Whew so it's been a while since I've posted and quite a bit has happened since then. I won't get too caught up talking about how I haven't been posting, but I promise you I have a good reason. Let's start with Christmas: Christmas 2018 For Christmas I went home for almost a week. It … Continue reading Life in France Update – March 2019
I have tried countless "learn a language" apps. Like most people, I started with Duolingo, but I soon found it to be absolutely useless. I tried several other apps, but all of them ending in me losing interest and not really learning much in the end. But alas, finally I have found something that works … Continue reading The Best App For Learning a Language!
As I create my custom french class, as outlined by the Fluent Forever method (have I mentioned this enough times yet?), I had to decide what vocabulary I would need to succeed living in France. While still in Ireland, I made a list of words and phrases related to my serving job for french. This … Continue reading French Vocabulary: Babysitter Language!
Living in Ireland, I learned they had quite the drinking culture. Okay well, I actually already knew that, but I didn't realize how thoroughly engrained it is in their society. The weather is not often nice, and instead often cold and bitter. What better way to spend the day than in a nice warm pub, … Continue reading The Irish Whiskey Museum of Dublin, and Why You Need to Go
So it’s been roughly 3 months of studying French and as with studies and everything, there have been ups and down. Thankfully I can more confidently say that I am getting better and more confident in my French and slowly becoming less shy in speaking. I think a lot of it has to do with … Continue reading French Progress Report: 3 months
I wrote this post originally 4 years ago. I came to Europe and was delighted by all the flowers everywhere. I was delighted by all the sales of flowers as well and how it was so easily accessible to buy plants and bouquets. I also find that many more people actually buy plants and flowers, … Continue reading The Flower Shops of Europe
It's been about a month and a half since I started seriously learning and studying french. In Ireland I had checked out a grammar book on french and signed up for the apps that the Dublin library offers for language learning. I started using Quizlet to make flashcards and learn the most common words in … Continue reading French Language Learning: Progress Report, 1.5 Months
I've been in Paris for about 3 weeks now and I finally feel like I have fully settled in. I bought some furniture on Le Bon Coin, I started a babysitting job, and I've been more serious about studying French. Now that I have adjusted to my living space I want to spend more time … Continue reading My Paris To-Do List
Back home in Texas, I'm a huge fan of Craigslist. I love being able to buy used items which is essentially a win-win-win: win for me for getting an affordable item, win to the seller for getting money for their unwanted item, and win for the earth because well reusing an item instead of buying … Continue reading Le Bon Coin: The Craigslist of France
I'm a huge fan of thrifting and finding a good deal. As I have grown older I have tried to adopt policies of buying less, buying higher quality, and buying reused (recycled, up-cycled, second-hand, whatever word you want to call it). I find buying new to be mostly unnecessary and in some cases a waste … Continue reading Thrifting in Dublin