Tag Archives: Birmingham

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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#China’s Great Wall No Longer Stops Invaders.

By John Kirk A fat business man parked his Range Rover right across the pedestrian crossing as we approached. I pointed out the selfishness of this as we detoured around his two tons of expensive male jewellery, but he just smiled … Continue reading

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How Much Do I #Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

What makes people fall in love? What makes people stay in love as time goes by? I don’t pretend that I have all the answers, but I’d like to share with you something about the man I fell in love … Continue reading

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A #Foodie’s Guide to the Most Popular #British #Food

Do you enjoy food? Do you think that food is just fuel (as many British people do), or it is simply the most delightful, heavenly gift for us mortals to savour its exquisite and varied flavours, to tickle our tastebuds, to share with … Continue reading

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