Returning to the Grand Mosquée

A few weeks ago, my friend and I had a thé a la menthe at the café just on the corner of the Grand Mosquée de Paris. And now, I’ve finally returned to take a look in and around the mosque properly. It is incredible! Both its decoration and architecture are a fantastic representation of Muslim art and culture, and I’m beyond glad I visited.

Dalemain Mansion

Nestled in a corner of the Lake District, about 10 miles from the town of Penrith, you’ll find Dalemain Mansion, most famous for its annual Marmalade Awards. For one weekend in the middle of March, the world’s marmalade aficionados descend on the house to taste and enjoy a huge selection of marmalades submitted by competitors from all over the world!


During my time in France, I am attending language school three times a week in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a town just outside of Paris and one corner of the Golden Triangle of the Yvelines. It is a fantastic town, and I have come to love it and the people that live there. One big feature in the town is the château and its gardens, which are great for an afternoon’s wandering.