There’s a small army of British students working and studying abroad in France. They’re fairly easy to spot – often found looking quizzically at coffee shop menus where you can only get a shot of caffeine, or pay an extra 3€ merely for the addition of frothy milk. Or, they’ll ask if there is any … Continue reading The French Year Abroad: What do Brits miss when they move to France?
I’m organising the documents on my laptop when suddenly a file appears. A hideous, lingering secret of my past that I haven’t revisited since I was 17. My personal statement. A dark blip in my life. It’s been three years since I wrote the most embarrassingly pompous 4000 characters you could ever imagine. For some … Continue reading Roasting my Personal Statement
You may try and claim it as your bit of quintessential British comfort but you’ll have to prise it out of our cold, dead hands first Continue reading Why The Great British Bake Off is an absolute socialist paradise
I’m in Paris. I made it. I’m sat on my casting-couch-esque red pleather sofa in my flat in Bastille, exhausted and overwhelmed, my tights still slightly damp from the rainstorm I got caught in from the way home from work. There are already tea mug rings on our white dining table. There’s a fluoresent ‘Dancing … Continue reading The French Year Abroad: Week 1
In less than a week, I’m moving to Paris for a year as part of an obligatory third year abroad for my degree. I’m pretty terrified. I was never homesick going to Uni, used to living in busy cities my whole life, but Paris? Unfriendly, bureaucratic, expensive? The nerves began months ago, sat in a … Continue reading The French Year Abroad: A Before-You-Go Guide
Originally posted on The Indiependent Having aired for a whopping 24 seasons since 2003 with no sign of stopping, the America’s Next Top Model franchise is a force to be reckoned with, being shown in 170 countries worldwide. It taught us how to smize, tooch, spot dreckitude, and supply us for life with Miss J … Continue reading 8 Times ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Aired Worrying American Attitudes
Dodie, full name Dorothy Clark, has released her second EP ‘You’ today after substantial online buzz. Following on from the theme of previous EP ‘Intertwined,’ ‘You’ exhibits Clark’s mature songwriting ability, conglomerating complex and dark issues with her brand of sunny songwriter-pop. Opener ‘In The Middle’ is a catchy, slick, witty song (“about a threesome”, … Continue reading EP Review: ‘You,’ Dodie