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Top 10 “Student Budget” Holidays.

Are you getting too old to go on holiday with your parents but secretly praying that they ask you to away with them? Do you desperately need to wind down after the final stress of university exams and dissertations?

You need to get away…

Whether you are looking for a relaxing, chill out on the beach or a complete blowout to let off some steam and to dance off those university blues; Kloodle has researched the best places to go this summer on a budget that you can afford.

For those looking for a bit of culture and something to see why not […]

World Cup 2014 – Who’s your money on?

So it’s finally here. The long anticipated, World Cup, all the way from beautiful, sunny Brazil. But who is your money on?

Brazil, the 5th biggest country in the world in terms of land mass is undoubtedly one of the hottest and most humid places on the planet. It has the biggest rainforest in the world and its tropical climates are undoubtedly going to be a game changer.

For those that aren’t currently clued up on which nations are in which group, the following link is a guide to see you through the next month.

http://www.worldcupplayoffsbracket.com/2014/index.php

Now to the Kloodle run down.

Group A:
Brazil (Rank […]

Poll: Café Culture to hit British Universities, will it work?

A 12 month pilot scheme set up by the NUS (National Union of Students) will see seven universities from around Britain launch “The NUS Alcohol Impact Scheme”. The idea being that student unions are being asked to offer at least one “quality, non-alcoholic, mainstream social event” every six months and particularly during freshers’ weeks. The scheme will run for 12 months at Loughborough, Nottingham, Swansea, Brighton. Manchester Metropolitan, Liverpool John Moores and Royal Holloway universities and is intended to cut binge drinking and anti-social behaviour on the university campus.

Crime prevention minister Norman Baker is now spending £90,000 on limiting the sale, […]

Revision not sinking in?

Concentration + Comprehension + Memory = Learning.

In my lifetime, I can honestly say I have never met anyone who enjoys revising. The thought of learning something new has an element of achievement and excitement about it but revision is a whole different kettle of fish. It is often just one of those things that has to be done. In the long run, it is very good, to gain a full understanding of a subject but that doesn’t always come to the forefront of the mind when settling down to a spot of “swotting”.

Here at Kloodle, we […]

Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law:

“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. – Cyril Northcote Parkinson wrote this as part of the first sentence of a humorous essay published in The Economist in 1955. In time, however, the first-referenced meaning of the phrase has sprouted several depictions, the most well known spin off phrase being:

If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.

 

Basically he is saying that, if a person allows them-self one hour to complete a certain task, that is how long it will take. Therefor in the same breath, if that person […]

Kloodle’s summer Bingo

 

With summer round the corner and the hottest summer on record pending (supposedly) what are you looking forward to the most??

Kloodle has made the epic new game “British Summer Bingo!” A complexed game of bingo, where by participants mark down classic British sightings in a race for the epic call “HOUSE”. Ready??

Points:

Sighting 1 – Topless skinny chav (bonus point for bulldog tattoo).
Sighting 2 – Man in 3/4 length shorts (bonus points for can of stella).
Sighting 3 – Inappropriate high heels.
Sighting 4 – Person complaining that England is too hot.
Sighting 5 – Person sun bathing in a ridiculous place.
Sighting 6 – […]

The Art of Negotiating

A farmer died leaving his 17 horses to his 3 sons.

When his sons opened up the Will it read:

My eldest son should get 1/2 (half) of total horses;
My middle son should be given 1/3rd (one-third) of the total horses;
My youngest son should be given 1/9th (one-ninth) of the total horses.

As it’s impossible to divide 17 into half or 17 by 3 or 17 by 9, the three sons started to fight with each other.
So, they decided to go to a farmer friend who they considered quite smart, to see if he could work it out for them.

The farmer friend read […]

Thank Kloodle it’s French Friday.

So today, Friday 28th February 2014, marks the first official French Friday in the Kloodle office…

The premise that Phil and I will be partaking in a romantic home cooked (the night before) meal accompanied with a cheeky glass of vin rouge… It’s good for the heart.

Today we dined upon a wonderful chicken curry with rice, mild in spice but rich in flavour. With several varieties of vegetables in there and lots of tender chicken thigh meat.

 

 

No feast is complete without a good source of grape juice though, today we sampled a delicious merlot. Hardy’d estd. 1853 provided a varietal range […]

Kloodle Pancake Day

Pancake day, the day when tossers from around the world binge on a batter mix shaped into round thin discs of delight. In my house, the annual “Who can eat the most” competition was a fascinating mark on the calendar and often ended with me feeling very sick… but always victorious!

Shrove Tuesday, its official name marks the start of Lent, a Christian fasting season, whereby people try to use up as much milk and fat as possible to avoid temptation.

Growing up, Pancake Day was a huge deal for me. Getting the exact correct concoction is an ongoing battle, and one […]

Valentine’s Day… The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

February 14th, love it or loathe it, it comes around every year. The annual enforcement of roses and hearts, poetry and candles to show that special someone how special they are.

But where did it actually originate?

Well folk law suggests that bishop Valentine from Terni, Italy, performed weddings for couples who were not allowed to get married. They may not have been allowed to get married because the parents did not agree with the connection or the fact that intended couple were slaves or soldiers. Valentine would offer flowers from his garden to mark their connection in matrimony hence why flowers […]