What is White Week?

5* hotel, tent, hammock?

hammockAn important part of organising a holiday is to find somewhere to stay. Luxury might be your cup of tea, so a 5 star hotel would be suitable, or you might want to ‘rough it’ and sleep in a tent.  My tastes change depending on the type of trip I am taking. For example, in 2000 I took a 2 week road trip around France and slept outdoors in a tent under the stars. When I was in Costa Rica on a safari, I slept in a hammock, and when I was sailing from Australia to Sri Lanka I slept in a tiny cabin.

holiday accommodation
However, if I had more time and money, I would definitely stay in an underwater hotel, sleep in a space station, or try an ice hotel. How about you? Where is the most unusual place you have ever stayed?

Chill-out or cultural getaway?

Are you suffering from the February blues? Do you fancy a getaway to a chilled-out, unspoilt tropical island?  Or, are you more culture vulture than beach bum?

Adventure holiday

Having a ball, having a blast!

I personally have mixed feelings about this.  On the one hand, I´m really keen on sunbathing at the beach with a mojito in one hand and a trashy novel in the other hand.  However, on the other hand, I´m nuts about learning about the history, traditions and culture of a new city.  In fact, if I had more time and money, I would definitely take more city breaks.  However, truth be told adventure holidays are my real cup of tea.  I love danger, risk and a challenge.  Indeed, the last time I went scuba diving I was scared stiff but I loved every second.  Bring on the adventure, let the good times roll!

Of course, it’s possible that your idea of having fun is completely different to mine.  So, if you could go on any type of holiday, what would it be?

Take a city break: Leeds, Madrid, Amsterdam?

Leeds Skyline: Gorgeous

Easyjet, the budget airline, says: ‘Why not treat yourself to a break in a city break with plenty to keep you busy and to help you relax?’

Madrid and  Amsterdam and  Leeds are all firm favourites on the city break holiday destination list. Book today and your well-earned city escape could be just around the corner.

To help you choose the perfect city, Easyjet have written a brief  summary about the locations they fly to:

Madrid, Spain’s capital, is bursting with culture and activities at every turn – with museums, art galleries and night after night of flamenco. However, if that doesn’t whet your appetite, then you might be pleased to hear that the city has more bars per square metre than anywhere else in Europe!´

On the other hand, if city breaks aren`t your cup of tea treat yourself to an adventure holiday instead.  .

To read more about holidays click here.

Love: What’s your type?

Love RunnerImagine you are looking for love; I know, what a mental idea!  Which of the following personalities would make your perfect romantic partner?

  1. A culture vulture
  2. An adrenaline junkie
  3. A beach bum
  4. A tree hugger
  5. A party animal
  6. A homebird
  7. A chatterbox
  8. A music lover

Love idioms

Truthfully, I don’t understand any of the following idioms.  So, if you would like to explain some of them to me, please feel free to drop me a comment. Finally, the only English words you need to know in this context are: What is mine is mine, and what is yours is mine also.


Looking for love?

Dating Profile C20Are you looking for love or a special type of friendship?

Do people we get on well with have the same personality traits as ourselves? Or, is it more likely that opposites attract? Free Dating.co.uk is a UK based online dating company, that tries to help match people together for friendship or for a romantic relationship.   If you want to improve your vocabulary, their website is great place to spend 10 minutes: http://www.freedating.co.uk/

Also, if you want to improve your writing technique, imagine you have joined an online dating company.  Write a profile about yourself in less than 100 words. Are you like Cinderella2020? What type of person are you? 

Free Soul Band-The Perfect Valentine: 18.02.2017

free-soul-bandIf you want to dance and have fun, then we have what you’re looking for!

On Saturday, 18 February 2017, at 23:30 hours, come and get your groove on with Free Soul Band.

Buy your ticket at the restaurant or by calling 951333131, hurry up to going out!

Happy Valentine´s Day

Love, romance and Mr Valentine!

Valentine’s day is around the corner so it’s time to work out if you have a heart of stone or if you are  a ‘sucker’ for love.  Answer the 4 questions below and I’ll let you know.

  1. You are ‘staying in’ with your partner for a quiet night. Your partner asks you to go to the video shop to rent a film. What type of film do you bring home?
  2. It’s Friday night and you are looking forward to going out.  However, your partner is exhausted. What do you do?
  3. You are checking in at the airport and your partner has forgotten his or her passport. There is not enough time to collect it before your flight departs for a holiday of a lifetime. What do you do?
  4. Your partner has just come home after having a makeover . Do you say: 1) You look like a pig darling, 2) You look gorgeous darling or 3) You say something else.

Post your answers and I’ll tell you if your heart is in good working order!