Seen by many other nations as bland and stodgy, we seem to get a lot of stick for our cuisine here in the UK. Although some of it may be a bit on the stodgy side, I wouldn’t say it … Continue reading Food glorious food – top 10 British meals
Ever since I was at school I had always shown a keen interest in running. My long strong legs and a decent set of lungs meant that I could have been quite a good runner if I had actually applied … Continue reading Running – a force for good in life
Contrary to popular belief…. …..translation is not just a case of transferring words systematically from one language to another. If it were, Google Translate would be ideal for carrying out translations. Other aspects, however, need to be taken into account … Continue reading What do I offer as a translator?
When I was studying for my Master’s in Translation one of the things suggested to us that would be beneficial to our future career prospects as freelance translators was to start writing a blog. It was pointed out that sharing … Continue reading To blog or not to blog and what to blog about?
I’ve been speaking Spanish for 17 years now. Admittedly, in the earlier years I sounded more like Julio Geordio than Julio Iglesias, but as time progressed so did my level of Spanish. For me, it is the most beautiful language … Continue reading A Spanish labour of love – the joy of language learning
Trying to establish the nascent career of a freelance translator can be a bit of a slow burner. There are so many aspects of the business that need to be considered. You may wish to construct a website to help … Continue reading Teaching – an additional string to a fledging freelance translator’s bow
For those that don’t know me very well, I thought it was about time I introduced myself. You can think of this post as a kind of CV in story form as it has partly been written to enhance my … Continue reading Me, myself and I – a personal profile
I had been visiting Girona in Spain several times a year since I started going out with my Argentine girlfriend back in 2015. However, it wasn’t until August last year that I eventually took the plunge and moved into the … Continue reading 25 cultural differences between Spain and the UK
While the phrase ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ has been labelled as a Chinese proverb and attributed to the philosopher, Confucius, it was actually popularized in the 1920s by Fred R. Barnard in the United States. He used the phrase to discuss … Continue reading A photo is worth a thousand words… but should I put one on my CV?
It’s been just over a month since I moved to the Catalan city of Girona in Spain to begin a new life with my girlfriend. We first started going out in 2015 after meeting on Conversation Exchange, an online site … Continue reading New Beginnings in Catalonia
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