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.
All the artwork by Nell on this site is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.
Monthly Archives: May 2010
I often refer to Bob Sutton’s management blog as it is a frequent source of wisdom. Today is no exception, the only difference being one of his commenters also came up with a saying I rather like. Will Lichtig: “The … Continue reading
I was taken by this cartoon from Bob Sutton. It says it all really.
I absolutely love this guy; his opinions on education speak to my soul. He’s funny too. I’ve finished my art class now and, although I have definitely passed, I won’t have achieved the grade I’m fairly sure I’m capable of. … Continue reading
Yup, you read that right. If you didn’t know, today has been designated Everyone Draw Mohammad Day. It’s an act of rebellion standing up for free speech. Everyone has the right to believe whatever they wish, but no one has … Continue reading
I’ve finished my art course When I set out to do this, I was very worried I wouldn’t be able to keep all the balls in the air but, as it happened, that turned out out to be the least … Continue reading
When I watch videos like this, I want to shout from the roof top in frustration “WHY AREN’T WE ALREADY DOING THIS?!” In the light of the ongoing and increasingly worrisome Horizon oil spill it becomes even more relevant. I’d … Continue reading
Well, we have our ConDemNation (I didn’t coin the term, don’t blame me) and most people seem to have reacted with cautious optimism. Not the press, of course, they’re doing their best to tear it apart already but, hey, waddya … Continue reading
Or “What I know now that I didn’t know two days ago”. Before the election I went out on a limb and expressed the view that maybe, just maybe, the opinion polls were underestimating the strength of Liberal Democrat support. … Continue reading