”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 sexiest...

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 bit...

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 ribbed?…...