Summer’s here in Japan, and I’m deliberately sweating out a lot of my body weight by writing this in an un-air-conditioned room. I’m not sure why, but it feels like the right thing to do. We’ve just taken the kids to the African Safari in Oita, Japan. Here’s a google maps link for those that … More Oita African Safari Park
I like to travel. I like to experience new things. That being said, sometimes you just get burned out and want to sit at home and binge-watch Archer or something. Burnout is a real thing, and it’s a little insidious. Initially, you don’t realise that anything is different, but if you get the chance to … More Some time in Asia
Just a quick snap. I got caught in a sudden rainstorm but I had to stop and take this photo, even though I only had my phone…. The rain really made the sun sexy.
Not that I want to promote the event or anything but I managed to get some pics at the Air Race. These are the Small JPEGS via the camera WiFi; if someone has a burning desire for higher resolutions just leave a comment and I’ll upload them later.
Japan is a really diverse country; especially for one so homogeneous when it comes to the population. This is partly due to the island nature of the country, and partially due to the oppressive rule of the shogunate that lasted from 1192-1860-ish. This restricted the movement of commoners, so different prefectures developed a lot of … More Weird Japanese Festivals – The Scarecrow Festival
So I have managed to write another chapter for Arctic Gale. Finally up to #30! Okay, technically it is the 31st chapter because I have a boner for prologues, but you get the feeling. It’s also looking like it will actually get to that novel length, which I wasn’t sure if I could manage on … More There are no stars in Tokyo
I’m not sure how it affects others, but to me, Jet Lag is like a net that envelops your brain. When you wake up you feel its presence. I usually think, quite optimistically, that this is just the normal “tiredness” that will go away with breakfast and a coffee. An adequate dose of caffeine and … More Jetlag Express