Monthly Archives: June 2012

Scotland – Land of Amazing Grace: Bagpipes, Castles, Lochs, Highland Cattle & Reindeers

If you have read my book  The Same Moon, or if you are my friends on Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know how dearly I love a country called Scotland. In today’s picture video blog, I’ll show you some of the … Continue reading

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Music Monday – Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto《梁祝小提琴協奏曲》

Over the weekend, a fellow author, Matt Posner, asked me if there was a recording on YouTube about Shanbo and Yingtai – he has been reading my book The Same Moon, which made reference to this well-known classical Chinese love … Continue reading

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Dragon Boat Festival: Myths, Legends & Recipes for Rice Dumplings (端午節)

This blog post is resulted from a very interesting exchange with friends on Facebook yesterday, after I shared pictures of Zongzi (Sticky Rice Dumplings). As you know, many Chinese traditional festivals are associated with food one way or another, and … Continue reading

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My Travels in Europe: Express to Prague

(In the summer of 1991, while studying at the University of Glasgow, I set off to ‘discover’ Continental Europe on my own, inter-railing through one country after another, following my successful solo adventure in Germany two year before.)  In my … Continue reading

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