Emily has now retired from blogging. Hello! My name's Emily. I'm in my fourth year of a French and Spanish degree here at Leicester, which is also where I was born and raised. When I'm not working at becoming trilingual, I love horror films and travelling (I spent my year abroad in Colombia and France). Read my blog and feel free to ask me any questions about the year abroad, about the city of Leicester, or about studying Modern Languages at Leicester.
Have you seen Pulp Fiction? It’s a Tarantino cult classic that’s hard to forget with its copious amounts of cocaine, guns and bizarrely mundane dialogue throughout (there’s 5 minutes of screen time dedicated to a conversation about foot-rubs…). It’s a dialogue near to the beginning of the film that I wanted to talk about in […]
August has been a month of adjustment for me. I went home to Leicester at the start of the month and suffered from reverse culture shock, a subject which Katie wrote a really great blog post about here. I’d just adjusted to being back in England when I boarded my return flight to France. I’ll […]
My sister will be 24 in October, and for the first time she’s thinking about going to university. She wants to be a dietician. Knowing the nutritional value of foods is something of a hobby of hers. It’s a bit of a family joke recently that she’s gone barmy for avocados. This means we’ve been […]
There’s so much to explore in the south of France! Beautiful beaches, fields of golden sunflowers and even swamps full of noisy flamingoes. We’ve been on a few road trips recently, cruising past the Alpilles in a little car that’s seen better days: it screeches every time we have to brake. I really love horror […]
I’m a complete and utter language geek. The sound of a foreign language grabs my attention, I swoon over polyglots and the prospect of a long and difficult translation gets me excited. I’m a language junkie. I am exaggerating …slightly. However, being a language junkie is nothing to be ashamed of: recent studies show that being […]
Last Friday we went to a restaurant just round the corner from the apartment I’ve been renting for the past 5 months in Avignon. I’ve seen this particular restaurant many times on my way to and from uni. It’s painted a dark purple and over the door in gothic gold letters it states: “Le Bistrot […]
Hello! This is my first blog post so I thought I’d introduce myself to you all. I’m studying French and Spanish at Leicester and I’ve just finished my third year which means I’ll be heading back to Leicester for my fourth and final year in October. The third year of a languages degree is a […]