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Christmas traditions around the world Christmas around the world
It's the most wonderful time of the year again where peoplel compete to have the best Christmas decorations up, hang their stocking up by the gasfire, wrap a million presents under the tree and enjoy the festive season with their loved ones. Christmas all over the world is celebrated on Christmas day, the 25th of...
5 reasons to visit Monaco monaco-983912_960_720.jpg
This year I had the privilege to travel to Monaco, one of the second-smallest independent state in the world with some of my family for the Formula One Grand Prix Race. Monaco is the epitome of class and culture and the perfect vacation spot to go to this summer and here’s a few reasons why:...
Singapore Grand Prix Qualifying: Rosberg claims pole position after dominating qualifying at Marina Bay 4928.jpg
Nico Rosberg will start on pole position in tomorrow’s race after dominating qualifying at the Marina Bay Street Circuit. Rosberg managed to beat Riccardo by half a second with team mate Lewis Hamilton in third after failing to recover after missing turn 2. The big question now is whether Rosberg will reclaim the lead in...
Italian Grand Prix Qualifying: Hamilton claims pole position at Monza 5169.jpg
Lewis Hamilton cruises into his 13th pole position for Mercedes ahead of tomorrow’s race after beating team - mate Nice Rosberg by 0.478s only half a second at Monza. This was also Lewis fifth pole at Monza to equal the record shared by Juan Manuel Fangio and Ayrton Senna. If Hamilton wins tomorrows Italian GP...
What’s on my Shelf: Travel Editor Sophia Bi
A book lover's bookshelf can be full of some great books, and some that might become your next favourite read - and our new books column, 'What's On My Shelf', allows a glimpse into the bookshelves of our editors here at Kettle. This week, have a look at what can be found on travel editor Sophia Bi's...
Top tips on running for newbies
As a passionate runner, I decided to put my running skills to a good use and take part in the Race for Life 5K marathon run back in July and now I can happily say that I managed to complete the race in just under 40 minutes. Of course behind every race, a lot of preparation...
German Grand Prix: Hamilton maintains the championship lead Lewis Hamilton, F1, German Grand Prix, sport, Sophia Bi, Kettle Mag
Lewis Hamilton wins the German Grand Prix, now 19 points ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in the world championship. Hamilton overtook rival Rosberg into the first corner and managed to lead every lap of the race, holding out the gap to five or six seconds and has now won six of the last seven races...
British Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton claims his fourth British GP victory at Silverstone
Lewis Hamilton is now a point behind team-mate Nico Rosberg in their World Championship fight after leading every lap of the race from start to finish securing another dominant victory for Mercedes.Lewis claimed his third successive victory at Silverstone, the fourth of his F1 career despite the race getting underway behind the safety car at...
Austrian Grand Prix Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton claims pole position in Austria
After a dramatic qualifying session at the Red Bull Ring, Lewis Hamilton is on pole position after beating Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg by over half a second with a 1:07.922 fastest lap. After a huge team effort form the Mercedes garage, Rosberg was out onto the track during the first qualifying session after crashing out...
European Grand Prix: Nico Rosberg strolls to victory in Baku
Nico Rosberg became the first F1 driver to win at the Baku City circuit, securing another dominant victory for Mercedes and leading the championship title by 24 points. At the start of the race, Rosberg cut ahead of Ricciardo to hold the lead into Turn One - with most cars through the first corner and...
Canadian Grand Prix Qualifying: Lewis claims pole position in Montreal
Lewis Hamilton secured his pole position going into the Canadian Grand Prix after edging out teammate Nico Rosberg in qualifying. It is Lewis fifth pole in Montreal and the 53rd of his career, taking a provisional pole of 1:12.812 on his first lap in Q3, six-hundredths faster than his team mate Nico Rosberg. The German...
Explaining Ramadan and Eid
At the moment, over a billion of Muslims around the world are taking part in Ramadan, one of the five pillars of Islam and a holy month of fasting for 30 days every year from dawn to sunset. It is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and it’s considered a month of prayer, charity...
Review: Fast and Furious 7 Fast and Furious 7, film, review, Sophia Bi, Kettle Mag
James Wan action sequel, Fast and Furious 7 marks the final appearance of Paul Walker and so was highly anticipated by fans across the world. Finally, the seventh installment in the blockbuster franchise has reached our screens, and thankfully it has lived up to the high expectations. The gang are back with a strong supporting...
Top 5 apps for managing your mental health Health, Apps, Kettle Mag, Sophia Bi, Rebekah Chaplin, Depression, Mental Health,
Depression can cause both physical and emotional effects and it can happen to anybody at any time. You can be happy one minute and then suddenly feel a lot of sadness the next, the worst bit is when you withdraw from the things you enjoy doing day to day. If you’re dealing with depression, you’re...
Top five unmissable Ben Stiller films
Ben Stiller's latest comedy-drama While We're Young hit cinemas last week. Sophia Bi counts down her top five favourite films from Hollywood's favourite comedy actor. Meet the Parents One of my most memorable Ben Stiller films has to be the hit American comedy film Meet the Parents. Ben Stiller's character is called Gaylord "Greg" Focker and he’s...
5 unmissable UK music festivals to attend this summer Festivals, Kettle Mag, Sophia Bi
We all know the prospect of a UK summer might be a little disappointing, but who needs the sun to have a memorable time when there are over 10 music festivals that will have you partying into the early hours. Mark your festival calendars, because 2015 is shaping up to be the best year ever for live music, dance,...
Theatre Review: The Lion King Musical
This weekend I had the privilege of going to see Disney’s award-winning musical THE LION KING at the Manchester’s Palace Theatre. As a fan of the movie, theatre show and the music, this was the perfect opportunity to finally experience the theatrical musical which is based on the 1994 Disney animated film. I’ve always wanted to see...
5 Awesome Female Comic Book Characters
I think we have all noticed over the years that there have been a series of comic book movies which have all been rather male-centric, with less focus on female characters. It seems that the industry doesn’t appreciate the power of greater distribution and marketing to women; a lot of women are demanding to have...
Jolie’s brave health decisions teach us a valuable lesson Sophia Bi, Kettle Mag, Angelina Jolie, cancer, surgery, health, celebrity, ovaries, mastectomy, salpingo-oophorectomy, menopause
True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would like to have. May it be their behaviour, example, or successes, we all have a person we admire, and mine is Angelina Jolie. Last week, on the 24th March, the actress, activist, mother, and philanthropist made headlines all over the world when she...
Top Five: Liam Neeson Films
Liam Neeson is one of the Hollywood’s favourite and successful actor in the film industry. He has starred in many successful films, from doing the voice as Aslan in Chronicles of Narnia, to being a Jedi in Star Wars. Over the years, Liam has been appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire, received...
Top five Marvel films of all time…
Even by the ambitious standards of Marvel 2015 is going to be a big year. Marvel Studios have so far released ten films since 2008 within the Marvel Cinematic Universe and this year in April, The Avengers: Age of Ultron. So to celebrate the upcoming release I will be looking at the top five marvel films of all time to...
The Summer blockbusters heading your way in 2015
If exams and assignments are beginning to feel like a never ending rollercoaster right now, then you need to sit back, take a deep breath and look forward to a whole load of awesomeness coming your way! After months of anticipation, suspense and excitement surrounding all over social media, we can now finally begin booking...