Rome, Naples and Everything In Between (Or After)…

Ciao a tutti, I hope everyone is well.  It has been a while since my last post -well, ‘a while’ is a bit of an understatement really..- but you might be happy to know that I’m still here and truly loving Italy and living in Parma! I said on my last post I would talk…

Not A Bad Start: Trips So Far

Ciao a tutti, I hope everyone is well and having a nice day. I feel like there is so much to say about Italy that I don’t know where to start.. University life has been going well and I’ve finally started my Teaching Placement which has been a lot of fun! But as promised, I’ll…

Well.. this is embarrassing!

Hello again, This is slightly embarrassing… my last blog post was nearly 3 months ago – oops. How time flies. Well I say that, but being in Grenoble feels like aaages ago. So much has happened since then – I am now nearly completely settled in in Parma and I am loving it – but…

The Best Weekend So Far!

So instead of working on one of the many things I have to do right now, I thought I’d put on Michael Bublé’s Christmas album and write about my weekend at the Strasbourg Christmas Market. Ever since coming to France I’d always hoped that I’d be able to visit the Strasbourg Christmas Market. I had…

My Timetable, Weekends Away & Chanting in French

It’s been a while since I made a post, the idea of doing one every week has truly gone out of the window… and for that I apologize (mainly to my dad – sorry dad). Life in Grenoble has been pretty decent. It’s beginning to get a lot colder which is very exciting – anything…

Je suis arrivée!

I began to feel slightly guilty sitting in my room watching Downton Abbey with a cup of tea and marmite on toast. I couldn’t have been more British if I tried. However, I was in France, on my year abroad… a time to get out of my comfort zone, to live and embrace the French…

6 Lessons in 6 Weeks at Grenoble

I had only seen a few photos of the Grenoble before I came to live here for four months (smart thinking there Claire…) and I have been very lucky with my choice. As the name of the university suggests, Grenoble is in the heart of the Alpes in southeast of France, and it is no…