I am a design student currently living in London. I moved back here to start a new career after four and a half years in Tokyo as a research scientist. Tokyo was certainly an adventure an adventure and now, having built a connection to Japan that guarantees I will be back as soon as I can, I've begun my new bear hunt that has been 6 years in the making. Exciting times!
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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Author Archives: Nell
There is a wonderful installation underway around the moat of The Tower of London. To commemorate the first world war, 888,246 ceramic poppies are being planted: one for each fallen British soldier. Planting started in June and from now until … Continue reading
This is what more than 400 5p coins looks like: For some time now I’ve been wanting to give something to the many buskers around London. I wanted to do it more systematically than just drop money in here and … Continue reading
It’s patently obvious that I haven’t been writing about my RAoKs lately, but the good news is, I have still been doing them. Not at the rate I’d hoped, but they are occurring. #7: I stand up to let allow … Continue reading
The other day, whilst loitering next to a student noticeboard with a friend, we were asked by someone for a pen. Lightning fast, I went for my bag, but too slow! My friend got to hers first. So close >< … Continue reading
The last time I wrote one of these was seven and half weeks ago, and what a seven and a half weeks! It was just two days before I moved out of my old apartment in Tokyo into the temporary … Continue reading
With nearly 4 million passengers passing through per day, Shinjuku station is by far the busiest transport hub in the world. Not only is it busy, it is also huge. The station serves 12 lines and has 36 platforms, but … Continue reading
**Wondering what this “RAoK” malarky is all about? Click here** I went hiking at the weekend through the gorgeous forest that surrounds Lake Chuzenji in Nikko: it’s a pretty fabulous place to go and escape the swelter of a Tokyo … Continue reading
**Wondering what this “RAoK” malarky is all about? Click here** Second Harvest Japan (2hj) is a food bank. They take food donated by organisations and individuals and distribute it to those in need around Japan. Last Saturday I volunteered on their … Continue reading
**Wondering what this “RAoK” malarky is all about? Click here** I’ve been really touched by the positive response to my fundraising efforts and am off to a great start (only 10 days in, and already I have raised almost £1000!). … Continue reading