Thursday, 16 December 2010
-Drink so much real milk. None of this UHT rubbish. Real milk. I tried to explain the difference to a French person, and they thought English people went out milking their cows every day. O dear.
-Eat heinz baked beans. For breakfast, for dinner, I don't care. And sing the beans song.
-Cadbury's. Need I say more?
-Be at full liberty to break more fingers and have free health care. Maybe I should try stocking up whilst I'm back??
-Topshop. Urban Outfitters. Accessorise. HMV. O how I miss you.
-Not get charged EVERY TIME I buy anything on my card.
-Eat English food. O foreigners you may give British people stick for not having fine food, but give me my Mum's home cooking any day over your cuisine. Nuff said.
-Go to a club that is the size of an entrance hall. Bring on big clubs with good music!!
-Make the most of family, friends, fun....
Just incase you didn't know it already, I am a MASSIVE Christmas fan. I love being together and being happy, I love the food and the atmosphere and just the time of year. This year more than ever Christmas is so exciting, I can't wait.
To anyone who is reading this...Happy Christmas. I hope you enjoy your family as we remember how lucky we are to celebrate it with them.
And also how lucky we are to eat turkey with pigs in blankets. The concept of sausages and bacon for Christmas dinner did NOT seem appealing to my French friends. Sounds like heaven to me!
See ya in 2011 France :) xxx
p.s heres hoping my flights aren't delayed!!!
Saturday, 4 December 2010
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Friday, 29 October 2010
Ok, ok, so its me. Keeping a blog is a great idea in theory, a kind of virtual diary that I can look back on and that I can share my experiences through, but I’ve been too busy living my life to write about it!! But seen as its the holidays, and seen as I do not particularly want to read about Jacques Delors in Europe, I thought I’d update cyberspace...
No matter how eloquently I try to write, there is no better way to say it...I am having the time fo my life! In some ways, I don’t feel I need to write much more, Strasbourg is amazing, the people are wonderful and I am one very happy girl. Everything feels right J In fact, I might just stay here...
My parents and sister came to visit me this weekend, we spent 5 fabulous days together in Strasbourg, I felt proud showing them round MY city, taking them to places that I love and being able to say they are home. It was great. Today I went back to the hospital and they FINALLY took the cast off my hand. It was starting to get really uncomfortable and annoying, but the only problem is that now it just REALLY hurts! L I guess before as I couldn’t actually move it at all I didn’t realise but it is killing me! They said it will be 4-6 months before I can move it fully again, I hope this is an exaggeration....
Otherwise, last week in the European Parliament was incredible! The MEP work for is the shadow rapporteur on the budget, so it was SUCH an interesting week to work through. It was his ‘baby’, which meant I spent my entire week focusing on it. It was a strange moment when, at exactly the same time, George Osbourne revealed the Spending Review, cutting everything in site, and the European Parliament voted for a 5.8% EU budget rise....I hear Cameron has been using his new powers to talk European leaders into refusing to pay the increase, but I won’t start ranting about my dislike for the coalition government, although it is considerable... But the more I am involved in politics the more I want to be involved....
Finally, I have to admit to be missing a few people lots (Alex, Foca, Danni, Freya, Vicky, Frances just to name a few...). I am sure everyone is having a great time and I am not wishing this fabulous experience away, but it will be great to be together again in 4th year! My ever forward-looking mind has started to plan next summer...I am going to visit the wonderful Mr Marullo in Brazil, but with 4 months off I want to get an internship or similar...oooo life is exciting, so many possibilities! So yeah, thats me for now (and probably for like 2 months before I write again!). Life is a blessing and I want to live mine to its full potential. Have a lovely day...: )