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: February 2010
Generally speaking I am an environmentally conscious supermarket shopper. I carry reusable bags in my handbag and I seldom use plastic carrier bags*. At home, my dustbin takes carrier bags so the ones I do use get reused as bin … Continue reading
These just popped into my head this afternoon, so I sat up until 4.30 am doing them. I am an idiot. It only took me that long because my laptop wasn’t up to the job, but I couldn’t stop till … Continue reading
YouGov are looking for people to answer poll questions for them. You get points for filling in questionnaires and when you’ve done about 50 you get a cheque for £50. Sign up using this link and I get a referral … Continue reading
The debate seems to go like this: Pro: I don’t care whether you think it is right prisoners have human rights or not, the European Court of Human Rights has decreed that they do and that voting is one of … Continue reading
“The Net treats censorship as damage and routes around it” – John Gilmore. Christopher Maloney is a naturopath in Maine. He calls himself a doctor and prescribes garlic capsules as a cure for H1N1. This is bad, but worse, when … Continue reading
… this blog is called Going on a Bear Hunt. What’s the point if I’m not going to do the odd scary thing? http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2010/feb/14/northkorea Tempting. Very tempting.
Welcome to Going On A Bear Hunt’s new home. It will be a bit rough around the edges for a while as I figure out how to set things up, so please bear with me as I get things under … Continue reading
Scientists live in a topsy turvy world of theory, doubt and questioning. We learn to observe evidence and seek it out through careful experimentation. We take our observations and, with meticulous care, we weave each new strand of information into … Continue reading
SNOWING! That came completely out of nowhere. If you’d have told me yesterday that now it would be snowing I’d have laughed at you. It’s been unseasonably mild for about 10 days and I really thought spring had come already. … Continue reading