You only get one shot do not miss your chance to blow

Test day. Literally feels like being back at school, preparing for a class test that feels like the biggest thing ever!! The test today wasn’t quite as important, the result is used simply to decide on the level of your French and as a result which language class you will be spending your time in […]

Give me a toot, I’ll sell you my soul, Pull my strings and I’ll go far

Normally I live within walking distance of all the places I need to go to, not here. Due to this fact, I am working on the whole public transport business. Having been on time twice this week and ridiculously early once I had to complete the whole set by being late-ish today The fact that […]

The hands of the clock give me a round of applause for getting out of bed

Since being in Lyon I have had so many fantastic photo opportunities, often leaving me with the pleasant problem of having to pick which photo I want to publish. Today however I was a little stumped. In Glasgow my lectures would normally start at 9am at the earliest and even then that wasn’t a given, […]

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 […]

Pack it up pack it in, let me begin

So you’re moving to a different country for 9 months or so – what do you pack? There’s the obvious: essential clothes (jeans,t-shirts, sweaters, underwear, pyjamas, sports clothes) normal use shoes (a few pairs of flats, a pair of heels, trainers) hair essentials (straighteners, hairdryer) creature comforts (blanket, books, diary) everyday essentials (towels, bedding) Now […]

If not now then when? …. Later

This is an image that no student should have to see during the height of summer: the revision books out. When I should have been out enjoying the sun, basking in the heatwave that isn’t currently engulfing the country instead I was holed up inside, pouring myself over coursework. I guess that is what happens […]