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Lockdown, domain names and hindsight

Lockdown, domain names and hindsight


2020 was certainly… a year to remember. And 2021 is looking very much like it’s going to be a terrible season 2. For those of you who do/did follow this blog you may have noticed that my posts trailed off in 2019 and stopped at the beginning of January 2020. Without going into all the … Continue reading

Taking a break!

Taking a break!


Don’t worry, I’m still alive, but I am taking the first proper ‘break’ from blogging in almost seven years! Without boring you with the details – I’m taking a short hiatus as life outside of blogging is getting very busy and I want to focus on my book writing. I’m hoping to be back later … Continue reading

Diary date: One Green Bottle at Soho Theatre

Diary date: One Green Bottle at Soho Theatre


The European premiere of One Green Bottle, an absurd comedy from Hideki Noda, is coming to London soon! Between 27 April and 19 May, One Green Bottle will be running at the Soho Theatre. Directed by and starring acclaimed Japanese writer Hideki Noda himself, this satirical comedy about a disconneted family, consumerism and technology is … Continue reading

What is Hinamatsuri?

What is Hinamatsuri?


This Saturday (3 March) is Girls’ Day or Dolls’ Festival (Hinamatsuri) in Japan. As you might expect, this day is an occasion to pray for the health and happiness of girls in Japan. Like a lot of Japanese festivals, Hinamatsuri has an interesting history and practices, so let’s take a look… Traditionally, people display dolls … Continue reading

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct

Matcha treats from Tokyo Direct


If you follow me on Twitter you’ll probably know I’m a big fan of matcha – whether it’s a proper frothy cup at a tea ceremony, matcha latte or matcha cake. You can guess I’d be pleased to receive a box of matcha goodies in the post! I recently received a small box from Tokyo … Continue reading