Chers amis of the blogosphere,

I’m Rosie – a croissant connoisseur, cat lover and outdoors enthusiast. I’ve taught the weird and wonderful quirks of my mother tongue to (mostly) enthusiastic students in the Land of Baguettes. (If you missed out on those adventures, you can catch up here). I’ve worked for an academic publisher in the Big Smoke, and learnt a lot about crafting and developing learning resources in the process. I’ve just finished a PGDE in Secondary French at the University of Edinburgh, and am looking forward to sharing my love of French with les petits écossais over the coming years. La Grenouille Anglaise is, essentially, an agglomeration of things I like: travelling, to lands both near and far; hiking; cycling; photography; baking; and foreign languages.

Je m’appelle Rosie – connaisseuse de croissants, amoureuse de chats et amatrice d’espaces naturels. J’ai passé un an en France en tant que lectrice d’anglais. (Vous pouvez lire ma série ‘La Vie Lyonnaise’ en cliquant ici.) J’ai travaillé pour une maison d’édition à Londres, où j’ai appris beaucoup à propos de la création et du développement des ressources éducatives. Je viens de finir un PGDE Secondary French (l’équivalent du CAPES) à l’Université d’Édimbourg, et j’ai hâte de partager la langue française avec les élèves écossais au fil des années. La Grenouille Anglaise est, essentiellement, une agglomération de choses que j’aime: les voyages, aux pays proches et lointains ; les randonnées ; le cyclisme ; la photographie ; la cuisine (particulièrement les gâteaux!) ; et les langues étrangères.

Thanks for visiting . . . et bienvenue!

31 thoughts on “About

  1. Bonjour Rosie! I really liked how you incorporated both English and French in your About! I enjoyed reading the French part as I had learned a bit of French growing up 🙂

    I look forward to your blog posts and adventures!

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    1. Salut, Jess! Thanks for commenting; glad you liked it! I’ve found writing the odd post (mostly recipes) in French (alongside reading books, watching series, etc.) to be a good way of keeping it ticking over 🙂

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    1. Merci beaucoup 🙂 I try to do a few bilingual posts to practise my French – I don’t use it so often now that I’m back in England, so it’s nice to keep it up! Bonne soirée!

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  2. Just started following your blog. Although I have studied French for most of my life, I have only visited France once. I hope to experience all of its regions and gain better speaking fluency. Your dual-lingual posts give me a chance to practice reading, so Thank you! Although I live in California, my husband and I have discussed living in Europe with our boys who are both avid soccer (football) players. Hopefully we’ll get to the UK one day too!

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    1. Thanks for commenting! I feel as though even if I had a lifetime to explore France, it wouldn’t be enough. (Not that that will ever stop me from trying to see it all!) There are just so many beautiful regions, each with their own quirks and hidden gems. Glad you find my posts in that format helpful 🙂 I find it’s a useful way for me to keep up the writing side of things, as I’m no longer exposed to French on a daily basis. Hope you make it over to this side of the pond one day soon!


  3. Hi Rosie, I am trying to contact you to see if you want to join my friends and I for a hike in Peak District. Can you give me your facebook or email address in order for me to send you all the details, please? Have a good day, Mélodie

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  4. Hi Rosie, looked a bit at your old blog and it seems like we were at the same lycée in Colmar! :]]
    looking forward to reading your posts on this blog! are you still a language assistant or just living in Lyon?

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    1. It really is a small world! I thought I recognised the lovely teachers from the lycée – MC absolutely cracked me up! I’m working as a “lectrice” at a university in Lyon – more teaching hours and more admin, but generally enjoyable.

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    1. Thank you for the nomination Natasha, I really appreciate it. Unfortunately, I don’t think I’ll have the time to do a separate post for the award at the moment, but I will answer your questions in a “reply” to your original post 🙂 Thanks again!


    1. Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for introducing me to your blog! Look forward to exploring it and having a read of some of your posts 🙂


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