Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your New Year’s Eve Treat: Chinese Roast Duck & Chopin’s Music

A few days ago, I shared pictures of our Boxing Day Party at home with a dear friend and fabulous pianist, Di Xiao, her sweet small family of three, and a lovely Chinese student Ying from Birmingham City University where … Continue reading

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#Christmas – Traditional Trees

by John Kirk As we begin to think about dismantling the Christmas tree and putting the decorations back into their boxes for another year, few of us will question the presence of a fir tree in our lounges at this … Continue reading

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A New Beginning? Let’s Celebrate Christmas with Family & Friends!

So, are you glad that the world did not end on the 21/12/2012? Or did it never occur to you that it would actually happen? Whatever you felt towards the Mayan apocalypse, I guess you must be pleased that you’re … Continue reading

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Salsa Dancing in Southern Spain (Spanish Special 2)

A fortnight ago I went salsa dancing in Los Barrios. It’s been a decade since I last tried doing these sexy moves. I used to love dancing but in recent years other engagements took over, like writing and associated energetic … Continue reading

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