Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 11:37
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by LouiseH

I have just returned to the UK after a year living abroad in France.

Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 10:16
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Stereotype No. 1: the British love to drink tea: You must drink endless cups of tea.

Friday, 10 June, 2016 - 10:14
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I was lucky enough to take a short trip to Warsaw, the capital of Poland, a few days ago and it was such a great city to visit.

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016 - 13:47
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by LouiseH

When you are learning a foreign language one of the hardest things to grasp is how and when to use colloquial idioms and expressions.

Monday, 9 May, 2016 - 08:22
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by LouiseH

A lot of the time when I reveal to my French friends that I am a vegetarian, a look of horror comes over their faces! ‘What do you eat?’ they ask me.

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016 - 15:04
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One of the hardest parts of living abroad is being away from your loved ones, especially your family.

Saturday, 9 April, 2016 - 23:21
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Oddly, when you’re on your year abroad, keeping up with essential language learning tasks like grammar practice or memorising vocabulary can fall by the wayside.

Saturday, 9 April, 2016 - 17:44
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What to say about Naples? After having been living in Italy for a couple of months, I felt like I had got the hang of living here.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 09:49
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by CleaG

Ever since arriving in South America, I have been constantly comparing their esteemed empanada to the British version that I am so familiar with: the Cornish pasty.

Tuesday, 29 March, 2016 - 09:45
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The other day I was talking to an American friend about how I wanted to make flapjacks.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 - 06:33
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I’m a big fan of trying to save the environment, and this month is the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) annual Earth Hour.

Tuesday, 15 March, 2016 - 06:32
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by ZarahK

Saint Patrick’s Day is a national Irish holiday that is celebrated on the 17th of March every year. It is a celebration of Saint Patrick, Ireland’s patron saint, who died on that date.

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:36
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by LouiseH

A couple of weeks ago my parents came out to visit me in the South West of France for a holiday over my February break.

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 11:31
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I have just returned from a weekend away with my friends and on the journey back home I took some time to reflect back on the past couple of months since I arrived in France in September.

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 09:41
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You just have to try this recipe!

Monday, 14 March, 2016 - 09:37
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Veganism. What does it mean? To some of you it might be a completely new word and it’s certainly a word I have only become familiar with in recent years.

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 16:54
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I have just arrived back in France after a short trip to England to spend a few days with my family and to meet my niece Elsie who was born a few weeks (she is tiny and adorable).

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 16:51
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Last year, I went WWOOFing (Willing Workers on Organic Farms) at a beautiful organic farm in the south of La Réunion. With WWOOFing, volunteers exchange their time and work for food and board.

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 08:16
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by TashaD

Most weekends, my friends and I cook something all together and have a fun themed party. So far, we have had traditional Spanish, Mexican and Italian themed evenings which have been a lot of fun!

Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 08:16
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by LouiseH

The area where I live at the moment in the south-west of France is predominantly Catholic so the celebration of Mardi Gras (known in the United Kingdom as Shrove Tuesday) and the beginnin

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