Lille 2016

After managing to get a fair number of posts up, I have been a little distant, however it is not without good cause.
While the easter break was supposedly for revision and relaxation, I only spent 2 nights of it at home. I spent just short of a week in Suffolk as per then a fabulou week in Lille doing work experience.

I never want to write too much in these posts but as an explanation: we went with a group of 30 A-Level French students from around the country and we all worked in different placements (me in a restuarant) to improve our french.
I returned last night and plan on spending the day in bed feeling lonely and exhausted. But the week was amazing. It was packed with jumbled french and fabulous new friends and copious amounts of steak and chips and too late nights with too early mornings and independence and ludicrously cheap mojitos and croissants and exhausting work and so many laughs. I feel experienced and excited, desperate to return to France to live in a similar way again.
























All these pictures are so similar and I can't describe how much fun I had and how free we all felt but it was a fantastic experience.
There were so many things I didn't get to do in Lille (which is a beautiful city) but it just means I will have to return and speak more french.

I'll finish this crazy long post with a list of things I did do-for my recollection, as usual:

  • saw a puppy in a mans bag and nearly died of cuteness
  • ate bagels in the sun
  • went bowling at some crazily french bowling alley
  • drank numerous tequila sunrises
  • spent hours trying to communicate with the customers in the restaurant
  • explored the old town
  • went to the zoo
  • ate waffles (which I learned are 'gaufre' in french)
  • fell in love with Pull & Bear
  • sat in the grand place late at night
  • adventured to a massive carrefour numerous times
  • forgot to take knickers so had to make an emergency purchase (oh the lols)
  • lived in a bar that sold 4 euro 90 mojitos
  • obviously worked in a restuarant
  • bought macarons (that we fell asleep on on the way home)
  • spent 30 hours travelling
  • ate so much bread and butter
Katie x
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8 comments

  1. Looks like you had a blast, fabulous photographs, I love the one of the tulips and ice-cream in particular! :-) xx

    Helen | Helens Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  2. Wonderful photos, looked like you had a great time! x

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  3. You and your friends are all so gorgeous! I love waffles... delicious! That is literally the most perfectly swirled icecream I have ever seen!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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  4. This looked like an amazing experience and I love the photos, it makes me want to visit.
    -Maddie
    Blog: Sundaysaresunny.com

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    1. It's such a beautiful place-I'd really recommend!x

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