Blog Category: Lifestyle

Creating My Cocoon

Creating My Cocoon
VALENCIENNES, France | I awoke feeling disorientated. Poking my nose from beneath the warm layers of duvets and fleecy blankets, I peered at the alarm clock in surprise; it was 7.30am and it was still dark outside! The days are becoming shorter, darker and it is roughly 5 degrees.  It is [ . . . ]

The Little Things

The Little Things
VALENCIENNES, France | I nervously entered the patisserie holding onto my 3 euros tightly. The storekeeper was preoccupied with another customer; I breathed and rehearsed what I had to say in my mind. Would she understand me? Would my 3 weeks of French classes be enough? “Bonjour! Je [ . . . ]