design :: interior

If you know me, you’ll know I’m a bit of an art freak. I absolutely adore solo art gallery trips, sketching in new sketchbooks (I usually buy a new one on every trip / gallery visit), and I love painting. I love art that much that French art is going to be 1/3 of my […]

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style :: questioned

Tout feu, tout charme It’s late on the first Monday night of June and I’m flicking through June/July’s Parisian Vogue as I watch a Netflix drama on an American robbery case. I have not had as relaxed an evening as this in a while. I have soothed my skin with my Sonya Nourishing Serum by […]

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faith :: anointment

The true you is rooted in the God of all creation. I have dived into plenty of devotionals lately, using several plans on the Bible app, as well as reading the Esther study on SheReadsTruth. I wouldn’t say I’ve been searching or seeking out God, but with having not been able to go to church […]

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year abroad :: toulouse

Determined to see more of France, I hastily reserved an Airbnb in one of France’s major cities. For an entire week… Of all my time spent in France (literally since birth), I have visited Dordogne, Rouen, Normandy and Paris and of course, have lived in Libourne, therefore spent time in Bordeaux too. Oh, and Arcachon […]

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life :: homebird

Picture this: lying in bed at 00:42, thoughts buzzing, happiness overflowing when really, you should be sound asleep. This is how I found myself on Friday night, la dernière soirée before my departure back to my beloved French home. It’s surprising the warmth and the joy I feel toward Libourne every time the dear town […]

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year abroad :: au fur et à mesure

Petit à petit, peu à peu*, whatever you want to call it…I’m happy to announce that my French is improving. I’m slightly wary of stating that with too much excitement, especially as not a day goes by where I don’t use wordreference.com – my absolute language-learning best friend. But, I do feel that French is finally coming […]

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year abroad :: settled

Once again it’s Sunday, and I find myself on a train back to Libourne. Church this afternoon/evening was charming, and it warmed my heart I be there after about 6 weeks of not being able to make the journey. With a preach on ‘Faith and Freedom’ with reference to Hebrews 11:23-29, tonight really struck a […]

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life :: a realisation

Now this isn’t something I would usually write about, nor am I one hundred percent confident writing about it. However, I woke up this morning, feeling pretty good after what turned out to be a ten hour sleep with a few disturbances in between. I did the usual social media scroll (a habit we all […]

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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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