Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Everything's going on and up!

So today I had a check up at the hospital and I've been told that I can start putting weight on my leg (yay) so everything is moving forward! Before now, I wasn't allowed to put any weight on my right leg whatsoever in case it would 'undo my surgery'. Now, however, the doctor says I can stand up completely on my own and walk kind of normally as long as I keep using my crutches to help.

It doesn't sound like much, but it is going to be glorious! I've been dreaming of the day I can brush my teeth at the sink without sitting in the ridiculous green plastic garden chair that was brought up for me! Or even when I did stand up, my poor left leg got way too achy after a matter of minutes.

On another note, I've just discovered that a uni friend will be leaving for good ol' Ruski IN TWO DAYS. Less than two days considering it's nearly seven in the evening. I know nothing about Russia apart from the fur hat/cold/vodka thing, so erm, yeah I hope he has a good time...

Anyways, that's enough from me, I'm going to get stuck into a really good book. Can you tell which one?

Thursday, 22 August 2013


Currently just faffing with documents and the accommodation search. I've been looking into staying in a foyer (pretty much the equivalent of student halls) and I've seen one that I just can't seem to get out of my head. Apart from the general touristy things, I don't really know anything about Paris and so I've just been completely swept away by the typical paris-ness. LOOK!

That's the view from google streetview- so adorable. It's in Saint-Lazare which is a ten-minute drive from the Arc de Triomphe/Champs-élysées so it's pretty irresistible for a typical tourist like me. The only thing that's holding me back is the fact that it's nowhere near the schools I'm supposed to be working at. It shouldn't matter because there's a huge train station nearby, but it's still a risk. On the other hand, the rent is much cheaper than the area I'll be working in and breakkie is included, wahey!

Basically, I've got no idea and my head is mush!

Anyways, the fam are about to go out for tea to celebrate my sister's gcse results so I'm off, ta ta!

First post ramble!

So, seeing as I haven't actually made it to France yet- and won't do until mid-September- there isn't much to post about!

So as a bit of back story- I go to the uni of Manchester and study straight French, so I'll be spending the entire year there unlike some of my friends who have to split their time between different countries. I've opted to be an English language assistant. I could have gone to uni, but (being a huge nerd) I wanted to choose the option that would make me awesome at French. I just hope all the angry Parisian teenagers don't kill me or swear at me in some colloquial fashion that I don't understand......

Also, believe it or not I was in a car crash over the summer which makes the whole process a lot more difficult; if my doctor says I can't go then I've got a lot of international phone calls to make (long story short: trashed car/broken pelvis/can't walk......), but to be honest, I'll hobble there on crutches if I have to!

That's all for now, but you'll get to know me better as the next year unveils.