About Jane Eggers

German to English translator specialising in websites and personal branding for small businesses.

Say it with… noses

By |2021-03-22T09:40:09+01:0019. March 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

Hendrik asked for noses this time, so noses it is :-) Whether it's poking your nose in where it's not wanted, being nosey or getting up someone's nose, nose phrases seem to be pretty negative. Can you think of any others? Feel free to add them in the comments - and they can be in [...]

Walk Your Way to Success: Strategy Hikes

By |2021-03-18T08:56:03+01:0015. March 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

‘Green’ is a description that won’t apply for another month or so. It’s muddy underfoot, there are few birds in evidence, although occasionally we hear the surprisingly loud tock-tock of a woodpecker somewhere up in the trees. But there’s a bit of sun and it’s great to be out in the fresh air, away from our [...]

Ready, steady, speak!

By |2021-02-26T17:56:26+01:0026. February 2021|Categories: Language learning|

You probably know the television show “Ready, Steady, Cook!” Competing against the clock and each other, contestents have to produce a delicious meal using random ingredients. Practising my Hindi was like that, too. After 1.5 years of lessons I had a few seemingly useful items in my linguistic shopping bag: some vocabulary, a selection of tenses, [...]

Business Tips I Learned From My Hobby

By |2021-02-15T18:00:56+01:0013. February 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Creativity, FAWM|

It’s that time of year again! In February, as I’ve mentioned before, I take part in FAWM (February Album-Writing Month), which is an online challenge where musicians, composers and lyricists from around the world attempt to write 14 songs in 28 days. Not only is February a lot more fun when you're making music with like-minded [...]

Say it with… legs

By |2021-03-22T09:38:34+01:0005. February 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

How many of these 'leg' idioms do you know? 'Leg it' is quite colloquial, so you might not want to use it in a business meeting. If you can think of anything other sayings about legs (in any language), feel free to share them in the comments. And click the button below for a printable [...]

What is the Circular Economy?

By |2021-02-01T08:56:06+01:0029. January 2021|Categories: Sustainability|

The world may go round and round, but the economy is still mostly going in a straight line. This week the Ellen MacArthur Foundation published a set of policy goals that aim to help us move more quickly towards the circular economy. But what is the circular economy and why do we want to move towards [...]

Say it with… feet

By |2021-03-22T09:38:11+01:0022. January 2021|Categories: Idioms, Say it with..., Shiny English|

It's idiom time again and this time I've got some expressions to do with feet. The first one, 'the game is afoot' is known to many from the Sherlock Holmes stories, but did you know it was first used by William Shakespeare in Henry IV Part I? If you know any other foot expressions - [...]

Round-Up 2020

By |2021-01-21T12:46:15+01:0014. January 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, CPD, Events|

2020. What can I say? As others have noted, it’s almost become difficult to recall what happened before we went into the first lockdown in mid-March, or even what has happened since. In my mind, Covid-19 looms over everything. Our family is fortunate in many ways but 2020 was not the easiest year. And that’s a [...]

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