I am a researcher in bionanotechnology currently living and working in Tokyo. I moved out here four and a half years ago, against my better judgement but in search of adventure. It has certainly been an adventure and not one I would have missed for the world, but now I am preparing to head back to the UK where I will be retraining as a designer.
This blog used to just be for opinionated rambling. Now it is for updates as I pay forward people's support for my attempts to retrain with random acts of kindness... and indulge in opinionated rambling.
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Monthly Archives: March 2009
Nothing much to report. I have been shopping and I’m nearly there with the Katakana, although I’ve forgotten the numbers again. I have spent the last week chilling out hard with some lovely friends, and driving away on Thursday will … Continue reading
The visa trip went off without a hitch, I was in and out in under 5 minutes. Incredible. Would everyone with a Skype account mind sending me their Skype name thank-you pleas P.S. Today I bought A LOT of socks.
Well, I packed, eventually. It felt like a lifetime but everything was gone by 11am so I can’t have been too tardy. Now: bed. Tomorrow: visa. Does anyone know of somewhere that does 45×45 mm photos? I need one for … Continue reading
I am supposed to be packing, as you can see I am not. Hey ho, it has to be done by 9.30 tomorrow, so it will be done! I am leaving Nottingham tomorrow afternoon. You may have noticed I haven’t … Continue reading
Booked for 20 people on the basis that at least 1 (out of 21) would cancel. No one cancelled. We had to squeeze the extra one on the end. I received one bottle of champagne, one bottle of Paul Frank … Continue reading
Points of View: Dear Anne Robinson, Why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why oh why have the script writers at the BBC forgotten how to use the past tense? Last time I … Continue reading
The sheep is feeling slightly lonely, not me. I’m just making noises like a lonely sheep, as you do. Today’s FBB (Fat Bird Benchmark) is 13 mins 30 secs, non-stop. I applied ice and analgesics to my knee in an … Continue reading
In case you’re wondering, the title of this post is the noise a sheep makes when it has been engrossed in chewing on a particularly tasty patch of grass and raises its head to find the rest of the flock … Continue reading
… … … Dam! It’s not all about my fondness for terrible puns, it’s also an opportunity to express my frustration. I may have set a new Fat Bird Benchmark yesterday, but my knee is not at all happy about … Continue reading