Return to Japan

Return to Japan

My first overseas trip, at the age of 19, was to Tokyo, accompanying my Japanese boyfriend while he sought treatment for cancer. I spent mornings at intensive language classes, afternoons sitting on the end of his bed at the National Cancer Centre, and evenings teaching English or getting drunk in Roppongi bars. I lived with [...]

Favourite London moments (so far)

Favourite London moments (so far)

Fun times during my first five days in London: - At Westminster Abbey, a blue hedgehog sculpture on the tomb of a woman who died in 1596. Why a hedgehog? Why blue? Don't know. Loved it. - Music, music everywhere. Alone in the crypt of St Bride's in Fleet Street (stumbled across when I took [...]