Tag Archives: Europe

Sights of Stunning #Slovenia – a Special Birthday Treat to Treasure (1)

“How about we go to Slovenia for your birthday this year?” John said to me, his mind seemed already made up. “That would be cool,” I replied without hesitation, a smile crept across my face, colouring my voice. It’s not … Continue reading

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How Good Are Your English Translations? Hilarious English Signs Around the World

During all our travels in different countries, we  have come across some very interesting signs for English speakers, translated by bilinguals, not Google translator, presumably – sometimes they are so inaccurate but at the same time hilariously funny that they … Continue reading

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Amsterdam (1) – Buzzing City of Red Lights, Bicycles, Boats, Tulips, Windmills and Wooden Clogs

On returning from our recent short break in one of  the top European cities, as is usual after my travels, I was inspired to pen a blog, or two, in this case. The reason is simple – I fell in … Continue reading

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Year of the Dragon Special: Celebrating Chinese New Year with Classical Pianist Di Xiao

A few years ago at an event hosted at the ICC by BBC presenters which gave awards to innovative companies and individuals in the West Midlands, I saw and heard Di Xiao playing piano for the first time. I was … Continue reading

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