life :: unedited

So many times a day we betray our wild and wonderful selves in an attempt to blend in—and for what? The greatest joy occurs when we get out of our own way and allow for the unearthing of our unedited soul. -TheGoodTrade Happy Sunday lovelies! A new week begins tomorrow, and after a gorgeous yet rainy […]

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life :: firework

Wow, it feels like forever since I have contributed some words. But here I am, returned in force to hit you with some Monday mid-afternoon thoughts. Despite it being my favourite time of year this (past) week: Halloween and Bonfire Night, I’ve been lacking inspiration like never before. Having been ill with flu what what […]

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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 :: 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 :: 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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life :: lazy day

I thought Sundays were lazy in England, but no, the French are masters of the laid-back Sunday. I woke up early this morning to the meowing of my host’s cat, which had decided to perch itself on my wooden balcony, right outside the door next to my bed. As sweet as this good morning was, […]

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life :: impending

It is but four days now until I begin “living” in a country that’s not my own. The excitement is rapidly building, and the things that I needed to sort are falling into place, as if they were designed to from the beginning. I’m already absolutely shattered from such a long, busy, yet totally freakin’ awesome […]

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life :: sister sister

After feeling cramped in the house doing university work pre-France, and my sister having to practically teach herself a GCSE Geography module over summer, we both decided to change up our study locations. So, we took the Metro from Radcliffe to Market Street, Manchester with the plan to study in Manchester Central Library. Post-delicious hot chocolate […]

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