La Nive, Les Fêtes de Bayonne, The Final Adventure
Culture / Drinking / Expat life / Language aquisition / Wine

La Nive, Les Fêtes de Bayonne, The Final Adventure

“This is the last time I do something like this. Yesterday was crazy. We could have got seriously injured and if that happened we’d have been f**ked. Imagine like a metal spike going through your foot. You were barefoot half the time.” “Yeah true. No phones, no easy way of getting off the river at … Continue reading

To turn a phrase: expressions, metaphors and idoms for language learners
Drinking / Language aquisition

To turn a phrase: expressions, metaphors and idoms for language learners

I recently got sent a book to review called ‘Other Cats To Whip: The Book Of French Idioms‘ it is a nicely illustrated collection of French idiomatic expressions with the direct translation as well as the real meaning (sometimes in the form of an English idiomatic equivalent). I find that it is good to know … Continue reading

Apps, Podcasts and Websites: Free online resources for learning French 2014
Language aquisition

Apps, Podcasts and Websites: Free online resources for learning French 2014

Teaching yourself a language is a challenge. For me the main difficulties arise because of the lack of discipline, not through a lack of resources. You’ll see from this list that there are many useful and effective applications, podcasts and websites available online for learning French. What’s more they are free, which is great because … Continue reading