Category Archives: True Life Story

#Interpreting: “You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can’t Make it Drink”

We have a member of staff who speaks Chinese and English and we use her as an interpreter. She never had any interpreting training. I wonder if you can train her and make her more effective? The request email came … Continue reading

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One of Our Favourite #Pastimes: Walking in Sutton Park

On Sunday, I joined Birmingham Internationals for a walk in Sutton park, picnic and pub. The Event notification came through my mailbox – Until then, I did not know of this group, nor looking for a MeetUp to join, but two … Continue reading

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My Tribute to James Thompson: A Fine Noir Writer I Admire, A Mentor and Friend I Shall Miss

I have never met Jim in person. Yet I know him, and he knew me. Jim and I first ‘met’ on GoodReads in a group called Scandinavian and Nordic Crime Fiction, around this time in 2011. Since then, we have … Continue reading

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Stories of #Swans: “Surgio” and His Clan

  Many years ago in China, I heard of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake for the first time and was mesmerised. Sometime later, I watched the beautifully performed ballet on the stage. The name of the performing troupe has long faded in … Continue reading

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