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The English Lake District is one of the most beautiful places in the whole of the British Isles, but which fell should you climb first? Here are my suggestions for the top fells to aim for.
Scotland is a vast and beautiful country; sweeping highlands, stunning lochs and glorious coastline. This is an introduction to some of the beauties to be found along the Dumfries & Galloway coast.
The English Lake District is a stunning National Park in Cumbria. It's known for its rainy weather, but with the rain comes the clouds and some amazing views.
Another in my series of pieces on the stunning English Lake District, This time I've tried to select my five favourite lakes, but I'm bound to upset some people with the ones I've missed off.
The majority of the visitors to the English Lake District arrive during the summer months but the fells are equally, if not more, stunning during the winter season. These are some of my favourite winter views taken...
The English Lake District is a wonderful place to visit, full of stunning fells and beautiful lakes. As a local I'm keen to share some of the best places to see both on and off the beaten track. In this hub I share 5...
Like many people we found ourselves unable to sell our home but needing to move on with our lives. Our only option was to rent out our property. We'd never been landlords before and we made a lot of basic mistakes. ...
Lots of people talk about starting a new life, we actually did it. Here's the story of how we turned job losses and the potential loss of our home into a life affirming adventure.
Although I've written other hubs on the subject of job hunting I thought I'd put together an FAQ sheet based on the questions I'm asked during workshops. These are simply a selection of the most common job hunting...
I'm often asked what to put in a covering letter or email. My advice is to keep it short and punchy and let them know why they should employ you. Here are some examples of covering letters to use when applying for a...
With the cost of catterys getting higher and higher it makes perfect economical sense to take your cat with you on your next motorhome holiday. We've travelled all over the UK with ours and lived on board through the...
I've been on both sides of the fence. I've been a Learning and Development Manager in charge of a tight training budget and I've worked as an external consultant advising clients how to get the most from their training...
Listen up cats. I've heard some of you are having problems training your humans to feed you on demand, so I've put together this instructional hub to help you lick them into shape. It's packed full of useful tips and...
The Farne Islands and Lindisfarne lie just off the coast of Northumberland in North East England. They have a rich history and breathaking beauty and are home to a wide variety of rare and protected plants and animals....
Are you recruiting or hiring? Finding the best candidate for the job can be really tricky. I've been involved in recruitment for over 17 years and have put together a few simple guidelines to help you find your perfect...
It's the end of the interview and you've dazzled, but now the interviewer asks you what questions you have. You want to sound smart but your mind just went blank - so what can you ask? Here are 20 great questions to...
With 17 years of experience in training interviewers, here's what they've told me they're looking for when they ask those tough interview questions.
I have a reputation for being a little "wacky" and for knowing my own mind, so where does my confidence come from? Here's a fairly lighthearted look at a few things you can do if you want to improve your...
Carnforth station doesn't look all that remarkable, but it was the setting for one of the most iconic English films of all time - Brief Encounter. Following a £1.5m restoration it now boasts a museum and the...
Accrington probably isn't top of many people's "must see" places, but it is home to some wonderful architecture. Built with funding from Andrew Carnegie, Accrington Library is well over 100 years old and...
I have naturally curly hair and am always being told how lucky I am. However it's not easy to manage curly hair, and there are many expensive products on the market claiming miracle results. Here's how I manage my...
There are many great motivational speakers out there with some fantastic motivational theories, but I'm betting none of them include the use of glitter.
Whether you're in the office or running a home time is a rare and precious commodity. Here are a few simple time management tools and techniques to help you get the most out of your days.
Many of us put ourselves under a lot of pressure trying to juggle work and home with hub writing and marketing. Here's how I've tried to balance things, and some of the lessons I've learned along the way.
Prompted by someone's rudeness I've put together this simple guide on how to give feedback assertively without being rude.
If you're wondering how to organise or plan your wedding then this should help. Here's how we organised our wedding in just 8 weeks from booking the church to finding a reception venue. And yes, we managed to sort the...
How many leaders does an organisation really need? In my view, just the one, and here's why.
A brief guided tour of 10 places to visit in Britain. Some off the beaten track, some a little more central, but all worth a visit.
What exactly is "Traditional English Food"? Here is a guuided tour of some of the more unsually titled English Foods. It's all harmless, some of it just sounds a little odd.
The English Lake District is an amazing place with a huge variety of things to do and places to see. Here's just 10 things you can do which are a little bit off the main tourist routes.
A beginners guide to Twitter written by a beginner. If you've ever thought about using Twitter but haven't been sure how, then this is for you. I explain about hashtags, RTs and using @, as well as exlaining how to...
Most people dread being asked to give any sort of presentation so after 17 years of sucessfully delivering presentations to a wide variety of audiences, here are my best tips on how to write and deliver effective...
Sometimes it seems as if life is just one major stress after another. The bad news is there's nothing you can do about that, but the good news is there are many positive things you can do to help yourself tackle stress...
A short list of ideas for things to do with apples. I've spent the past month or so trying to come up with practical uses for the fruits from 4 apple trees we've inherited, so I just thought I'd pass on some of the...
A quick and lighthearted look at some of the more unusual but commonly used expressions you'll come across when visiting England or watching British TV shows.
In my career I've been amazed by how many top notch professionals crash and burn when it comes to writing a CV. They may be excellent lawyers, accountants,whatever, but if you want a new job you need to be able to sell...
Many people dream about starting a new life but so few of us actually do it. There are many practical guides on the web regarding estate agents etc. so here I've tried to focus on the personal challenges you'll face...
A quick & lighthearted guide to the essential equipment you'll need when hiking, written by someone with a passion for the outdoors. The article includes hints & tips for things to watch out for when buying new...