”Ni ma water”, or how I raised a...

My fascination with English stemmed out of a year in a US high school, made me read the entire fiction section of the US embassy and British Council libraries in Krakow, ranked me high enough at a Polish English-language competition to get...

What does your email address say about you?

The image projected by many domain names may be costing you work. Having your own can be a game-changer. What does your email address say about you? More than perhaps you think. And probably not what you want! Are you a dinosaur, amateur or...

The world’s sexiest accent?

Spotted on the London Underground. The Las Vegas PR people may be on to something. Time Out Global Dating Survey 2015 confirmed what Colin, a character in “Love Actually”, had figured out long ago: Brits have the world’s...

Decisions, decisions! The Sequel

Count Smorltalk takes up rocket science As I was just saying, I’m going to give up interpreting and try something a little easier. You see, I just don’t know if I can do this much longer. It’s not the interpreting. No, that’s the easy...

Decisions, decisions!

Count Smorltalk pulls his hair out It lies in wait in at the cheese counter – Cornish Yarg? Bath Blue? Double Gloucester?… Decisions, decisions! It ambushes you in the socks department – cotton Argyles? woollen cable-knits? thermal...