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: March 2011
**UPDATE 17th March 12.00** Outlets like the Guardian are reporting the FCO are recommending British residents leave Tokyo because of radiation fears. This irresponsible journalism is utterly incorrect fear mongering rubbish. Pay no attention. The truth is that the FCO … Continue reading
13/03 8.30 pm There is now no doubt that there has been at least a partial meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi reactor 1 and probably reactor 3 as well. A hydrogen explosion in reactor 3 similar to that seen in reactor … Continue reading
**Update 4 (13/03 11.00 am)** The first rumours of a confirmed meltdown at Fukushima are coming through. **Update 3 (13/03 09.30 am)** Things continue to be fine in Tokyo, although rolling blackouts are scheduled from tomorrow as there are so … Continue reading
The biggest challenge facing any campaigner comes not from the people who think you’re wrong, but from the people who’d rather you shut up so they don’t have to think at all. Here’s an interesting post from John Pilger on … Continue reading
Today I visited Ganko Ramen, a shop just 10 mins walk from my new apt. It’s an ugly little shop, and by little, I mean tiny. It’s the ground floor of a wedge shaped building “so sharp you could cut … Continue reading