Japanese: Moving on

I’m settling in for my final Japanese lesson this morning. The course ends after ten weeks of three hour lessons and an intensive introduction to the language. I've loved it, even though at times, I felt completely out of my depth. The teacher has been super-patient and attentive and the small class size made all… Continue reading Japanese: Moving on

That post-onsen glow: Tokyo, Sept 2017

I've been amusing myself by looking through my holiday photos again. There's nothing nicer than spending a snowy February Sunday morning looking at sunsets, beaches and blue skies. Regular readers will know I can’t get enough of steam rooms, saunas and hot tubs. And Japan has the most excellent collection of these in the form… Continue reading That post-onsen glow: Tokyo, Sept 2017

Takoyaki memories

This day, two years ago, I was once again over-indulging in Tokyo. My photos app reminded me today, in the nicest of ways. We spent our afternoon down in Odaiba, shopping, wandering and then over-eating. After basically inhaling a massive bowl of pork Katsu curry, I then tucked into (and demolished) a serving of six… Continue reading Takoyaki memories