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: February 2011
Wherever I have travelled and however many people I meet, the ones that really make my heart sing are the ones who are kind. There is something about kind people that makes them happier and that, in turn, makes the people … Continue reading
The momentous events in the Middle East seem to be spreading; regimes are toppling like dominoes. Perhaps the most appealing part of the story so far has been the organisation of the protesters in Egypt – this interactive BBC map … Continue reading
Today we’ve heard very good news from Egypt, but I can’t quite bring myself to break out the bunting yet. Over-throwing the old government is the comparatively easy bit of a revolution, building a new one takes years not days … Continue reading
Labour Lords, with the help of a couple of rebellious Tories, have just managed to pass an amendment to the voting reform bill that means that, should turnout fall below 40%, the vote is non-binding and the Government can choose … Continue reading
I have just bought a new phone handset. It has a funky new text input system called Swype that lets you input words by drawing a path over the keyboard. It is clever and fast and I like it a … Continue reading