Your Trip to Eurovision

So, perhaps this year your annual Eurovision party was a bust or they’re getting a bit samey. Maybe you’re fed up of watching Eurovision alone. Perchance you just want an excuse to travel and see Europe. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided that you’re not going to sit at home watching

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).

Songs That Should Have Won – Spain

I love to watch the national selection shows and this year I've watched more than I probably should have! But sometimes I just think that the winning song isn't the best. Looking to Twitter, my opinions are (sometimes) clearly justified. Please see previous articles in this series discussing the choices

Songs That Should Have Won – The UK

Have you ever watched a national selection and been convinced that the public and expert judges have got it all wrong!? In this series, we have a look at the songs that should have won their respective national selections but for various reasons were beaten and never got to represent

The Great Culinary Quest; Part 3

After welcoming in 2017 with some mulled wine and a song and waving goodbye to the turbulence that was 2016 you now frantically hit the gym to shed off that unwanted festive frump. January is the ‘reset’ to a new year where one (namely, me) begins with good intentions and

The Great Culinary Quest; Part 2

'In love, as in gluttony, pleasure is a matter of the utmost precision.' (Italo Calvino) Never were truer words spoken in history with regards to my relationship with food. Although, what I lack in precision I make up for in permissiveness. With a few more countries crossed off the bucket list my culinary

The Great Culinary Quest; Part 1

One of the joys of travelling, in my opinion, is the opportunity to try new things. Food is one of them. Being an avid fan of the stuff since I was born, and fortunately raised in a dual-nationality household, I was taught to A). Eat a wide range of traditional

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