Monthly Archives: April 2013

University applications recovering

University applications are showing signs of rising again after last year’s sharp decline University applications in the UK are continuing to show a modest improvement on last year, according to figures from the Ucas admissions service. The figures for April … Continue reading

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Opening Concert of the Helsinki Concert Hall……”Finlandia”

If you have never heard Finlandia by Sibelius then watch this video, it will make you want to change nationalities to being Finnish……………….

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I was having a conversation with a friend recently and we got around to discussing wine (as we usually do) and speculating about the best bottle of wine we had ever consumed. From drinking “cheap plonk”  of dubious origin in … Continue reading

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Children ‘should be allowed to learn from own mistakes’

Take risks and climb trees, head urges children Children should be encouraged to take risks and make their own mistakes while they are still young enough to learn from them, a heads’ leader says. They should have time to play … Continue reading

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Are you looking for me…………….?

A strange woman found lurking around the White Cathedral in Vilnius on a very cold winters night……………I think she is a resident of Vilnius, she has the look of a professor!

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Svyturys Beer…………..from Klaipeda

As a regular beer drinker I am forever searching out “new beers” and in recent months have tasted beers from Cumbria, Yorkshire, Devon and Scotland. Each has their own distinct taste and it is a pleasure to experience the differences … Continue reading

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Šv. Stanislovo ir Šv. Vladislovo arkikatedra bazilika – Vilnius (winter night)

I took this photograph of the white cathedral in Vilnius on my visit in February 2013. It was a freezing cold night but it was so beautifully lit up that I had to test out my new Nikon D5100 camera. … Continue reading

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How to grow old gracefully………….

Helen Mirren has scores of awards, but on Sunday night she won her first ever Olivier Award. The 67-year old picked up the Best Actress award for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II in The Audience, which can join the … Continue reading

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Intrepid Reporter…………backstreets of Uzupis!

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Personality testing, MBTI and the cult of “Woo Woo”

The next time you apply for a job, you may well be asked to take a personality test – even though the companies that make the tests often discourage their use for staff selection. The business of personality is big … Continue reading

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