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Visiting the Sovereign Harbour Nicola Rainiero Fri, 07/12/2013 - 20:57
Visiting the Sovereign Harbour

Below I put a slideshow and a short video concerning the Sovereign Harbour in Eastbourne. There are some beautiful hydraulic constructions such as pound locks and bascule bridges, which I found very interesting but maybe for the residents they are just a little annoying.

Thanks to the low tide... Beachy Head Nicola Rainiero Mon, 06/03/2013 - 09:09
Thanks to the low tide... Beachy Head

When the tide is low, I like to walk alongside the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain, rising to 162 metres above sea level. It's not easy because sometimes I have to jump the rocks (many of them are covered by algaes and so slippery) but after arriving at the Beachy Head Lighthouse the strain disappears and the panorama is beautiful. I put a short video showing some details of my venture.

As usual I have highlighted two references that help you to go deeper into the locations on the video:

A visit at Redoubt Fortress & Museum Nicola Rainiero Mon, 04/15/2013 - 09:24
A visit at Redoubt Fortress & Museum

Taking advantage of the free entry to the museum in the Easter weekend, I went for a visit in order to see "A fortress in the heart of Eastbourne...". Here is my short summary (please forgive me for the poor quality of the video, but my technology hasn't been competitive even in the 2008!).

Who has damped spring?

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-03-30
Who has damped spring?

March has been one of the coldest months, not only in Eastbourne but in the whole UK, and yet, after coming in England on January I had found the weather and the average temperature more comfortable than now. On 11th I had filmed the extraordinary snowfall in Eastbourne, thinking that it was the end of the winter, but I made a mistake and "the coldest March for over 50 years is spilling over into a wintry start to April1"!


Giffgaff: an ultra cheap mobile service in UK

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-02-16 (last updated on 2017-04-22)
Giffgaff: an ultra cheap mobile service in UK

Before leaving for England, I was a little worried about choosing mobile operators for my phone, I was looking for the cheapest offer and easy to use. In Internet I had found some interesting topics about Giffgaff but I felt confused because of its unusual customer care. At the end I choose this operator and now after roughly a month I am an happy member of that community. In this article I explain you how to get £5 extra credit for free when you activate your Giffgaff new SIM and how to recharge it using a classic O2 voucher.


2nd stage: Looking for a job!

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-02-10 (last updated on 2013-05-24)
2nd stage: Looking for a job!

My adventure in England continues through various vicissitudes, in January I have been a student at the Eastbourne School of English and this month I'm going to find a job, preferably near Eastbourne, city that I like very much.

Although I obtained a B1 Certification from the School, I must admit that at present my English is far away to be fluently. I need more practice and daily exercising, above all in the speaking and listening skills.


A frozen trip in a cold London Nicola Rainiero Sun, 01/13/2013 - 23:13
A frozen trip in a cold London

Yesterday I visited London for the first time, I never had been to this amazing city, so it was a beautiful trip but very cold! Now I will describe to you my excursion.

Destination Eastbourne

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2013-01-01 (last updated on 2015-06-01)
Destination Eastbourne

May it be a good year for Everyone, in spite of financial crisis and outlook's lack, in 2013 I will face an uphill struggle, more precisely I take a flight to Eastbourne in England, where I am going to attend a General English course and then I will be able to check out new job opportunities. For a while I will have to wear again student's suit and confront myself with people younger than me, but I will get out stronger, at least in English!