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The most expensive animations ever

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

When you think of the most expensive films in the world, your mind instantly wanders to the likes of King Kong and The Titanic. Yet, some of Hollywood’s biggest budgets are, in fact, animation. As the likes of Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks pay a team of animators to work on each...

The 12 things TV has taught us about working in a kitchen

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

Whether it’s Masterchef or Monica from Friends, we’ve all learn a lot from our favourite TV chefs. Working in a kitchen involves a lot of stress, sweat and swearing, and there is nothing better than watching the chaos unfold from the comfort of your sofa. To get you in the mood...

How to make an origami dog in 11 simple steps

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

When it came to writing our crafts ‘fun stuff’ article, we decided to learn a new skill ourselves and try origami. Half an hour later, the editorial desk was littered with attempts of paper dachshunds until finally, we made it. If this doesn’t inspire you to try a crafts...

How to groom a horse in 7 simple steps

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

Grooming is an important part of keeping your horses coat shiny and healthy. To bring you some top tips, we asked Jane (and Roly her glamorous assistant) to run through some key elements of grooming. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a seasoned expert, have a read of...

Are these the strangest sofas of all time?

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

When it comes to upholstery, we had two options; the first, to smother you in cute Laura Ashley themed upholstery designs, the second to show you the weirdest sofas of all time. Unsurprisingly after a sugar fuelled afternoon, the latter won, so sit back and enjoy this strange...

9 things TV taught us about nursing

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

From Scrubs to One Born Every Minute, we have all been glued to the blood, sweat and tears of a hospital drama. Although our diagnoses based on ER based knowledge are often incorrect, there are some home truths that can be learnt from TV. Whether you are already a nurse, or...

8 things you didn’t know about acupuncture

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

If you are reading this, the chances are you will be interested in trying acupuncture, or signing up to a course to learn how to do it yourself. Nervous? Don’t be. Have a read of these eight things you probably didn’t know about acupuncture, and get ready to search for your...

7 things you might not know about welding

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

Before writing the guide, you could probably fit what we knew about welding on the back of a stamp. Fast forward a few weeks and we have become a melting pot of information about this sizzling profession. So before signing up to a course , why not sit back and take a look at...

7 textile designers who changed the world

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

Without textile design, the world would be a much plainer place. With the power to inspire a trend or style, for years our lives have been coloured by the fabrics in vogue. With this in mind, we thought there was no better way to inspire you to take a textile design course...

5 amazing celebrity gardens

By Jane McGuire 27th January 2017

Here at Hotcourses we know there is nothing we all love more than a bit of celebrity gossip. Whether it’s Zayn leaving One Direction or Clarkson’s departure from Top Gear, for most of us celebrity scandals are a guilty pleasure. Although we cannot give you a private insight...

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