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Another Turn of the Clock

Poem to end the week

Prompt found here

Another Turn of the Clock Turns of the clocks and here we are again,
France and the same house -
9 O'clock to 10 O'clock.

It's been 12 months and two halves,
Two countries living and
One week discovering.

Winter was trains and a bus,
legging it across Paris one morning
Passing the Eiffel in a flash.

Driving under thick clouds
Surprise visits and a dog
Overstaying, overthinking.

Then we packed grandma
Across the border to meet
John Betjeman.

Spring was slow and weak
Old wounds reopened
As days dragged by.

Lectures and essays
Train rides and a missed exam
Heavy weights and lots of sweat.

Summer was hot and light
Away from failures and grades
An exam passed with pastel colours.

Greece in the sun, wind in our faces
Weaving our way through mountain roads
Glittering blue salvation in the distance

Cats at night watching us through
the hustle and bustle of tourists
Greek greetings every 2 metres and
Mike's pub, and the Faliraki cocktails.

Weekly Recap + To Do List

Week Recap Today is Friday, it's quite cold and I'm not motivated to leave the flat, so why not update my blog? And why not create a new weekly 'article'? I think every Friday from now on, I will try to write a weekly recap of my year abroad adventures. Hopefully I'll actually remember stuff I did...
Monday: I don't work on Mondays, so I was able to rest. Then, I went ice skating and after that met with my potential new landlord.Tuesday: I work till 15h. I spent the remainder of the afternoon packing my stuff, which seems to have doubled in amount since I arrived in France. I go to a meeting, and then my previous host family pack all my stuff in the car and drive me to my new home.Wednesday: Working in the morning. I shop on my way back. Spent the rest of the afternoon cleaning and tidying between bouts on internet time. Cooked my first lunch and dinner in my new flat.Thursday: Working in the morning. Afternoon class still cancelled. I mostly faff about on the i…