The Westdale Theatre

Nestled in between a pizza place and a hipster restaurant in the student area of Westdale, and a minute’s walk from my house, is a quaint little independent cinema called the Westdale Theatre.  It opened in 1935, and offers a nice change to the huge cineplexes that cover North America, although it’s certainly showing it’s … More The Westdale Theatre

Paella

Paella is a quintessentially Spanish dish and one that has to be tried by anyone visiting the country. It is an incredibly versatile rice based meal that can easily be altered to suit dietary requirements and many different varieties can be found around the country and even within the same restaurant. Paella is a dish to … More Paella

Happy King’s Day!

This semester has taught me that the Dutch love a party: in addition to Carnival, Liberation Day and Ascension Day, we’ve had the famous Koningsdag, or King’s Day. King’s Day is the celebration of the King of the Netherland’s birthday, and this year King Willem-Alexander (known affectionately as King Willy) turned the big 5-0. In … More Happy King’s Day!

I’m studying in the same town as my Tandem@Leeds partner on my Study Abroad year!

I knew that I wanted to study in France for my year abroad – it’s been part of the big life plan since I started learning French in high school. However, as it got to the point of making a choice between French or Business as my University degree, I took the Business road and … More I’m studying in the same town as my Tandem@Leeds partner on my Study Abroad year!