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Was my 1-month-stay and travel successful or not?

Jumping to a conclusion, my answer is yes!

Travel is TRAVAIL in French. So every time when I travel abroad, I have trouble with communication in foreign language; English. Nevertheless, my travel abroad was successful and I can keep motivated to travel again and again.

This journey is at the top of my list of favourite journeys since my retirement.

Success in travel depends on how everyday ends up. I was able to enjoy my 3-week-homestay that my home-stay agent, Lorna from Live and Learn Homestays Ltd. arranged for me.

Judging from my past experiences, the host family is key to home-staying. For 3 quarters of my journey I was home-staying, not only the accommodation but also heart and mind of the host family was superb!

I spent the rest of my itinerary quite contentedly, assisted by the host family.

Lorna took my stay into good consideration keeping in touch with me as travel-counselor. It was helpful to me and was a nice part of my itinerary.

I hope it isn’t incidental for me to be happy this time.

Thank you.

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We now have new teachers in the following areas:


Kendal (Lake District)




We're really excited to be able to offer you even more choice of locations for your full immersion English course.

We're adding their profiles to the 'Meet a Host' page so check them out now!

Mumpreneur 2011 Award


Local mum and entrepreneur, Lorna Allen, has earned herself a place in the final lineup of The Mumpreneur Awards, an annual ceremony aimed at celebrating parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life.

The mother of 2 runs Live and Learn Homestays Ltd., an organisation offering personalised English courses and leisure activities to people visiting the Midlands region from abroad. Lorna's customers (homestay guests) benefit from a full immersion experience where they are placed with host families and have the unique opportunity to improve their English skills and learn about British culture through sharing their host families' lives.

Lorna Allen, Director of Live and Learn Homestays tells NetworkMilan.com how you can improve your English and feel at home in the “Heart of England”

Live and Learn Homestays Ltd is a small English language homestay company based in Birmingham, the "Heart of England", in the UK. The company is owned and managed by Lorna Allen, a local entrepreneur who worked part-time as a homestay tutor and local organiser for a large, international language homestay company for over seven years.

Read full article here: www.networkmilan.com