me, I’m currently experiencing it. I have…

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Loneliness at university

I have wanted to write this post for a while, if not since I actually began writing my blog a year ago (happy anniversary to me). I wrote in my first ever post that it was my experiences at university which largely drove me to begin blogging in the first place, and university life itself…

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Instagram vs reality: A friendly reminder

As I’ve been spending more time on social media lately trying to keep up an Instagram for this blog, it has prompted me to reflect on my perception of ‘real life’. We all know the constructed nature of Instagram and other social media platforms. We know deep down that influencers don’t wake up every day…

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