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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Bottomless Brunching at Gas Street Social

Nothing screams birthday celebrations like friends, food and unlimited alcohol, and nothing marries these three components together better than a good old bottomless brunch. Therefore, that’s exactly how we decided to spend the morning of my friend’s 22nd birthday. I mean, it would have been rude not to. Choosing a brunching spot is a serious…

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LIFE UPDATE: Back to University

So it appears that after a year of living it up in the south of France for my year abroad, followed by a long old summer spent relaxing in the Greek Islands, I actually have to come back down to reality. A reality that involves abysmal weather, multiple essay deadlines and a student house that…

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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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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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‘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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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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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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