More about my adventure in England.
It's so nice to read so many comments and so many warm welcome from you. Thanks also for the Chinese New Year wishes. I was in Chinatown in London this week-end with friends and it's was packed but great.
I'm also glad to know that my writing English is not that bad. I will pay more attention on tenses and make sure I read twice my blog.
You want to know more about my adventure! I'll be happy to share it with you. I went through very hard time but I don't regret a thing.
To tell you the truth, my move to England was made of different reasons.
The main reason was that I had already lived in England for one year a long time ago. It was just after my Baccalaureat (a-level), and didn't know what to do after my exams. I didn’t want to study anymore; I wanted to discover the world and other culture. Big problem, I was not good at all in English. I've changed my plans and decided to improve my English instead of travelling round the world. You can imagine that my parents were really pleased about my 'wise' decision.
I had a great time there in England because I was a student at that time and Bristol, where I was, is a lovely city, a medium-size city. I ended up my gap year with more fluency in English but I only managed to pass the first certificate instead of the intermediate level. I didn't matter; I had had a great time.
Back to France, went to University but wanted to go back to England.
12 years passed by and I started working in Media. One day, I meet a lovely English man, I had finish my freelance contract in Geneva and decided to move to England. He was from London. I moved to London. Our relation didn't work out but I decided to stay.
If ever one day you decide to move to another country, especially in a country where they speak a foreign language, make sure you've got or lots of money or a good job. London is like a jungle, an urban jungle. Geographically, England is very close from France but suprisingly sometimes I've got the feeling to live on another planet. The hardest part is to get to know the way things works, they way people communicate with each other and make friends.
My feeling about London is mix. Some days I love it, some days I hate it.
Some days I wish I was living in a tiny village with a nice café where I would hang out with my friends with a glass of Wine and some cheese.
The hardest part here in London, it's to meet people and make friends. It's such a big city that even when you have friends, it's hard to meet each other spontaneously. People are too busy and distances are too big. You become lazy.
Food: Ah! The food topic. I love to eat. I love to cook and I love London for that (Yes, Yes that's right) because you can find all kind of food. Thai, Korean, Brazilian, Mongolian, Argentinean, Italian, Japonese and so on (for French I cook it myself).
A quick answer to Adriana from Brazil. I don't know why French Woman are slim (not all of them) but I've noticed that French People eat a lots of vegetable, use Olive oil, some wine, and some cheese and that's all good for you. Absolutely. Cheese and wine are good for you. I think someone wrote a book about this topic.
Ah la la, my dear friend bloggers, I think my blog is too long, I've too many things to tell you. I stop here. Part 2 tomorrow.....
Have a nice evening.
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