About

Une trouvaille (f) – a valuable discovery, a lucky find. A word to describe some of the things I love most. 

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Hi everyone, I’m Jessie and I’m a student from London, living in Birmingham where I study French, Spanish and Catalan. I’m properly starting this blog now my third year abroad in France and Spain has begun so I can document my adventures. In July 2016, I moved to Barcelona for 6 months and I’m now living in Toulouse from January to June 2017. I already knew I loved travel but this year has been an incredible way to learn to travel and live independently, meet new people and discover new cities, countries and cultures. I don’t think I’ll be able to stay in one place for very long! I’ve also been inspired to explore London more this summer to make the most of my beautiful hometown. Stay tuned to hear about my adventures – I hope to post as regularly as possible 🙂

My world so far: 

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38 comments on “About

  1. Thanks for liking some of my posts and bringing me to find your blog – look forward to reading more about your upcoming year abroad! 🙂

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  2. Catalan! What a a beautiful region of Spain. I love the unique mixture of French and Spanish within the Catalan language. Have you been to Barcelona, then?

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    • Yeah, it’s so lovely there! Oh me too, it’s really fun learning Catalan with a base of French and Spanish, but also looking at the differences in terms of language and culture! I went once last year and loved it, going again next week! Have you been? 🙂

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  3. Hi Jessie! Thanks for deciding to follow my blog! I sure appreciate you reading it and welcome your comments. We love living and traveling in Southern Europe – so exciting to see you’ll be moving to Barcelona and then Toulouse! Both beautiful places! I saw your post about some of your favorite spots in Barcelona. My husband and I and one of our kids ate in a wonderful restaurant in Barceloneta for our wedding anniversary and our son’s birthday a few years ago. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more from you…

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    • Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I look forward to more of your posts, I’m hoping to live abroad after university so it’s great to see you have been for so long 🙂 I’m so excited for next year, I agree they’re amazing cities. I’m sure La Barceloneta was the perfect place for your dinner, I’m so excited to go back there!

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  4. Hi Jessie, so nice to meet you. Thank you for finding me, and for the follow 🙂 . I appreciate your support and look forward to visiting your interesting blog. Have a lovely day 🙂

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    • Hi Lynne, you too! I was excited to see as well that you’re from South Africa, I have family there so some of your recipes remind me of being there! Thank you very much for your lovely comment, hope you have a lovely day too and I’m looking forward to more posts 🙂

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  5. Thanks for stopping by and following my photo and travel blog. I love to read about places to go and things to do. I know I will enjoy following your travels as well.

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    • Thank you for your comment! Looking forward to more posts on your blog 🙂 me too, it’s great to find out about new places. Thank you for following!

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  6. Hi Jessie!
    Glad you came over to my blog, I like yours! I’ll be following along your journey. Happy trails!
    Mani

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  7. Hi Jessie. Thanks for following my blog and letting me find yours! I am looking forward to reading your travel stories.
    Pooja

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  8. fromdreamtoplan

    Hi Jessie ! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa | http://www.fromdreamtoplan.net/

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  9. Just discovered your blog and loving every minute of it! I’ve spent time in France, as well as visited Spain, and I’m so happy to see that you’ll be doing the same on your travels! Good luck with everything, and keep us up to date with your adventures.

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    • Wow thank you so much for your lovely comment! I also really enjoy your blog 🙂 France and Spain are definitely two of my favourite countries and its so fun to explore them more. Thanks so much, I definitely will do and looking forward to reading more from you too!

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  10. Hi Jessie,
    Just letting you know I’ve nominated you for a Sunshine Blogger Award! I love reading your travel articles and you give me a lot of inspiration. If you would like to accept, just take a look at the link below, where you will see your blog link and learn a bit more about the award 🙂

    https://exploreadventurediscover.wordpress.com/2016/08/30/sunshine-blogger-award/

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    • Wow Jenny thank you so, so much! I really appreciate your nomination it’s made my day 🙂 I could say exactly the same about your blog, it’s still one of my absolute favourites! I will be sure to answer your questions as soon as I get round to it – thank you again!

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  11. Hi Jessie 🙂 Hope things are going well in Barcelona! I’ve nominated you for the “Versatile Blogger Award”, as I love how your posts cover a little bit of everything! If you choose to accept, you can find all the info you need here https://lagrenouilleanglaise.wordpress.com/2016/12/07/versatile-blogger-award/

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  12. Thanks for the follow! Looking forward to reading, especially about Toulouse! It’s a city I’ve wanted to visit for AGES! Enjoy 🙂

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  13. I just found out your blog and I really likes it ! Keep it going and you got yourselg a new follower 🙂
    Take care x

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    • Thank you so much! Love yours too 🙂
      Also it’s really cool that you’re French but blog in English, I’ve always wanted to start translating mine into other languages!

      Passe une bonne journée 🙂

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      • You’re very welcome 🙂 Thank you !!
        It’s a good way to practise my broken English ahah.
        Merci toi aussi 🙂

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  14. Hey Jessie, I always enjoy reading about your adventures and in general I find your blog really nice, which is why I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. If you want to accept the nomination, please check out our post about the Award (https://itchyfeetsblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/04/sunshine-blogger-award/) for the rules & questions. x Lenja

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    • Hi! Thank you so much, so kind of you to nominate me for an award! I will definitely check out your post asap and write my own 🙂

      Love your blog too! Have a great day x

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  15. Thank you for the follow, Jessie. Looking forward to reading about your adventures 🙂

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  16. Hi Jessie – so glad to meet you! You have a wonderful smile and great blog (the name is very good).
    Barcelona and Toulouse are two fantastic cities. Good for you.
    Welcome to my blog as well, so good to have you …. Many blessings and happy travels! 🙂 Debbie

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    • Hi Debbie! Great to meet you too 🙂 Thank you so much that’s so kind of you to say!
      I have been very lucky to have the chance to live in two very beautiful cities and visit some others while I’m at it!
      Very happy to have found your blog too, looking forward to reading more! Jessie

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