That time I drove to the wrong airport

28 Aug

The feeling a 5 year old experiences on Christmas eve, crossed with the stress of the evening before exam results day, is genuinely the way I feel the night before roster publication. Can you even blame me though? There’s nothing I fret more than seeing those fateful three letters on my roster – LOS. Finally, […]

Air hostess or professional tourist?

30 Jul

Up until now, besides the occasional poke or bad word, it’s all been pretty plain sailing (excuse the pun). However, July has been the month of issues for me. For starters, I was scheduled a 4 DAY LAGOS TRIP from a standby block. 100% not the one. Being stuck back in my worst destination for […]

When you accidentally take half of June off as leave

28 Jun

Being the spontaneous person I am, 6 months ago I somehow managed to book the majority of June off, and then totally forgot about it. What a surprise when the month’s roster came out. This month I have only three trips, and like 2 and a half weeks of holiday to use up. Luckily for […]

Why do they keep sending me to Nigeria?

20 May

Short haul misery is finally over with, and I was rewarded with my lovely 3 day trip to Oman which I spent eating cheese & tomato pizza, sippin’ diet coke, and baking myself in the 40 degree heat by the lavish pool. So un-culturally stimulating, but what a treat it was. However, maybe I shouldn’t have […]

Short Haul Suzie

10 Apr

OK, so In hindsight, I was definitely being over dramatic. Nigeria was so much fun. Never would I have thought I’d have such a cracking 24 hours in such a rogue location. My first flight went extremely well! There was only one fight between passengers during the whole 6 hours flying time; something I’d definitely say […]

Guess who’s back with a brand new… uniform?

17 Mar

When I left this last, I was heading back to Bristol for my last year of my BA in Spanish/Italian; which I’m very proud to say went excellently and I graduated with a top degree in July 2016. So after a summer gallivanting around South East Asia, and a winter spent split between trying my […]


21 Jul

And that’s a wrap! My year abroad is over! It feels like an incredibly long time ago thinking back to starting the second half of my year abroad in Italy, let alone completing my placement in Gran Canaria or even my very first weekend in Las Palmas, but yet the time has genuinely whizzed by. The […]

Life with a host family

4 Jun

I’ve come to the end of my time in Italy, so here’s a post I wrote for Third Year Abroad about my time in the Spondi household! The thought is more than daunting. Packing up and saying farewell to the comforts of the UK in order to move into somebody else’s house, to eat somebody else’s […]

My guide to surviving a teaching assistantship

29 May

I’m so very nearly at the end of my English teaching assistant job in Italy. I say job, but they haven’t paid me a penny/cent so let’s call it a voluntary placement which I had to do or I would have been kicked off my uni course. I have been working with mostly 6 year […]

Blame it on the prosecco

22 May

The end is nigh and I can’t wait for it all to be over. I am just itching to get away from this strange little town and be free to holiday and spend the rest of my Erasmus grant as I wish. I have only 2 weeks left here! Where has the time gone. Summer […]