Part 2: Echoes of Japan

Hi all! Welcome to the second part of my blog on Japan. As stated in part one it is a real challenge trying to reveal new details of a country that is visited and written about by hundreds of amateur bloggers like myself every year. But I still think it’s important for the people that…

Part 1: Echoes of Japan

It’s has been almost a year since Lucy and I travelled to Japan. I promised to write up about my experiences out there but I never got round to it except for a token blog about what surprised me about the experience. Part of the challenge was my desire to write something different. To capture…

Juno

I never wanted a rabbit. Lucy had gone shopping for her wedding dress with her family and called me midway through the day. The last thing I was expecting was for her to ask to buy a rabbit but I agreed on two conditions – that she stayed outside and Lucy would do everything for…

Realign and refocus.

I’ve recently come back from a week of dog sitting in Portsmouth. I would say it was a holiday but sitting around watching TV in your brother-in-laws house is not quite on par with sitting on a beach drinking cocktails. It was nevertheless a great opportunity to catch up with as many people as possible…

6 Months in Devon (probably close to the name of a porno somewhere)

If there’s a clear example of my situation in Devon it’s that I have only written two blogs this year – including this one. Based on comprehensive studies on ants and prisoners we can successfully conclude that this is due to me being either really busy or really lazy. Shockingly both of these studies have…

Coming up for air.

What happened? I blacked out! Regular readers of my monthly updates that ran last year will have learnt that Lucy and I moved to Devon after many years in Portsmouth. Understandably there have been quite a few things going on what with moving house and starting new jobs and finding new places to walk Monty…

December Update (and Farewell to 2017)

So this is the end of 2017. If you have been patiently reading these updates then you’ll be relieved to know this is the final one. I’ve had a pretty amazing year overall and there is so much more to talk about than just eight simple points. But for now, let’s see how I did….

November Update

Yes these blogs are getting later. No I don’t care because life has been busy. Here’s the reasons why: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable. Got a bank staff role at a regional university, that will (hopefully) give me some money when I move down in…

October (and September) Update

Yes this is two months of updates in one but I have a Japan sized excuse for not posting an update at the end of September. To compensate though I have a lot of updates to tell you! In fact it feels like I will have ticked off this whole list by the end of…