Andrea Kirkby took a degree in English literature at King's College, Cambridge, and in Opera at Rose Bruford College. She also took CIMA accountancy exams successfully while working in the telecoms sector and has worked as an equity investment analyst and head of research for a number of investment houses. She now concentrates mainly on travel journalism and the real estate sector.
Lockdown can be a great opportunity to broaden your musical taste. Starting from music you already love, seek out new styles and artists using documentaries and your own journal to understand what you're listening to. Giving your listening a structure will transform your experience and might even be the first step on the way to life as a musician. | Read More →Words: 572 Downloads: 0 Category: Music By: Andrea Kirkby
If you're getting bored with lockdown or you just have a little spare time, why don't you use it to become a real film buff? This article describes how to create your own film history course. Instead of just watching films to pass the time, structure your viewing to gain an understanding of how the movies developed over time. | Read More →Words: 604 Downloads: 0 Category: Movies & TV By: Andrea Kirkby
Buying a new fountain pen is easy. Getting the right one isn't; even if you've read all the reviews. The wrong pen can be uncomfortable to write with and make your handwriting look bad. This article talks about how to "road test" a fountain pen, and the main things to think about when you're doing so. | Read More →Words: 828 Downloads: 0 Category: Reviews By: Andrea Kirkby
Buying property off-plan is a great way to get a new build home, and can sometimes deliver a discount for 'early bird' purchasers. However, buying a home that hasn't yet been built does create some risks. This article talks through issues such as making sure your deposit is safe, checking out the developer's record for delivering on time, and the different levels of risk involved in purchasing different phases in a development. | Read More →Words: 534 Downloads: 0 Category: Real Estate By: Andrea Kirkby
It's difficult to see the sights alone in Egypt; big tour groups crowd the major sights, and transport difficulties often limit your choices. But following these ten tips, you can get away from the crowds at least for a few hours. However, you'll still have to share Tutankhamun with everyone else - there's no way round that! | Read More →Words: 863 Downloads: 0 Category: Travel By: Andrea Kirkby
There are some classic mistakes that cost home buyers a load of money and make the experience of moving far more stressful than it should be. If you want to make a real hash of your property transaction, this article will show you all the mistakes to make. Of course, you might want to read it as a warning, rather than good advice! | Read More →Words: 625 Downloads: 0 Category: Personal Finance By: Andrea Kirkby
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