Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

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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#Depression Is No Joke – It’s Killing People Everywhere!

Last week, the tragic news of Robin Williams’ passing shocked the world. Social media went into a frenzy of articles, pictures, videos and comments as tributes poured in from the four corners of the globe. While the vast majority of … Continue reading

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#Nature’s Treat: #Birmingham Botanic Gardens in Beautiful Bloom

I am a big fan of Nature, and by extension most living things that Mother Nature nurtures and nourishes. During my school years in China, we had no computers, iPods and whatever gadgets children these days are bombarded with. I … 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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