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Laissez-faire, lessons from France

Laissez-faire, lessons from France

So here I am in limbo. AKA London. It’s really very nice; surprisingly good weather, plenty of free activities and great company. But unlike many of the assistants in France this year I’m not obliged to do an assignment on my year abroad. I don’t have a uni course or Masters to go back to. It’s just … Continue reading

Périgueux Top Ten

Périgueux Top Ten

Sadly I have moved on from my wonderful séjour in the gastronomic heart of France. But here is my top ten for future lucky travelers. 1. Markets across three squares on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Lively, French and yummy. 2. A walk (or canoe) and picnic along the voir verte on the river l’Isle for … Continue reading

Périgord wine country

Périgord wine country

Ahh our last weekend outing in Dordogne. So incredibly sad. We left our visit to Bergerac, in Périgord Pourpre , as a final excursion around this region. As a warm up we went for some red wine on Friday night with some teachers from Nontron and then we departed, a bit weary (some more so than others!), … Continue reading

Canoë enfin

Canoë enfin

Canoeing through the Dordogne Valley has been one of the most-recommended, tourist activities since we arrived in Périgueux. Exactly seven months after arriving, with blue skies and perfect river levels, we finally got there today. We started from La Roque Saint-Christophe and paddled our way down to Les Eyzies, a cute village with a very … Continue reading

Duck, duck, goose

Duck, duck, goose

With time in France rapidly approaching the finish line, life has become much less about preparing lessons and much more about desperately trying to see all the sights that Périgord (the region of which Périgueux is the capital) has to offer. Quick geography lesson for context: Périgord (aka Dordogne) is divided into four smaller regions: … Continue reading

A day in my chaussures

A day in my chaussures

A photo diary of a day in my Périgueux life…a life where the only constants are generally bread, wine and lots of walking! Inspired by Gabrielle’s cute blog post. 8:30am: Walk to school #1 through the old town of Périgueux. 9:00am: A quick and terrible 40 cent coffee before a vocabulary lesson with my youngest students. 10:00am: Gym and … Continue reading