Bonjour! My name is Jodie and I am an English twenty-something and lifelong Francophile who is finally fulfilling her fantasy of living la vie parisienne.

This blog will document my adventures here in the City of Lights (I expect to have many); it is to be a mixture of anecdotes, observations and general musings.

In the few months I have spent here already, I’ve experienced both glorious clichés and eye-watering embarrassment, in my quest to find my feet – and dare I say, blend – into this magnificent city in which I somehow now find myself resident.*

I intend to find (and photograph) as many of the aforementioned clichés as possible (after all, they’re clichés for a reason) and to share both those, and the inevitable further embarrassments that go hand-in-hand with the expat experience, with this blog and any who choose to read it.

Oh, and there will probably be a lot of talk about food. Just to warn you.


* Truly blending is actually an all-but-impossible task in France, when you’re blue-eyed and ridiculously pale ivory-skinned, but hey – a girl can try.

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