Rue d'Angleterre, Orleans (2)

Year Abroad Blog – #11 Home and Away

MAYBE IT’S BECAUSE I’m English that I find myself beginning this update with talking about the weather, but I would feel horribly unsatisfied if you reached the end of it without knowing how great the weather has been.  Recently Orleans has been blessed with a continual stream of sunshine, with temperatures creeping well into the…

Cathedrale Ste Croix, Orleans

Year Abroad Blog – #10 The Meaning of Life

DISCLAIMER: FRANCE HAS not turned me into a philosopher and this post is most definitely not of a philosophical slant. When I say ‘life’ I mean my little life here in France, and when I say ‘meaning’ I roughly mean ‘what I’m actually doing here in the first place’.  This was the first and only…

JeSuisCharlie

Year Abroad Blog – #7 Blue Wednesday

A FOGGY HEATHROW. That means a flight delayed by an hour – a bearable delay, but a delay that made leaving home a little harder, as all I could think about was my bed as I sat sandwiched between prattling passengers in the departure lounge. It’s crazy, however – a journey of little under 400…