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Beth Pipe

Joined 2 years ago from Cumbria, UK

I'm a qualified learning and development professional and have spent the past 19 years delivering training courses within a variety of organisations specialising in areas such as Management Skills, Recruitment & Selection, Change Management and Assertiveness.   In addition I've worked with job hunters at all levels from the long term unemployed to senior partners within the top 25 UK law firms.  To find out more please visit The Learning Curve website.

In January 2011 as a result of our desire to find a more balanced life we made a bold move & relocated from Hampshire to Cumbria. In my spare time I write a humorous blog  about our life in Cumbria and my other passion, hiking. It's a bit like one of those "we started a new life in Italy" blogs but with less sun and rather more midges.

I'm really pleased to say that my writing is starting to take off and you can now find me in all of these places: Lancashire Walks & Wildlife Magazine, The Herdy Company, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Cumbria24.com, Taveldudes, Berghaus, Explore South Lakeland, Employment Pages and "Experience Life!" magazine.   

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  • 12

    Five Favourite Lake District Fells

    11 months ago

    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.

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    The Beauty of South West Scotland

    12 months ago

    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.

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    Lake District Clouds

    10 months ago

    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.

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    Six Favourite Lake District Lakes

    12 months ago

    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.

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    English Lake District in the Snow

    13 months ago

    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...

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    Five Fabulous Waterfalls in the English Lake District

    15 months ago

    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...

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    Lessons for First Time Landlords

    15 months ago

    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. ...

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    How to Start a New Life

    15 months ago

    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.

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    Should I declare my disability?

    19 months ago

    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...

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    How to write a covering letter when applying for jobs.

    9 months ago

    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...

  • 18

    Can you take your cat in mobile homes and motorhomes?

    15 months ago

    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...

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    Get More from your Training Budget

    11 months ago

    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...

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    A Cat's Guide to Getting Fed

    15 months ago

    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...

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    The Farne Islands & Lindisfarne

    13 months ago

    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....

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    Find and select the right person for the job

    2 months ago

    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...

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    20 Great questions to ask at the end of an interview

    15 months ago

    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...

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    Best answers to tough interview questions.

    18 months ago

    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.

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    How to not care about what other people think.

    2 years ago

    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...

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    Carnforth Station - Film location for the movie Brief Encounter & home of Hogwarts Express

    6 months ago

    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...

  • 11

    The History of Accrington Library

    2 years ago

    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...

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    How to Manage Naturally Curly Hair

    15 months ago

    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...

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    How to stay motivated.

    13 months ago

    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.

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    Make Time for Time Management

    15 months ago

    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.

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    How to succeed on HubPages without going crazy.

    15 months ago

    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.

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    The difference between being honest & being rude.

    15 months ago

    Prompted by someone's rudeness I've put together this simple guide on how to give feedback assertively without being rude.

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    Short Notice Wedding Diary (Part 1)

    2 years ago

    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...

  • 11

    Why do we need leaders?

    18 months ago

    How many leaders does an organisation really need? In my view, just the one, and here's why.

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    Views of Britain, off the beaten track.

    15 months ago

    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.

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    A short list of "traditional" British food.

    15 months ago

    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.

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    10 Hidden Views in the English Lake District

    2 years ago

    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.

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    Twitter for Twits

    5 months ago

    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...

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    How to write a Presentation.

    7 months ago

    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...

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    How do you Handle Stressful Situations?

    18 months ago

    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...

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    What can I do with an apple?

    15 months ago

    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...

  • 16

    Chuffed to be visiting England? The meaning of unusual English expressions explained!

    15 months ago

    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.

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    How to write a CV/ resume, find a job and ace the interview.

    15 months ago

    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...

  • 16

    How to Start a New Life: the A-Z of starting a new life.

    2 years ago

    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...

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