Tag Archives: Birmingham

Joyful July: Hot #Summer #BBQ and #BCU #Fiesta

Only a week into the month, we already have had the hottest days on record on the very first day of July, climbing up to 36 degrees, unfamiliar to many Brits but we embraced it. Quite by coincidence, Birmingham City … Continue reading

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Discovering #Birmingham: Travelling Back In Time via Tolkien Trail

“It’s a beautiful day outside. Let’s go somewhere,” I said to my better half. “Is there anywhere in Birmingham we have not been yet?” “Of course, there is,” John replied, “south of Birmingham.” Of course. We live in the north … Continue reading

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#Picnic in the Park: #Spring Excursion in Sutton Park 春游伯明翰

Last Monday, during the first of the two Bank Holidays in May, I organised a picnic in the park, inviting all the visiting academics from Birmingham City University. It so happens that part of my job is to look after … Continue reading

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#Chinese #Dance: A Charming Combination of Beauty, Colour, Culture, Grace and Incredible Skills

Last Saturday evening, just as I was finishing off a simple Sichuan Style dinner, with the usual rice, sweet potatoes and spicy chicken, I received a surprise phone call from Monita Hung, a friend and colleague whom I met during … Continue reading

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