An Average Individual goes camping in the Pilat mountains and things don’t go according to plan.
I'm 35 years old, from Devon, England. It's part of a shrinking island not too far from Europe, where tea and back-patting solve everyone's problems. I've been in Lyon for 13 years now, and problems are solved by visiting a local psychologist or by joining a trade union. I teach English, translate and write about goldfish, among other things. The Average Individual is a weeklyish post with reflections on people and culture, from tarte tatin to terrorism.
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In the forgotton hub that is Vaulx-en-Velin, an Average Individual steps into Miniworld
An Average Individual meets a few improbable pétanque players in the Croix Rousse
An Average Individual contemplates Fourvière and the Virgin Mary with her friend George.
An Average Individual investigates the delicate activity of apologising
An Average Individual ponders upon the pros and cons of getting hot under the collar
An Average Individual explores our very human need to disappear and climb trees
When you’re coaxed into doing something you know you can’t do
An Average Individual wants to sit in a park and watch the world go by, but ends up drinking rosé wine and supping up ordinary racism
An Average Indivudual is spared Monday morning suicide when she sets foot in a boulangerie