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.

How Famous Are You in #CyberSpace?

A few nights ago, I woke up at an ungodly hour and I could not go back to sleep. I decided to do an online search of a few people, including myself and a couple of people I saw during … Continue reading

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#Picture Tour of #Europe (2): #Spain’s Sights, Sounds, Smells and Sunshine

Following last week’s post on picturesque France, today we are heading further south to a country I’ve been to more often than any other in Europe. I am not counting the times, but if I do, it will be in … Continue reading

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#Picture Tour of #Europe (1): #France

In the aftermath of Brexit, I am posting a series of picture blogs on European countries which I have ever set foot in, and today, I’m taking you to one of Britain’s closest neighbours across the English channel, France. The pictures … Continue reading

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#Brexit or #Bremain, That Was the Referendum. #Question: Now What?

On the 23rd of June 2016, the world changed, for me and for many who live and work in the UK, and for many more who are Europeans and further afield, whether or not they wanted Britain to Remain in … Continue reading

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