PC4R – Small Steps to Success

By |2021-04-16T14:34:28+02:0016. April 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes|

It’s Friday again! And Friday is conga day. At least it is for the members of the Phone Credit for Refugees (PC4R) Facebook group, who come together to have fun, chat, join in the virtual dancing, share a GIF or two… while raising money to provide mobile phone credit for refugees. The idea is that once [...]

What the Circular Economy Isn’t

By |2021-04-01T16:38:49+02:0029. March 2021|Categories: Behind the Scenes, Sustainability|

It’s now week three of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s ‘Inside the Circular Economy’ programme and I'm having a great time. Each week there’s a webinar on the Wednesday and a follow-up session on the Friday. And in between there’s a whole lot going on in the Slack group. I’m learning more about what the circular economy [...]

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, [...]

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