À la prochaine, Montpellier !

Bonjour à tous !

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, and that you’re still appropriately hungover and full from Christmas dinner.

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Exams and the incredibly inappropriate Haribo bear

Bonjour à tous !

It’s been a crazy week. In the space of seven days, I took 8 exams (amounting to 13 and a half hours in total) and handed in an essay, and they were all in French (except for my Italian and German exams, obviously). It was stressful because, given that I haven’t exactly been a model student during the term and have missed a lot of lectures (and the ones I have been to I mostly haven’t concentrated/understood what’s going on), added to the fact that I had no motivation to revise, meant that I was very unprepared for all my exams, for which I only have myself to blame. But on the plus side, while the exams were a massive pain in the arse, I now know that I’m capable of sitting down to a three hour exam and writing a comparative essay on two French texts in French (even if my grammar does turn out to be horrendous). So that’s something, at least.

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Christmas and my new flatmates

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There are two types of people: those who like Christmas and those who don’t. If you’re one of the people who doesn’t like Christmas, I recommend you skip the first part of this post and also that you take some time out to reflect on what has made you such a sad and bitter person.

I. LOVE. CHRISTMAS.

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The Week of the Panicked Email

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As the title of this blog suggests, this week has been the Week of the Panicked Email. After it hit me that I had 2 essays and 9 exams approaching imminently and that I knew neither the content nor the form of any of them and that I hadn’t even chosen a topic for my year abroad project which we were supposed to do before we even left, I had a bit of a meltdown during which time I ate a lot of chocolate. Then, I pulled myself out of my meltdown state enough to send hundreds of emails.

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