Sweet dreams are made of this

When I started blogging I explained that I was a food snob and that I would limit myself to no more than one picture of food a week. Well, I’m breaking that promise – I am in the gastronomic capital of France how can I not be posting pictures of food all.the.time?! Today was very […]

It started straight off “Coming here is hell”, That’s his first words, We asked what he meant

There are a lot of clichés in sport and one of the most popular is “it was a game of 2 halves.” It is a terrible phrase but it perfectly summed up my day. My day started badly, very badly. I decided that due to my excessive amounts of clothes I would send 2 suitcases […]

I hear Jerusalem bells are ringing, Roman Cavalry choirs are singing

My first proper day in Lyon is over, I am pooped! I was told that studying abroad can be very tiring and they were definitely right – being constantly tuned in to another language, having to think about everything, really takes it out of you. It has been worth it though 🙂 Today I had […]

It’s the final countdown

Somehow I leave for France tomorrow. I have no clue where this summer has gone or where the first 2 years of my degree have gone for that matter! Going to live in France was always that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow – sounded amazing but I wasn’t ever actually going […]

Let’s fly away, let’s fly, let’s fly

Location: Lyon After months of packing (literally) and years of planning (I’ve wanted to study in France since I was 15) the dream finally became a reality – I’m now officially living in France. Seeing Lyon through the window of the plane was one of the most surreal feelings: that city, that one right down […]

Say hello and wave goodbye

It’s shiny and new and I just about understand how to work it… T minus 36 hours until I leave Bonny Scotland and head on over to France for a wee while. The whole moving thing hasn’t stressed me out too much until, well, today. It is just beginning to hit me that I’m leaving […]

I’m the king of the castle

Paris has the Eiffel Tower, New York has the Empire State Building, London has Tower Bridge – Edinburgh has the castle. Edinburgh Castle dominates the landscape, standing like a sentry for the city. It is a relic of the rich history of the city and the country as a whole. As you walk the streets […]

Even if we’re just dancing in the dark

Bars and clubs can go a number of different ways; (a) the high-end establishment that you just know you are going to be turned away from but you wouldn’t have been able to afford anything anyways so no real loss (b) the dive, the place you don’t really want to be seen but if there […]

Dance like no one’s watching you

The Edinburgh Festival is famous the world over. It is a festival of comedy, theatre, music, cabaret, spoken word, mime, circus….. If it is an artistic form then I promise you there is a space for it at the Edinburgh festival – think Portobello Road re Bedknobs and Broomsticks and make it into festival form! […]

We don’t need no education

There are some times when all you want to do is slob out and just not give a damn. When you can do this with other people, people who completely agree that large pizzas are the only way to go, music should always be played louder and that films that don’t screw with your mind […]