What’s on: Combining sport with sponsorship

8 03 2010

Edinburgh comes alive each summer with runs, races, relays and sporting events to suit all abilities. Achieve personal goals and challenge your body this year while raising money for your chosen charity. Read the rest of this entry »


Spartans: Club together

3 03 2010

“Live Together, Play Together, Win Together”

Spartans Football Club is one of very few teams who can match Barcelona – not on the football pitch but in its ethos. Football fans are often left ridiculed as their team’s attempts to follow suit are instantly taken as a cringeworthy slogan. Read the rest of this entry »

This is Africa

3 03 2010

I’ve been around a fair bit of this green planet that we’re on and while I don’t think I’ll ever be done with travelling, there is one continent that I’ve covered quite comprehensively: Africa. I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to go to numerous countries in Africa as part of my job as Cabin Crew. There were some that I loved and will always have a place in my heart while there were others that I just couldn’t leave soon enough. If you want to read about South Africa, check out our World Cup section, otherwise, join me on a journey down some of the roads less travelled in this fascinating part of the world.

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An Outsider’s Opinion: A Canadian Student in Edinburgh

3 03 2010

The journey from Canada to Edinburgh wasn’t a smooth one.

After being delayed out of Toronto for five hours, discovering our flight from Heathrow to Edinburgh was cancelled, waiting for what seemed like years for our bags and then finally standing in a line-up that meandered back and forth for almost an hour, our fate was decided. We were each handed a mini KitKat bar and told we’d be taking a bus to Edinburgh – a 10-hour ride. Now that wouldn’t have been so bad if we were going to be travelling in the daytime and could gaze out the window to see the rolling countryside. But it was dark, and would be for the entire ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Recipes for a Summer Feast

3 03 2010

Feast your eyes on this – a meal that is sure to impress and won’t break the bank. Jazz up an inexpensive filet of white fish using fresh produce and herbs that flourish in this ample nation. For something sweet, revamp a simple dessert of strawberries and whipped cream using a few everyday ingredients.

So when the sun is out and it’s a whopping 18 degrees, why not haul out the patio set, string up some lanterns and invite a few friends over for a fresh summer feast.

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Surfing the Web Securely

3 03 2010

With the increase of Internet use, there comes a wealth of information sharing, entertainment options, e-commerce possibilities and convenience. However, this doesn’

t necessarily constitute more online safety. According to the non-profit group Get Safe Online, more than one in five of its 2009 survey respondents have been victims of online identity fraud.

To protect your privacy and avoid being the next victim, follow these simple steps: Read the rest of this entry »

Edinburgh’s Twin Cities

3 03 2010

“Twinning” is defined as a cooperative agreement between towns, cities, or counties in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

The city of Edinburgh has, since 1954, entered into 11 international twinning arrangements. Here’s a little more information about Edinburgh’s twins. Read the rest of this entry »