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Excuse My French, Part 11: Au revoir Avignon!

The 17th of December marked my last day in Avignon. Despite the final few exams in the last week (because by this point we had simply stopped caring) we enjoyed […]

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Year Abroad. Part 10: Home time

So here marks the end of my first semester, and it makes sense to end it as I began: hot, tired and uncomfortable. I’m sitting on a Ryanair flight to […]

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Excuse My French Part 9: Departure

Sadly, this is my last column before I move back to England. The time has come for me to repack my gargantuan suitcase and start the journey back home. As […]

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Excuse My French, Part 8: L’Expresso Strikes Back

Naturally, all it took for me to abandon the many reasons for missing a Tuesday night out at Espresso was the right text from the right person: “You out tonight?” […]

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Excuse My French, Part 7

So, naturally, our exams were inevitably followed by our exam results. After a few fails and a few actually quite pleasant surprises, and one minor dispute over proper English with […]

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Year Abroad. Part 6: La raclette c’est la vie

It’s come to that point of the year where I’ve finally made some friends of the same sex, which is just as well, because after over 2 months of almost […]

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Excuse My French: Part 5

What a fortnight. After the most refreshing yet heartbreakingly nostalgic trip back to London, I returned to Avignon to celebrate Halloween Erasmus style. That is to say, we all got […]

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Year Abroad. Part 4: In for a penne, in for a pound

It rained on the way to Monaco. Our dreams of touching down dressed to impress were gone and instead, having checked the weather forecast before I left that morning (Nan […]

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Part 3: Excuse my French, Exams & University

I write this sitting in the departure lounge at Marseille airport. In less than 3 hours, I will be breathing the sweet pollution of London air, and relearning how to […]