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2021: Year of the workation?

2021: Year of the workation?

For many of us, 2020 has been the year of lockdown holiday daydreams. In research commissioned by Booking.com, a huge 95% of their respondents reported having spent time looking for vacation inspiration during the weeks of restriction.  Unsurprisingly, the poll into our changing travel habits also revealed a continued shift towards staying local. So-called “doorstep […]

21st December 2020
SpaceX – a new era of exploration?

SpaceX – a new era of exploration?

It feels like we’re entering a new era of space exploration. It certainly seems to be featuring much more heavily in the media: Boris Johnson’s new “space command”, agreements around moon exploration and the recent docking of the SpaceX Dragon capsule with the International Space Station. The four NASA astronauts who joined the ISS were the first […]

04th December 2020
Influencer vs Virtual Influencer – Could you tell the difference?

Influencer vs Virtual Influencer – Could you tell the difference?

Have you come across any virtual influencers recently? We’re not talking the trendy young people selling the lifestyle dream on social media, but actual virtual influencers. Lil Miquela has over 2.5 million Instagram followers and has collaborated with brands such as Prada and Samsung. She’s also 100% computer generated.  Experts are predicting that as CGI technologies become cheaper and brands […]

03rd December 2020
How to bring language learning into your everyday life

How to bring language learning into your everyday life

Back in the day I decided to study Modern Foreign Languages as a university student. Although I am yet to live my dream of taking my morning coffee on some sunny balcony in Provence, bringing a bit of French language or culture into my daily life still brings me a lot of pleasure. As a […]

02nd December 2020
Pet therapy

Pet therapy

This morning I met the most adorable little puppy. Long spaniel ears, big chocolate eyes, silky grey fur and a little white tipped tail. My friend had been going through a rough time and her husband had brought the puppy home as a surprise hoping to cheer her up. This sounds much more romantic when […]

01st December 2020
Influencer Marketing: the good, the bad and the ugly?

Influencer Marketing: the good, the bad and the ugly?

It was after deleting my Instagram app that I began to think about some of the “subconscious” impacts of my social media scrolling. The break from Instagram seemed to correspond with a drop in my desire to shop.  I was not a massive spender but probably lost hours trying to track down a certain style […]

01st December 2020
A closer look at the words of the year

A closer look at the words of the year

2019 was “Climate Emergency”. 2018 was “Toxic”. 2017 was “Youthquake”. This year, given the “phenomenal breadth of language change and development in 2020”, Oxford Dictionaries were unable to sum the past 12 months with one single word. Instead, they’ve opted for several “Words of an Unprecedented Year”.  “Unprecedented” itself is a word that has seen […]

30th November 2020
Niksen: Embracing idleness

Niksen: Embracing idleness

The Danish concept of hygge, an untranslatable feeling of ‘cosy contentedness” has crept its way into our parlance in recent years. Many of us may even have received a book about it for Christmas 2016. This year you may find something new in your stocking. The past 12 months have seen the rise of Niksen. A […]

30th November 2020
The reverse advent calendar

The reverse advent calendar

It’s been the longest, shortest year. December is almost knocking on our doors and with it the looming spectre of Christmas. What would the “looming spectre of Christmas” look like? I’m seeing a giant Santa, or maybe a gargantuan snowman. Don’t get me wrong, I like Christmas, I even had mince pies this week! I […]

28th November 2020
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