Category Archives: UK, USA & Europe

#Majorca: a Special #Birthday Treat on a Magical Spanish Island

The rays of the sun, the sound of the sea, the long stretch of green palms and white plane trees, the glimmer of the fabulous yachts, all formed a pretty picture of a tropical paradise on earth. I laid down … Continue reading

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The Dinner – Disturbing, yet Dangerously Addictive

I bought the book only a couple of weeks ago, largely because it was set in Amsterdam, a city I adore. From the blurb I knew that there was a crime committed somewhere so it fell nicely in the genre … Continue reading

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When a #ProfessionalInterpreter Met a Prostitute

THE driver cut the engine and they waited below imposing church spires. All eyes were on the walkie-talkie, waiting for confirmation from the police officers watching the property in question. The adrenaline in the van was palpable. Pearl looked at … Continue reading

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What Makes an Effective Professional #Interpreter?

In the beginning of 2014, an agency I did occasional interpreting work for emailed me with an attachment titled Resolutions for Interpreters. That’s a first, I thought. No other agency has done anything of the like. Curious, I took a … Continue reading

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