Before setting foot in the Happy Harbour I hadn’t fully pictured how the city should appear. Given the German/Italian immigration patterns I imagined a little Latin colonial, maybe a historic quarter with brightly painted houses, cute cafes, wine bars, cobblestoned streets and historic churches. Perhaps packed with sleepy bars by the river that come alive at weekends, and food vendors concocting aromatic fare on every corner. There are remnants of that Latin colonial place I had visualised in my head, bu... read more »
Okay, so this is an old bugbear of mine. But usage seems to be a growing problem, even for supposed professionals, especially amongst those broadcasting on TV and radio, who should be ashamed of themselves!
It’s really quite straightforward, you know.
If you’re not interested, the term is uninterested, in line with most similar opposites. You’re either dressed or undressed, moved or unmoved, reasonable or unreasonable, so, similarly, you’re either interested or you’re uninterested.
If, however, yo... read more »
A Greek doctor who saved the life of a British man in Athens has said he made a “mistake keeping him alive”. Tony Nicklinson suffered a stroke in 2005 on a business trip to Athens and was left with a Continue reading
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Sylvia Plath (1932– 1963) was an American poet, novelist and short story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College, Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a professional poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956 and they lived together first in the United States and then England, having two children together. Following a long struggle with depression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicide in 1963. Controversy continues to surround ... read more »
Composed by Galina Vitkova Dear friends of Technical English, I have three blogs, all of them are related to Technical English and all of them are not popular with search engines. So I decided to study the topic carefully to make search engines to catch sight of my blogs and send more visitors to them. [...] read more »
The Bloomsbury Group — or Bloomsbury Set — was an enormously influential group of associated English writers, intellectuals, philosophers and artists, the best known members of which included Virginia Woolf , John Maynard Keynes , E. M. Forster and Lytton Strachey. This loose collective of friends and relatives lived, worked or studied together near Bloomsbury , London, during the first half of the 20th century.According to Ian Ousby, "although its members denied being a group in any formal sense, they w... read more »
Arthur, the last ‘king’ of the Britons, has been analysed, scrutinised, mocked and praised through the ages. For a man without any positive identity or even, perhaps, existence, this is quite an achievement.
Those who recognise the ancient British hero as either the mythical demi-god or the possibly real last leader to stand against the invading English, will be familiar with the works of the past. Mallory, Geoffrey of Monmouth and William of Malmsbury will all be names that strike chords of recogniti... read more »
Brussels is a city of endless juxtapositions and surprises – bureaucrats and Europhiles on one side, abstract and surrealists on the other. It’s the home of European politics, Tin Tin and café culture. You’ll find yourself chewing on dried caterpillars in the African Quarter for lunch and dining haute cuisine in the shadow of one [...] read more »
For a justice to be justified,
your thoughts have to be simplified.
To make a choice between two obligations,
truth and lies like dancing animations.
When your thoughts fight a lot,
to choose the good or to choose not.
Then pack up your complex mind,
and let your heart then find,
the truth in the truth,
the lie in the raising youth.
Only then you can do the justice,
when the truth you don't miss.
raise your voice and stand for good,
do everything, which you could.
Then the justice ... read more »
Luna and Mars are alright tonight (Photo credit: jah~) I am no Brother Lawrence seeing pots as the holy grail: but I become enlightened with a mop and pail (as I scrub the stair steps two levels in the house my heart becomes still I am quiet as a mouse. So, after a min-stroke [...] read more »