Wednesday, 17 February, 2016 - 08:16
by LouiseH

The area where I live at the moment in the south-west of France is predominantly Catholic so the celebration of Mardi Gras (known in the United Kingdom as Shrove Tuesday) and the beginnin

Wednesday, 10 February, 2016 - 09:07

I'm really enjoying life in a foreign country, however there is always the odd home comfort I really miss (usually food).

Wednesday, 3 February, 2016 - 10:52
by LauraB

One of the best things about moving to a new country is learning and experiencing its traditions.

Monday, 1 February, 2016 - 12:16
by TashaD

As part of my university course, it is compulsory that we spend a year studying or working abroad which is why I am in the beautiful Spanish region of La Rioja for the year.

Thursday, 28 January, 2016 - 13:36

This 2015/16 New Year my mum was visiting my husband and I in southern Italy. We’d decided to stay in Calabria to experience what it'd be like to spend New Year away from home.

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 13:04
by AmyA

People decide to learn another language for many different reasons. Some decide to learn another language because they would like to live in another country.

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 12:17

I've always loved snow. I grew up in the south of England where it never snowed very often so when it did it was always very exciting!

Monday, 25 January, 2016 - 12:17

I live on the top floor of an apartment block overlooking the ocean. Just across the road is a bakery overflowing with croissants, fresh bread and fancy baked treats.

Thursday, 14 January, 2016 - 07:55
by NaomiK

Every year after I’ve eaten too much chocolate and heard too much Christmas music, I start to think about the year ahead.

Wednesday, 16 December, 2015 - 08:30
by LewisG

Winter is here once again.
It is that special time of year when
Snow is falling and all is white
And Christmas lights dazzle, oh so bright!

Monday, 14 December, 2015 - 10:52

It is nearing the end of my first term working as an English Language Assistant in primary schools in France.

Sunday, 13 December, 2015 - 20:58
by AlexC
In Germany, it is normal to wear your own clothes to school, since there are no rules on uniform.
Sunday, 13 December, 2015 - 20:54

I'm really looking forward to going home to England soon for the Christmas holidays. Christmas is fast approaching so I have been busy buying and wrapping presents for all my friends and family.

Monday, 7 December, 2015 - 08:44
by JordenF

Since moving to Vienna, being offered a cup of tea now sets off a series of alarm bells for me. Have you ever heard all British people being labelled as tea-fanatics?

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 11:11
by ZarahK

Wheaten bread is the term Northern Irish people use for brown soda bread. This is a recipe that I saved from my home economics class in school.

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 10:48
by LouiseH

November 30th is celebrated across Scotland as Saint Andrew’s Day and is also a national holiday in Scotland.

Thursday, 26 November, 2015 - 10:46
by TashaD

I have been living in Logroño, Spain, for the past two months and going for tapas has quickly become one of my favourite hobbies.

Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 10:04

As far as my week goes, I work Monday to Friday mornings teaching English to 14- to 16-year-olds in a local secondary school in Vibo Valentia, Calabria.

Monday, 23 November, 2015 - 09:44
by KatieJ

'It’s raining cats and dogs!' Although this phrase is not very common in England any more, it clearly shows how we don’t always say what we mean.  One thing that is often frustrating for language l

Friday, 20 November, 2015 - 14:46

I thought I would share with you a British tradition ... afternoon tea. An afternoon tea is glorious in all senses.


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