The Italian Job – Rome: Part 1 – Getting There

Having both reached the age of 30 and having never visited Italy, the shame we felt oozed from our pores - uncultured brutes .  With 4 days off work and only a couple of quid between us, we felt that it was time for an adventure to the Italian capital of Rome (and adventure it was).

Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Excitedly we prepared ourselves for an evening of fun and frolics as we tuned into Junior Eurovision. Having never seen the show before, we were unsure what to expect. Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) has been broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union since 2003. Unfortunately, here in U.K., Junior Eurovision

The Struggle Continues

Today, on 12th June 2016, Orlando, Florida was shook when a 29 year old male massacred at least 49 innocent people in a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida. It has been reported that he pledged allegiance to the leader of so-called Islamic State prior to the mass murder. This has

Why European Politics is NOT Ruining Eurovision!

On a vodka fuelled week in Lanzarote in May 2016 I started thinking about my first contribution to www.helloeurope.eu . I had agreed to contribute my views after visiting Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest Final earlier in the year. The creation of a new website and interactive forum for

The Dr will see you now

Hello my Eurovision lovelies! This column is intended to be a bit of lighthearted fun among the really serious Eurovision business going on in the other sections of the website. It is also, however, a forum where Europhiles can ask Dr C questions and hopefully get some useful answers. And

Stockholm Calling!

Almost a month after Ukraine swept away the public vote for Eurovision 2016 and Stockholm has regained its composure to being the prosperous Nordic city of the north. Banners taken down and ABBA packed away for another year, Stockholm’s breath-taking ochre buildings of the Gamla Stan are once again the centre

Royaume-Uni Nil Points

Royaume-Uni Nil Points – The UK will never win Eurovision but not for the reasons you think. The Swedes are known for their love of Eurovision. By all accounts, they take it seriously! All be it in the most fun way possible. Visiting Sweden for this year’s Eurovision at the Globen

Hello Europe!

  Hello Europe! This is the United Kingdom calling!   The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It was the third time that Stockholm had hosted the contest and the second time that it was held in the Globe Arena. The right to host the contest came