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Author Archive: Kay McMahon

Five questions about coats – Quick Quiz

Brrr! It's winter in the northern hemisphere and you probably don't want to go out without a coat. But how much do you know about coats? Try our quiz and find out.

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King of Scots, mounted, in full armour

Five questions about Scotland – Quick Quiz

Scotland's been in the news a lot this month, what with the #indyref and everything. But how much do you know about the nation's history? Take our Quick Quiz and find out!

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Phonetically Defined, a cartoon by John Atkinson of Wrong Hands

Estatoranto – a language necessary for repatriation

'We all know how estate agents are masters of euphemism. For "quaint" read "old and shabby". "Secluded" or "peaceful residential area" seems to mean "in the middle of nowhere and miles from public transport and shops". What I hadn't expected was the frequent sheer inability to communicate simple information in a coherent manner.' Kay makes a foray into the confusing world of estate agents' listings.

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A lonely house under a stormy sky

The surprising cost of repatriation

After living overseas for a long time it's easy to get in the way of thinking that if the worst comes to the worst, you just have to make sure you have enough money left for the flight home. But life ain't that simple, as some returning expats have found out to their cost.

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Beers and ales with grain and hops

Homebrew and winemaking – Midwest Supplies

Home brewing and winemaking are great fun, save you money and give you the chance to tailor your drink to your taste. And if you live in the US, you have a great supplier to help you get set up as a brewer or vintner!

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