Welcome to the Ghetto

I must admit that I have never really been a fan of golf, nor has it ever really been my forte, unless you count playing it on Wii sports. As far as sports go, it’s pretty far down my list. That was until alcohol, neon lights and some seriously cool decor were added to the…

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Spa day at The Marriott Hotel

In anticipation of going back to university soon and actually having to do some hard work, I thought it was important that I take some preemptive measures to maintain feeling calm and relaxed, and what better way to do that than to go to a spa? Back in May, for my boyfriends birthday, his family gave him and…

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I Walked Across the Globe…

That’s right guys, I really have walked across the globe. It was exhausting and both mentally and physically challenging, but I managed it. Okay so my version of the ‘globe’ might be precisely 1.8 million times smaller than the actual planet we’re living on, but let’s not be pedantic.   One of the things I have always…

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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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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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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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