Studying Saturdays: Learning Polish in Gdańsk at Learn Polish in Gdańsk

“Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers. It’s been ages since I did a Studying Saturdays post and I still believe that we are all perpetual students until the day we die. We are always learning, always studying. We are forever on a learning cycle on this planet. As far as learning languages is Read more about Studying Saturdays: Learning Polish in Gdańsk at Learn Polish in Gdańsk[…]

Top 5 Reasons NOT To Become a Professional Travel Blogger

“I followed the stars and I sailed to the sun, I held it in my fingers. Alone on the beach on my own out of reach when you just passed me by. I’d give you the world if you’d take my hand, but you left me alone in the sinking sand. I strike up the band Read more about Top 5 Reasons NOT To Become a Professional Travel Blogger[…]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad

You might have read some of my Studying Saturdays series and are aware of my times studying abroad down the years. I still find it hard to believe that I have studied and passed courses in five different countries, with some more planned. I’d love to have a crack (ov) at learning Polish or Russian Read more about Advantages and Disadvantages of Studying Abroad[…]

Sunday's Inspiration: My Sentimental World

Sunday’s Inspiration: Mrs. Thompson, Kilmaine Primary School and My Sentimental World

“We all go back to where, we belong” – Michael Stipe. I reflect on these things way too often. But I can’t help it. I’m a sentimental person. I cling to memories, and good ones. I’m haunted by the bad memories so I lock them in a dungeon and slam the door, hoping they never Read more about Sunday’s Inspiration: Mrs. Thompson, Kilmaine Primary School and My Sentimental World[…]

Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England

Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England

In my ongoing series detailing all the jobs I have done, I’m slowly getting through the back catalogue. I have done quite a few volunteer jobs down the years and haven’t got round to writing about them all. They are a great way to meet people, help others, improve yourself socially and mentally and you Read more about Working Wednesdays: Union Crew Rep for Freshers at Bournemouth University, England[…]

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Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

There I was, nervous again, fidgeting over my notes, like a first day back at school, checking my hair was OK and my shoelaces were done. In a foreign land here I was now, faced with the task of trying to learn some basic Cantonese. Cantonese is one of many Chinese dialects. It is spoken Read more about Studying Saturdays: My Short Course in Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

Working Wednesdays: Back on the Air at Radio 3, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong

“Travel blogging chilled the radio star” – tweaking of a lyric by The Buggles. If you have followed my journeys or indeed known me back in the early days, you’ll be aware of my passion for radio. What began as a “bit of craic” in a blue hut in Belfast’s Belvoir Park estate in 1997 turned Read more about Working Wednesdays: Back on the Air at Radio 3, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong[…]

Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

“Libraries gave us power” – Manic Street Preachers Saturdays were always my day off as a blogger. I tended to write my Saturday and Sunday stuff during the week and take Saturday off. It’s football day and I should be down Dean Court or the Oval. Even in a flash of inspiration, I’d jot my ideas Read more about Studying Saturdays: Learning Cantonese at the Chinese University of Hong Kong[…]

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