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

Learning Japanese online: never going back

I'm still attending my Japanese lessons every Saturday morning. On reflection, online language learning is one of the definite positives to emerge from my Lockdown 3.0 experience. I don't think I'll ever go back to learning languages in a classroom. The online experience knocks it out of the park! No travel time, the comfort of… Continue reading Learning Japanese online: never going back

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