I still remember the first time I said goodbye to my Mum. We stood in the middle of the bustling ‘St Michel’ metro station in Paris, crying in each others arms. I had left my little town in the North West of England to go study in Paris for three years. I still remember the … Continue reading Coping with homesickness
I love visiting London during Christmas time! There’s such a buzz and magical atmosphere all around the city. I first visited London two years ago while I was living in Paris. I took the Eurostar from Gare du Nord and in less than 3 hours, I had arrived at St Pancras! It felt weird that I knew Paris better … Continue reading London at Christmas
I remember the first time I travelled solo. I was 19 and an Au Pair in Grenoble for Summer. I had the weekends free and wanted to explore nearby cities. However, the thought of travelling by myself even if it was just for weekends seemed so daunting. But I took the plunge and packed my backpack for … Continue reading Travelling by yourself? On a budget? Want to meet people from all over the world? Everything you need to know about hostels!
After 5 months of not being in the city where I studied and felt I grew up in, I finally flew back for New Years to see my friends and the city I cherish. My days in Paris were spent catching up with friends, having a glass of wine in my favourite bars, eating pains au chocolat … Continue reading New Year in Paris
No need to mention where this beautiful city is… I mean, I only blog about it ALL the time (such a cliché blogger, I know!) As Summer draws to a close, Parisians return to work and tourists dissipate. Finally, the true Parisian atmosphere is restored. There is a crispness in the air and leaves are … Continue reading The city you should visit this Autumn
For three weeks, I was living in Cahors where I was working six days a week teaching two French children my native language. Whilst the eldest spoke good English but found it difficult to read, the youngest loved reading in English but had no confidence speaking. Therefore, I was always trying to think of new … Continue reading Fun ways to teach English – tried and tested
So I’ve been unable to access the internet during these past few weeks since I have spent my time working as an English teacher in Cahors – a town situated in the region of Midi-Pyrénées. I was living in the grandfather’s house whose grandchildren I was teaching. Therefore, I was unfortunately unable to blog. Nevertheless, … Continue reading Life as an English teacher in the Midi-Pyrénées in France