Category Archives: True Life Story

#Party Time at #Christmas – Celebrating 2014 in Style

When did you start partying for Christmas each year? Last week in December or are you like me, getting your party frocks on as early as November and getting together with friends and colleagues for nights out on the town? … Continue reading

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A Study Tour of #Birmingham, #BCU and Beyond – 深圳大学学生伯明翰游记

Two Sundays ago, I collected a group of ten Chinese students from Shenzhen at Birmingham International Airport. It was a cold but dry November day, thousands of miles and oceans away from home for these students. They were visiting Birmingham … Continue reading

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From Freelance to 9 to 5

It’s Monday again and time to commute to work, by train. It’s been a couple of weeks since I returned to full time work, following a long stint of freelance work, as a professional interpreter, translator, cultural consultant and author … Continue reading

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The #Ghost of #Halloween, the Past, the Present and the Future

We always remember the first time, don’t we? I do. At around this time 33 years ago, to be precise, in the autumn of 1981, while I was a student at Chongqing University in southwest China, I first heard of … Continue reading

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