Salut à toutes et à tous,

My name is Catherine and I am a 24 year old from Wellington, New Zealand. I started this blog in late 2012 as I headed to Lyon, France on a six-month university exchange. It was a way for me to easily update friends and family back home with what I was up to, and also keep a record for myself, to look back on in future. I can happily say I have indeed done this several times!

The blog was resurrected in September 2015 as I came back to work as an English language teaching assistant in a secondary school. This was a part-time position, devised as a sort of working holiday scheme to make the most of being in France while also earning an income. I saw it as a sort of sabbatical, after four years at university – time to have a break, and hopefully find some inspiration for what’s next. Although I was largely settling into where I left off, I nonetheless managed to get up to my fair share of hijinks thanks to the rather lax demands of my job.

After a summer spent travelling and working around Europe, as of September 2016 I am still in Lyon working in a new position as an English teacher at an engineering school. Updates are even less frequent, due to life now being busier, yet more routine  at the same time. As always though, I shall endeavour to check in every now and again when I have something worthwhile to share!

A la prochaine fois alors…