Friday, October 12, 2018 Blog 234

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Everyone who has met me knows that when it comes to cooking, I'm doctor Jekyll and Mister Gordon Ramsey; fine with the

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Blog 163

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One shouldn't joke, ever, it seems. As we drove towards Calvia last night to see the first of the newly established ...

Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Blog 40

The legendary Izzy Newman singing in El

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Blog 162

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Last time I was at Mallorca's airport whose name I can't remember now, I saw this, what my late aunt Bette would have called

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Monday, October 01, 2018 Blog 584

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Today is China's National Day, and also 30 years to the day plus one, since I arrived in China for the first time. It

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Monday, September 24, 2018 Blog 328

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Is this a salsa course? I had the feeling that the black guy was the instructor and the other people passing drop-in

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Saturday, September 08, 2018 Blog 304

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Patagonia - un lugar diferente (a different place) - the sign above this busy café proudly

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Friday, September 07, 2018 Blog 263

Mallorca-Palma-View-from-Bellver-Park-Bellver-Castle-Cathedral home

In our series Spanish words that don't sound like

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Thursday, September 06, 2018 Blog 361

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Is there a bigger bore than the bore who bores you boringly with "when I was in..." about places you have never been?

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Monday, September 03, 2018 Blog 241

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Looking at the news, I wonder how much of a great advertising idea it is for a restaurant to

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Cecilie has worked as a feature- and column writer and photographer at the South China Morning Post, as a Cantonese radio presenter at Radio Television Hong Kong as well as making hundreds of podcasts and language videos and travel documentaries.

After 30 years in China/Hong Kong where she ran Happy Jellyfish People’s Democratic Language Bureau specialising in making Cantonese a world language with the slogan “Learn Cantonese the Natural Way – from a Norwegian!” Cecilie’s life mission as a “Cantonese Fundamentalist” was to make the whole world speak Cantonese. Failing somewhat in this endeavour she eventually felt the pull of her European roots, and packed up her beloved “gaff” on Lantau Island, scene of hundreds of Sichuan lunches and dinners, in January 2018.

She now lives in Palma de Mallorca with her two dogs, enjoying fresh air and architectural beauty.