Lessons From Life Abroad

“Oh yes, I totally understand what you mean. See, when I was on my year abroad….” Wow, am I now going to be that person? I’m afraid I might just be. I will try my best to limit the level of cringeworthy content in this post, but I can’t guarantee that there won’t be phrases…

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Drawing to a Close || The Sevilla Saga #6

Well, here we are. It’s been a little full on recently, hence the lack of updates. I’ve just indulged in some yummy time at home celebrating my big sister getting married to her best friend. It was a dreamy few weeks, not to mention full of emotion. I can’t count the times my eyes have…

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Flea Markets and Fairs || The Sevilla Saga #5

In contrast to the very travel heavy blog post I wrote last, this one will stay a little closer to home. These past few weeks have mainly comprised of me churning out work for both Seville and Sheffield, reading, cooking, flamenco dancing (more on that later!) and just meandering around this beautiful city. This week…

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A Drop of Sherry and a Splash of Rain || The Sevilla Saga #4

As I was warming up my fingers to tap out another blog post, I realised that it has been a whole month since I last wrote. How has that happened? Time seems to have just evaporated into thin air these past few weeks. It’s possibly because my studies have recently stepped up a notch, so…

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Visits and Vistas || The Sevilla Saga #3

The sun surely did get its hat back on. For reference, it’s been hot enough to get an accidental sunglasses tan when eating lunch outside. That was a look, I can tell you. But the sun wasn’t the only thing to bring warmth to my life these past few weeks – I got to see…

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Architecture, Angel Hair and Achy Hearts || The Sevilla Saga # 2

I was right when I said that I wouldn’t be short of blog inspiration whilst I’m out here in Spain. Over the past few weeks, I’ve made the most of the terrace of my house to enjoy reading my bible in the sun, I’ve sampled some more Andalusian specialties in quaint and quirky tapas bars,…

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Plazas, Palaces and Porky Surprises | The Sevilla Saga #1

About three weeks ago, I was sat at home like a deer in the headlights of what stood before me. I was going to be moving to a new city with nowhere to live, with no connections or any idea of what I was going to be doing at uni, knowing full well that my…

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Bordeaux Banquets || Postcards from Pau #6

And just like that, I’m back for Christmas. I would be lying if I said that I hadn’t been counting down the days to come home. The last month has been a challenge, not least because of the political mess dressed up in yellow HiVis vests that’s been gracing the streets of France recently. So…

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Pourquoi Pas? // Postcards from Pau #5

When presented with a whole week off University, I decided I was going to make the most of this opportunity and do a spot o’ travelling. When I realised that it was impossible to see the whole of France in one week, I settled for two cities at the top of my ‘To Visit’ list;…

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Reality Checks and Reflections || Postcards from Pau #4

I’m into the twelfth week of living the Palois life and i’m really starting to feel it. If my year abroad is like a marathon, or like one my less impressive 5k runs, then I have definitely hit that wall. You know, the wall where any energy you had to begin with has dissipated but…

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