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S is for Smokie

Thanks to Anne I remembered Smokie! Anne watched them in Blackpool and I watched their visit in Mongolia on Mongolian TV and danced to their songs in the late 1990’s in the night clubs of Ulaanbaatar. Smokie played a two night sell out concert to 25,000 people in Ulaanbaatar. As the open air stadium was full another 60,000 fans stood outside listening to them. (Thanks, Anne) Every Mongolian over 30 will remember them well. My friend was the interpreter during their visit. Here I’ll share my favourite song with you. Enjoy! Have you heard of them? Where and when? What

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R is for R-word

Recently we have been thinking about how we can raise awareness on the word Mongol. So I started doing some research and came across the campaign to end the R-Word. I like this video, it’s powerful. How often do you hear this word? Does it mean anything to you?  

Q is for Quotes

I love quotes. In fact, quotes inspire, motivate, toughen, challenge and excite me. In my book Mongol I am starting each chapter with a quote. So today I would like to share with you some of my favourite quotes.   “Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” – Robert Brault “You make a living by what you earn; you make a life by what you give.” – Winston Churchill ”Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great makes you feel

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P is for Presents

Today is one of my son’s birthday. Presents called him out of bed early in the morning before his baby sister who wakes up well before him. He rushed us to open his presents and he was chuffed to see his ‘surprises.’ Well, he asked for Cars 2 DVD though we didn’t get it until 8 o’clock last night. So instead of going to my writing club I drove round nearby towns searching for the DVD in supermarket shelves.  After three supermarkets I finally found the DVD. I kissed it. I did. I know I’m sad, but I’m his mummy.

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O is for 00

When I learnt to say the numbers in English I was surprised that zero can be letter O. The same symbols mean different things in different countries sometimes. I can imagine if I say I need to go the nil/zero room some might not understand. In Mongolia and Russia toilet signs were 00 in 19th century. Since then in Mongolia the phrase ‘going to the nil’ means ‘spending a penny’ in UK. In other words it means going to toilet. Another idiomatic traditional Mongolian phrase is ‘to see a horse.’ Basically the nomadic lifestyle meant horses were and still are

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