Author Archives: Junying Kirk

About Junying Kirk

I came to Britain from China in 1988. I have worked as an academic, administrator, researcher, teacher, professional interpreter/translator and cultural consultant. Currently working as an International Partnerships Manager in a large UK university, I enjoy reading, writing, sampling a variety of yummy foods, travelling the world and blogging about my adventures :). My 'Journey to the West' trilogy - 'The Same Moon', 'Trials of Life' and 'Land of Hope' are available on Amazon (both on Kindle and paperbacks), Smashwords and iBook. I live in Birmingham, UK with my husband.

#Anniversaries and #Gifts

What do you buy for a man who has everything? It’s July and another anniversary is here. Every year I have some trouble deciding what to buy for the man I married some years ago. Normally buying gifts is never … Continue reading

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Contemplating the Meaning of Life

Have you ever thought of the meaning of your life? I have, quite often actually. Maybe I have come to the age when each day moves faster towards that destination, therefore time has become even more precious as each moment … Continue reading

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Joyful July: Hot #Summer #BBQ and #BCU #Fiesta

Only a week into the month, we already have had the hottest days on record on the very first day of July, climbing up to 36 degrees, unfamiliar to many Brits but we embraced it. Quite by coincidence, Birmingham City … Continue reading

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Discovering #Birmingham: Travelling Back In Time via Tolkien Trail

“It’s a beautiful day outside. Let’s go somewhere,” I said to my better half. “Is there anywhere in Birmingham we have not been yet?” “Of course, there is,” John replied, “south of Birmingham.” Of course. We live in the north … Continue reading

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