WHAT I DO
March 31, 2020
There's been a lot happening in my head lately. Literally. And now I'm going to try and get it all out of my head and into this blog post. I hope you've fa...
March 1, 2020
Last week, I found out about a new foodie TV competition in the UK. Our Hairy Bikers are presenting the 5-part 'Chocolate Challenge' series, which started...
January 2, 2020
That's it, a whole decade over, and I've been writing annual recaps for half of it.
As a year to end the 10s, 2019 put in the effort to make itself memorabl...
November 15, 2019
Time for a short break, I reckon.
I'm leaving Japan temporarily, because of changes to my mental health (and some changes to the way I think right now as a...
July 6, 2019
Being unwell is no fun, no matter where you live. When you’re in another country, far from your family, friends, and a more familiar-looking healthcare sys...
May 29, 2019
Every so often, a quote or article comes along that has the foreigner population in Japan up in arms. Like this NYT piece on Pico Iyer, a man who's been he...
May 27, 2019
Aji WOW is my series of unusual Japanese food/drink reviews. 'Aji' (味) means 'flavour', and the name's also a pun on 'ajiwau' (味わう) - 'to enjoy the taste o...
January 5, 2019
The song at number 1 on the UK Singles Chart the day I was born was 'It's A Sin' by The Pet Shop Boys. Maybe that's why I do this recap every year. When I...
September 13, 2018