Browsing All posts tagged under »UK«

Leaving the BBC and the UK

July 3, 2011

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After five months of anticipation, the time has come. Last week I left the BBC – and today I’m waving goodbye to the UK.  Heathrow Terminal One looms large on the horizon. It’s a weird feeling as, deep down, it feels like I’m not leaving either of them, the BBC or the UK, completely safe and […]

Gesundheit! Yì Băi Suì! We all fall down.

February 28, 2011

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One of the delights of moving to a new country is learning how to react to events in the local way, with all the things that come with learning a new language. What do you say, for example, if you stub your toe? Get a fright? Or smell something untoward? And my favourite, what you […]

No Anglo-Saxon friends without a few Latin enemies

February 27, 2011

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I was speaking to my Lusophone lover the other day as part of an ongoing campaign to improve my pidgin Portuguese. The topic of conversation turned to films, and I wanted to find out what The Social Network was called in Brazil (as often there are differences in branding between English films – not straight translations, and […]