E_Venture: CELTA So Far

I'm a third of the way through my part-time CELTA course and it's already been an amazing learning experience. I've taught four lessons, completed two assignments, discovered new theories and ideas, revised old knowledge from my school days, and have made new friends. Before applying for the CELTA, I read countless online blogs to find …

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E_Venture: Falling for France #1

I first visited France when I was in primary school. I don't remember much of my childhood, but there are so many moments from that trip that I remember so clearly. Perhaps I've just played them through so many times in my head. We were based at a PGL centre somewhere North surrounded by a …

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E_venture: Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!

In February 2018, I'll be starting a new life adventure. It's one that I've been mulling over and preparing for since March 2017, when I sat with my Dad on a bench over a takeaway coffee and explained that I needed to do something different with my life. Travel. I needed to travel. My gap …

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Yoga: Finding Your Balance

Despite more people than ever having a gym membership, owning sportswear and eating clean, there's still a stereotype about yoga practitioners. Slim, self-disciplined, admirably calm and infinitely flexible - someone who has achieved near physical and spiritual perfection, a person easy to aspire to but near impossible to emulate. The truth, though - and the …

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A Crafter’s Christmas 2017

There are many reasons to enjoy Christmas - from the bright lights and beautiful decorations, to the crisp cold nights curled up with a book or a film, to feasting with friends and fun with the family, and the chance to indulge. For me, as for many, all of these festivities wouldn't be quite as …

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Festive Feasting Ideas

When the days turn colder and the nights fall darker, we all seek solace in the comforting sights, smells and flavours of seasonal treats. From turkey and the trimmings to puddings and pies, hot chocolates and tipples to sweeties and trifles, it wouldn't be Christmas without a festive feast. But what are the options if …

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Three to See – Alternative Liverpool

Liverpool is without question one of the UK's greatest cities. A vibrant mix of heritage and culture, commerce and nightlife, it offers something for every visitor to enjoy - and a few surprises they might not have been expecting. For in among the exceptional architecture, the bustling docks, the retail havens and the characteristically welcoming …

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