Life around the world

Every country has a national anthem, a song which expresses national identity, recalls history and praises the people. A great form of patriotism, indeed.

Life around the world

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.

Life around the world

Writing about French pâtisseries in my previous article has inspired me to share with you a collection of 'fridge cake' recipes.

Life around the world

I lived in France for three months in a small city called Montbéliard.

Life around the world

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.

Life around the world

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. 

Life around the world

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.

Life around the world

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.



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