April 2015

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7 practical tips to learn a second language (or what worked for me!)

So first let me say that I’m still improving! I will always be improving! I have good days and bad days. I have days where I can’t stand the sound of my own accent. And other days where I feel like the...

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It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it!

When I look back over the past (almost!) five years of living in France, I sometimes forget that it was such a huge undertaking. That’s not to say that we’re on the pig’s back now and everything...

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Not so slim pickings

The weather is continuing to resemble Summer days here for the moment. We’ve had the odd day of rain and grey skies, but all in all, we’ve been making the most of getting out and about this week. The...

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Underworld

I’ve been away for a few days, and they were much needed! Although I haven’t really travelled to many other countries, I do like to get around as much as I can! I’m like a bird on a wire –...

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The key to happiness

Even before I ever thought I would live there, I used to daydream about living in France. Then when I knew it was a possibility that I was going to live there, I used to continue to entertain those daydreams. At...