This year, March 1st was Pancake Day in the UK. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday, the last day before the 40 days of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is called ‘Mardi Gras’ or ‘Fat Tuesday’ in France. Pancakes are very popular in our house and certainly not consigned to one day a year. However, theContinue reading “Localization (l10n) and Pancakes”
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Global Language Advocacy Day
Today, 22nd February 2022 is Global Language Advocacy Day. As a native English speaker growing up in the UK, I am lucky that I have never experience language being a barrier. As translators, interpreters and linguists, however, we work each day to break down the linguistic and cultural barriers between groups of people. The volunteerContinue reading “Global Language Advocacy Day”
What’s in a logo?
When I started my business, like many start up businesses, I was trying to bootstrap everything. I started by finding a website where I could create a free logo. I quickly learned that while many sites allow you to create a logo for free, downloading and actually using the said logo is another matter. However,Continue reading “What’s in a logo?”
Looking back to look forwards
Yesterday, a year ago, was the final deadline for my MA final Annotated Translation Project. On Monday, I found myself back at Cardiff University – but this time, it was Henry’s turn – he participated in a Robot study for Cardiff Centre for Human Developmental Science. I sat in an observation room and couldn’t helpContinue reading “Looking back to look forwards”
Running, cooking and translating… but not all at once!
I do rather like multi-tasking, mainly as there never seems to be enough hours in a day or week to reach the bottom of my to-do list! However, I only like multi-tasking if I can do it without affecting the quality of each task! I was out running this morning, enjoying the sun on theContinue reading “Running, cooking and translating… but not all at once!”
23rd March 2021
Today marks a year since we in the UK first went into lockdown. It’s been designated a National Day of Reflection. It feels like one of those anniversaries in life that you don’t want to celebrate but don’t want to leave unsaid either. I almost feel a sense of grief for all that so manyContinue reading “23rd March 2021”
Valentine’s Day: The Day of Love
Evrymmnt/shutterstock.com Valentine’s Day Love is celebrated all over the world on St. Valentine’s Day, 14th February. It is a day of romance, roses, chocolates and unforgettable moments. This year will be a little different for many of us as we will celebrateContinue reading “Valentine’s Day: The Day of Love”
The Tooth Fairy
The Tooth Fairy Yesterday was a big day in our house. The youngest occupant lost his first top baby tooth! This follows the fairly momentous day last October when, to his great delight, he lost the first two teeth in the same day! Teachers always say you can spot a Year One child a mile offContinue reading “The Tooth Fairy”