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…

When one door closes…

‘Ello, ‘Ello, ‘Ello How are we all? We’re at the end of January already, would you believe it? It’s always a tough month. The cold, the dark mornings, the backlog of things to sort after Christmas – it can often feel a bit ‘bleugh’. Well, for those of us in England anyway. I hate to…

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…

What Uni has taught me so far

I move to France in 3 weeks. THREE WEEKS PEOPLE. As I sit here contemplating the magnitude of this next chapter in my life, I can’t help but also be amazed that I have already survived two years at University. I feel like a broken record but that time has floooown by. Whoosh. Just like…

So, it’s been a while…

Sorry about that. I stepped aboard the second year train, not fully prepared for the pace at which we would be travelling. Not long after the engine kicked in and we picked up speed, I realised that I was on board one of those high speed trains and not the gently chugging steam train that…

Guess who’s back, back again…

It’s been a while. A few weeks ago, I picked up sticks and headed back up to the hilly land of Sheffield. It’s been wonderful but as you can imagine, things have been preeee-tty busy. In amongst settling in, beavering around making our new house a home, walking up endless hills and remembering how to…

“I Simply Remember My Favourite Things…”

“…and then I don’t feeeeel….so baaaaad!” Who doesn’t like to don their inner Maria and break into song every now and then? I certainly do. In fact, I remember often singing this particular song in the playground during lunch time at primary school when my friends were on a different sitting to me. Being the…

Snuggly Sunnies

Oh, the times i’ve dug out my sunnies from the bottom of my bag after a long plane journey only to find a huge scratch across one of the lenses. It’s annoying with a capital A. Admittedly, I’ve never bought any sunglasses more expensive than £10, mainly because I rarely find a pair that don’t…

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Life is full of journeys. The journey to the toilet in the middle of the night. The journey to the co-op when you realise you’re out of wine. The journey to see a loved one. The journey to ‘find yourself’. Journeying; it’s what we do well. I’ve been on many journeys this year. I moved…

Who is Jesus and why do I love Him?

Hello hello! Congrats! You’ve stumbled across my first ever blogpost! Honestly, I’ve been kind of dreading this part. If you have read the ‘About Me‘ section of my blog, you’ll know how much I love writing so it might seem odd that I would be fearful of it. But as a perfectionist, I was wanting…