August 27, 2018

I’ve always loved the changing of the seasons and in Japan they pack a punch. The seasons here are quite frankly on steroids. 

We arrived back from our summer break at the height of summer and I can only describe it as an assault on the senses. 

Stepping out from the air...

July 31, 2018

I’m obsessed...

...with a cartoon superhero made of bread and his eclectic group of friends. And, I’m afraid to say, I think I may have developed something of a merchandise buying habit.

Welcome to the world of Anpanman! Come on in and let me tell you more...

Anpanman is...

July 9, 2018

Tokyo…and the living is easy

The thought of moving to Tokyo with a young family was, at first, overwhelming. Not speaking or reading Japanese, I was worried about doing even the simplest of things. To be fair, the first couple of months were pretty overwhelming. However...

June 17, 2018

‘It’s a dog’s life’ is given new meaning in Tokyo

Did I think before coming to Tokyo that one year on I would be talking my husband (who has never shown an interest in having a dog before) out of getting a little fluff ball to call our own. No. I did not.

I had seen phot...

May 29, 2018

How can a city of over 37 million people be a peaceful place to live?

Yet certainly where I am living, right in the heart of Tokyo, everything is quiet. Everything is calm. No raised voices. No car horns. No screaming kids. No-one in a rush. In the words of Bjork…it’s o...

May 8, 2018

“I’ve never seen cars this clean”. These are literally the first words my father uttered when he came to visit us in Tokyo last month. It’s fair to say he tends to zone in on all things car related but, he’s right. Even the trucks shine.

Cleanliness is critical in Japan...

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