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Birds, Birds, Birds...

Birds, birds, birds…We are all used to seeing the ubiquitous pigeon and duck, but did you know there are almost 600 species of bird listed in Great Britain? 111 more words


Ballycastle and White Park Bay in Northern Ireland, UK

September 21, Monday afternoon.

At the Tourist Office in Ballycastle where we get an Irish lesson and a B&B—A quick glimpse of Dunseverick Castle—White Park Bay and the cow incident. 313 more words


Why Dweck’s “Mindsets” concept should have no place in schools: large-scale evidence from UK public examinations

Psychologist Carol Dweck invoked her research on children’s beliefs to explain the attainment gap between boys and girls.  A number of small scale studies have been published which divide pupils into two broad categories according to their beliefs: (i) “incremental theorists” who… 760 more words

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Bangin’ Burgers at Pablos, Victoria Lane, Belfast

So our weekend in Belfast wasn’t supposed to go like this. It was meant to be spontaneous, relaxed and full of Guinness and traditional Irish food like Boxty and stew. 1,112 more words


Roads ripped up and dozens rescued after heavy flooding hits Northern Ireland

Parts of Northern Ireland have been devastated by heavy flooding, causing infrastructure to collapse and people to flee their homes.

Violent storms battered the north west of the country, with the Met Office claiming 63% of the average August rainfall fell in just nine hours. 389 more words


Down at Carlingford Lough

It’s always good picking up beers that are only available in a certain locality in which you don’t live, so when on a little expedition to the Banbridge and Newry area I was very pleased to pick some limited edition brews at The Drink Link and Fiveways Nisa in Newry. 253 more words

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Dream trip Day 104 Queen's Court, St. George's market, salmon of knowledge

Morning in Belfast! I headed down to the hostel’s cafe for breakfast. Just coffee and some fruit. I was heading to a historical market and had planned on eating there. 1,080 more words