Placements

  • J'ai la flemme - I can't be bothered

    Today I went out with my housemates to get a beer, chill with my neighbors and then go and visit the guy who used to live in my room (he’s friends with the housemates). It was great fun as always...

  • Errer comme un âme en peine - Wandering like a lost soul

    Today was the most frustrating I’ve had since I’ve been here (and it really wasn’t that bad which says something). What people assume about French bureaucracy from stereotypes is true: they have everything organized and in place so in theory...

  • Se sentir chez soi - to feel at home

    Today I really didn’t do much at all. I woke up extremely tired, and perhaps a little headachey… Moving country is tiring (and maybe the beer has something to do with it). But my housemates dragged me out for a...

  • Corrida - Bullfight

    This morning, after a little lie in, I got the bus to Arles with some Erasmus friends. The bus was baking hot and took around 2 hours and when we got there, after refreshing ourselves with crêpes, we realized the...

  • Les mecs - The guys

    Today was the first time I got to socialize properly with my housemates. I went to an Erasmus meetup at a bar and when my friends left I found my housemates and we all had a night out together. They...

  • Apéro - Aperitif

    Apéro may well be my favourite word so far. It’s a little drink you have in the evening, maybe before you eat, but we had it before, during and after last night… It had to be done! My recommendation is...

  • Un ventilateur - a fan

    Yesterday I slept awfully; the road outside my house was noisy, the bed wouldn’t unfold to its normal size and it was BOILING, BAKING, BEYOND ROASTING hot, the entire night long… I must have got about 20 minutes of sleep....

  • Arrivées - Arrivals

    Arrivées – the first word I saw when I got off the plane and stepped into the airport. It could only mean one thing: the Year Abroad had started… My journey was actually a fairly easy one. Around two hours...

  • Parola du Jour - about my blog

    This year, I will be spending one semester studying in Aix-en-Provence, France and the other doing the same in Naples, Italy. I cannot wait to get going, and to document my time there I've decided to post a new word...

  • Virtual Reality and Cacti

    It was my first Saturday in London and I was just starting to feel as if I was getting some kind of grip on the city. We were sat in the Uber I had so expertly ordered, as if to...