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…

What I didn’t expect in Japan

Japan was amazing. I can safely say it was one of the best experiences of my life so far. One month on and it’s hard to put all the amazing experiences into words. Coupled with that is the acute knowledge that I am not the first person to go to Japan and I should probably…

Work Decisions

Originally posted on After Evalyn:
I had a plan. When I sat down last Summer with my maternity leave form in front of me, I was very clear in my mind as to what my plan would be: 1. Have my baby. 2. Take a year’s maternity leave. 3. After a year, return to work…

Planning the adventure: Japan day 13-14

We will return to Tokyo for the last leg of our trip. As a change from Air BnBs and traditional Accommodation such as Minshukus, Ryokens (and a Capsule Hotel) we’re going to stay for two nights in a pretty standard hotel. Nothing fancy, just a centrally located place for us to grab souvenirs, check out…

Hidden in plain sight

A strange thing happened to me today as I walked back from town. At first I felt a headache but the pain quickly sent a jolt to my stomach that made me double over. A few people walked over to see if I was alright which was nice (though they probably would have left me…

August Update

Birthdays, road trips, bank holidays and other adventures. August was nice and busy.  The sun shone by the end of it but despite all the rain I’ve had some pretty lovely days with friends and family. As for the goals: 1) Get a new job or find a way of making current role more enjoyable….

Finding Humour In Grief

Originally posted on After Evalyn:
The room that was already small was made to feel even smaller by the fact there were already two other families waiting in it. The receptionist had called it a ‘waiting room’ but I was pretty sure that at one time throughout history it had actually been a cupboard. I…

Planning the adventure: Japan day 8-12

Welcome back to the Japan travel blog! You know how the last one was about a bit of relaxation? Well that’s because the next stage of our journey is crazy busy! On the way back from Seketei, and over five days, we hope to visit: Hiroshima: Because a visit to the peace memorial seems like…