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Exploits while working in Lyon, and beyond…


2015 Assistantship

Au revoir Lyon

This post has been a work in progress for so long that it has undergone several revisions to reshape it each time a milestone of some sort passed. I have basically given up and am well aware it is a mess.... Continue Reading →

The month that was

March, like every other month, has felt like it passed way too quickly, and yet when I look at everything I've been up to some of it feels like aeons ago! While the month was not marked by any one spectacular... Continue Reading →

Vacances d’hiver, vacances divers(es) – part 2

Part two of my jam-packed winter holidays. If you have not read part one, you can find it here. From Carcassonne, I arrived back in Lyon around 5pm on the Friday, and was on the road again by midday Saturday for... Continue Reading →

Vacances d’hiver, vacances divers(es) – part 1

I predicted that this instalment would be jam-packed, and I was not wrong. In a move never before seen on this blog I have therefore decided, for everyone's sanity, to split it into two parts, à la everyone's favourite movie franchises. Week one... Continue Reading →

Un petit update

Hi all, Just a mini update this week to cover the last month or so - there's a bumper update round the corner so I thought it best to get this backlog out of the way! Highlights since I last... Continue Reading →

Bonne Année

If I had a dollar for every time I have heard 'bonne année' so far this year I would have an impressive coin collection. Unlike 'happy new year' which I feel is wished really only in the spirit of midnight, and... Continue Reading →

C’est les vacances!

Oh what a night/weekend I said at the end of my last post that I was looking forward to having my friend Sarah visit for the weekend. Well, it didn't disappoint! It kicked off at 10pm Friday evening when her... Continue Reading →

C’est l’hiver!

Kia ora all Less than a month ago I was writing about how autumnal it was, and now winter has well and truly arrived (before the first of December might I add). Here are some highlights from the past three... Continue Reading →

C’est l’automne!

Bonjour tout le monde, Voilà some highlights from the past couple of weeks: Chamonix In the first week of the holidays I finally got round to something I'd been wanting to do since I was first here two years ago... Continue Reading →

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