Why you should learn Italian
“A man who has not been in Italy,” Samuel Johnson once said, “is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see.” One of the most beautiful countries in the world also boasts on the most beautiful languages. Whether you’re planning a holiday, a new career, or a whole new change of scenery, learning Italian has never been easier, or...
Five ways to boost your prospects while...
It’s a tough time to be applying for a job in the UK. Countless suitably qualified candidates vie for every job, each struggling to outdo the other. One way to make a CV stand out among the others is by undertaking a voluntary placement. Here are five reasons why working for free is worth it. Years of economic gloom have resulted in a highly competitive job market in the UK. There are currently...
Romance on a Boat
Autumn is probably the most romantic season, because of the colours of the outdoors and the evenings spent by the fire or cuddled under a blanket. If you are looking to do something special with your partner, organise a canal boat trip in November. What can be more romantic than gliding in the water along quiet banks covered in red and yellow leaves? The whole time, you will be on your own boat...
5 British things that are really French
The British are famous for traditions and culture, but many are borrowed from overseas. This article looks at five British things that are really French, from old school obscure to more modern and obvious. These include singing carols, celebrating with Champagne and eating French inspired food. Singing carols at Christmas Singing carols at Christmas is a mainstay of the festivities in...
Unlock a world of culture in London learning...
Whether you are thinking of taking a Japanese language course in London or you just want to learn more about the country’s traditions, there are plenty of fantastic Japanese events in the city. Here are a few ideas on how to discover a world of Japanese culture in London. Explore the British Museum’s Japanese collection To improve your knowledge of Japanese history, head to the British...
Have fun in London
London is an excellent place to visit, it is the Capital City of England and attracts thousands of people each year. There are a wide variety of things to do and places to visit which you could never get bored off. London can be a brilliant day out as long as you don’t mind being around lots of other people! If you enjoy shopping then London is the perfect place for it, there are a wide...
So the London Olympics came to a closure on Sunday evening with a huge mixture of British music and an impressive send-off. The support for Team GB during the Olympics was phenomenal; and they managed to grab 65 medals in total, with 29 of them being gold. But, as we all know, we’ve still got the Paralympics to go. The Paralympics will be hosted on Wednesday 29th August – Sunday 9th September....
Five great dates in and around Newcastle
The city of Newcastle has an industrial past – but the modern city is a vibrant place to work, live and go on dates. This article suggests five of the best romantic venues for a Newcastle date. From museums to nightclubs, busy city streets to rolling countryside: Newcastle and the area around it is a great place for a date. If you’ve been flicking through the personals and know it is time to...
Taking a Sabbatical
Being a doctor is an amazing job. Helping those in need and genuinely making a difference day in and day out is a pretty special thing to do. However life can still become tedious. Although important, diagnosing the tenth case of eczema, prescribing amoxicillin for yet another ear infection or stitching split lips can seem like a world away from what you thought you would end up doing. On top of...
Will you be Wearing Team GB?
The Olympic flame was lit in ancient Olympia, Greece last night and it feels so long ago since the announcement of the successful bidding city for the 2012 Olympic Games. So the London Olympics are nearing ever so closely; the athletes are prepared, the stadiums are built and the wait is nearly over. The excitement and anticipation has grown and the World is ready to get behind their nations....
Is There Ever a Right Time to Move House?
Moving home is definitely one of the most stressful points in life. Not only is there a lot to think about, but it is an expensive time and there are a lot of people to be relied upon. So is there ever a good time to move house? Be ready to talk One of the things to be aware of when you are planning your house move is that you will need to be able to answer the phone and deal with written...
Brighton’s Cool Bed and Breakfast Scene
Brighton is such a trendy city in the UK that it is becoming over crowded because so many people are moving there to live, and plenty of tourists come to stay each year. Thanks to Brighton’s popularity, the tourism industry there is booming in the summer and there are plenty of large hotels on the seafront. Brighton is also home to lots of trendy B&B and guest houses, created by people with an...
Teaching English: careers under the spotlight
The teaching appeal Despite growing unemployment and an unsettled future ahead, becoming a TEFL teacher is still hugely popular. Perhaps it is the chance to escape from the sobriety of reality that encourages so many people to follow this career path. But it’s not just a cop out. TEFL teachers have to work hard and spend much of their free time preparing lessons for the classroom, marking...
The Big British Breakfast
Have a heavy night at the weekend? Did you wake up looking for the painkillers? Like a lot of Brits waking up on a Saturday or Sunday morning, you are not alone. For a lot of people who are cautious of what they eat, the thought of a fried breakfast would make them feel sick. But (you may be shocked), it turns out a fried breakfast actually does some good for your body after a few too many drinks!...
World. Actually: A Little About Hove, Actually →
Great article about Brighton and Hove (East Sussex) UK! worldactually: Hove is situated on the sometimes sunny South Coast of England. In the year 2000, to celebrate the Millenium, Hove was partnered up with Brighton to create the official title of “The City of Brighton & Hove” It is interesting that this name is one of very few of its kind in the UK; a compromise…
Land down in Camden Town
I recently visited Camden Town, home to jazz singer Amy Winehouse, in North-West London and absolutely loved the place. Camden is renowned for its creative flair, its markets and music scene. As you walk through the place, you’ll find plenty of colourful buildings, pubs, bars, tattoo shops and stalls. Camden Markets Also referred to as ‘Camden Lock’, it’s the fourth-most popular visitor...