year abroad :: moments

It’s 20:22 and I’m on a train home back to Libourne. After a long day shopping, I’m worn out, my feet ache and I’ve a rumbling stomach. But what a great week it has been. Plus, how sick is this view of Bordeaux from today – completely unedited too! That’s what you get for replacing […]

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year abroad :: ease

So far I am easing back into life here in the South West of France. It’s shocking to think I’ve nearly been back a whole week, and even more scary how soon the end of my ‘year abroad’ is approaching. But in true Anna-style, I’m delaying it until as late as possible. It’s been great […]

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year abroad :: bonne année

Happy New Year to you all! I may be a few days late with that one, but as I just arrived back in France yesterday, it felt apt. It was lovely to go home for Christmas and spend time with my family and a few of my friends. I was suitably knackered so spent the […]

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year abroad :: fresh

Within the 22 days I’ve not posted, life appears to have been rather dull. I’ve really been struggling to deal with my emotions and battling against my mental health. I began to feel rather numb and rather lost, which has made both working and my social life difficult. But, I knew this Year Abroad wasn’t […]

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year abroad :: to lose, to find

If things couldn’t get any more infuriating here in Libourne, I woke up on Friday morning with five mosquito bites. I went to bed knowing full-well that one was flying about my room, but it of course did not want to be caught. So I left it, and hid under my duvet (which isn’t really […]

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year abroad :: emotion

A month in now. More than a month. And that just seems crazy. Raging hormones, slight homesickness and just general frustration at life have led me for the second time this week to sitting on a park bench crying. But, I have the best view. The bench overlooks a gorgeous old tree whose trunk is […]

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year abroad :: frustration

*Disclaimer: This is along the lines of a rant.* I’m feeling a little regretful that I lost track of journaling my days here in Libourne, especially when it comes to a writing a new blog post, but when I’m alone, I just want peace. Or, my bed. I just want to shut my eyes and […]

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year abroad :: un mois

So as I’m nearly a month into living in the second motherland, I thought it about time for reflection. There’s so much to discover every single day, and it’s so exciting when something new happens. Just this past week, I’ve made an incredible friend and been introduced to so many other kind people, who treat […]

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year abroad :: short but sweet

Finally!!! I have time for a blog post. So I’ve officially been in France three weeks as of tonight. I can’t believe three weeks ago I was on a plane to Bergerac. I genuinely never expected to feel quite as home as this. Of course, it’s not simple. Every day there is something new I […]

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