Food glorious food – top 10 British meals

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 is bland and it certainly isn’t lacking in flavour. It's just different horses for different … Continue reading Food glorious food – top 10 British meals

What do I offer as a translator?

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 at all times during the translation process. These include context, purpose, new audience, culture and … Continue reading What do I offer as a translator?

25 cultural differences between Spain and the UK

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 apartment she shares with Catalina, her daft yet adorable Yorkshire Terrier. With the beauty of … Continue reading 25 cultural differences between Spain and the UK

‘Twas on the 9th of June – Happy Geordie Day!

Aa went to Blaydon Races, 'Twas on the 9th of Joon, Eiteen hundred an' sixty-two, on a summer's efternoon... So goes the famous Geordie anthem 'The Blaydon Races' penned by George 'Geordie' Ridley in 1862. It was written to celebrate a horse race and carnival in Blaydon, a small town situated a few miles from … Continue reading ‘Twas on the 9th of June – Happy Geordie Day!