British words that originated elsewhere

British words that originated elsewhere

The history of the English language is understandably a tad murky. With waves of immigration dating back to prehistory, it’s not surprising our wonderful language has taken a lot of influence from around the world. Here are some words that you probably use every...
5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

5 lucky foods to eat over New Year

The week between Christmas and New Year is normally full of meeting up with friends and family members, eating cold cuts, and finishing the chocolates no one else wants. On New Year’s Eve, you might make a resolution and hope for a fantastic year ahead, but did...
Finland’s obsession with saunas

Finland’s obsession with saunas

My other half went to Lapland on holiday as a child. He thought it was okay; he liked the skiing part of his holiday, but did not enjoy the constant darkness. He went in winter, up north… One memory that sticks out for him is when he arrived and opened what he...
Beers from around the world

Beers from around the world

I love beer. I recently marked out a route for an InterRail trip which was based almost entirely on regional beer. The lad in me says “Quality! Wonder if I can fit in a cheeky Nando’s…” The adult in me suggests I might have a problem. Joking...