Every country has a national anthem, a song which expresses national identity, recalls history and praises the people. A great form of patriotism, indeed.
Digestives are popular biscuits in the UK – great for dunking into your tea or coffee! So, it’s easy to see why ‘chocolate digestive cakes’ are a real favourite in my family.
Writing about French pâtisseries in my previous article has inspired me to share with you a collection of 'fridge cake' recipes.
I lived in France for three months in a small city called Montbéliard.
I've been learning to drive since September. So far, I've had 19 lessons and it's going well. But it's not easy.
Last September, I went to Paris to visit some friends. We had a great time, seeing the main sites and going out for dinner.
For the last three months of my year abroad in Seville, I lived in a new flat (in the area of Nervión) with a Spanish boy and two French girls – and we spoke to one another in Spanish.
I know that speaking is an important part of learning a language. But speaking and communicating are two very different things.
Cycling was a big part of my childhood. I cycled all the time; alone, or with friends, it was always a great pastime.
When you go somewhere new, it’s hard to imagine yourself living there permanently. At first, everything is different: You’re in a new place with new people and nobody knows you. It’s terrifying.