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 2011
I have just finished packing for my trip on Friday. I got everything in my bag, sort of. Close enough that I can manage it all anyway. Out of interest, I weighed the bags: they total 23 kg (51 lbs), … Continue reading
Yesterday I attended the orientation session for my trip with Peaceboat to Ishinomaki. In the run up to the series of bank holidays that occurs at the start of May called Golden Week, Peaceboat were overrun with volunteers and were … Continue reading
Here’s an account of the death of Big Rinty by his friend Erwin James: http://www.erwinjames.co.uk/blog/2011/05/14/ministry-of-silly-words/ And Prisoner Ben’s take: http://prisonerben.blogspot.com/2011/05/big-rinty-is-free.html? Denying compassionate release twice in the last 6 weeks of a man’s life, and then finally granting it the day … Continue reading