I've been given the keys to the office I work at because it's the previous intern's last working day, so after a quick lunch I headed straight back to the office to attempt to take my mind off the things it so desperately wants to cling on to and analyse endlessly.
After 6 months of searching for a job in France, I landed an internship at a real estate agent in Nice. I was not quite sure what my job would entail, but at the time I was simply relieved that I had finally secured a French internship after countless rejections. At this point, only a few weeks before the "year abroad period" was due to begin, I could finally allow myself to feel as excited as everyone else at the prospect of living and working abroad for the next year.
This post has been a while coming. Between the Easter break, exams and packing, the days have passed so quickly that, before I knew it, it was suddenly June. At the start of the Easter holidays I stayed in Stoke-on-Trent for a few days with my best friend from university. Having never been to or… Continue reading Sightseeing in Stoke-on-Trent
This is not quite the post I wanted to publish this week; the one I am currently working on is about my extended weekend in Stoke-on-Trent visiting my best friend from university, but since I'm having trouble remembering the chronology of the trip and keep forgetting to ask, I thought I'd write another post in… Continue reading Between a Rock and a Hard Place
On Friday 7th I went to a football match with my best friend. We watched the England-Italy match at Vale Park, as the Stoke City-Liverpool match had sold out quickly. The main difference: it was England Women-Italy Women. I confess that when I first walked into the stadium and saw the women's teams warming up… Continue reading Men versus Women
On Wednesday I had a few errands to run in the city centre. As I got off the tram I noticed nothing out of the ordinary - I was extremely anxious to go home to pack for the Easter holidays and did not care to stop for the sights I had seen countless times before.… Continue reading Around the World in 20 Minutes
I moved to Nottingham in September 2015 to start my undergraduate degree. In the year and a half that I've been living here, the only exploring I did was around campus and the city centre, including the two shopping centres. I had never taken the time to investigate the city's historical attractions, including the famous statue… Continue reading Robin Hood for a day
I recently found myself alone with 3 hours to spare between lectures. As soon as I arrived at the on-campus café in which I practically live, I happened to run into a friend and we sat down to chat while waiting for our respective lessons. Being on the line between friendly acquaintances and friends, the… Continue reading The Meaning of Words
It doesn't start off as a roller coaster. In fact, it creeps up on you, slowly, patiently; branching out inside you, establishing itself and making a home in your very core. You don't notice it at first, second, third. It doesn't affect you at the start, but after the first lap you find your energy… Continue reading Not quite a poem, not quite prose
Migration is a concept that has been around for as long as there has been life on Earth; early humans, pre-humans and animals all have a pattern of migration that is traceable back to the origins of each species. The most famous human migrations include the discovery of the Americas, workforce from Eastern Europe to… Continue reading Life as a Second-Generation Immigrant