Welcome to 2018! Here is hoping it is good to us all! I've been thinking about what I would personally like to achieve in 2018, so here is a list (basically for my own referral and public shaming if I don't manage it) of what I want from 2018: Buy a house/flat Complete a reading… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Earlier this week I celebrated both my mother and my grandmother's birthdays, by visiting them at the Garden of Rememberence. I have done this every year since Granny passed away and of course more recently when Mum also passed on. It's been a little tradition of mine ever since my early 20's to visit mum… Continue reading Remembering to never forget
Now we are home and utterly miserable, I wanted to write about our Japan honeymoon in an attempt to cheer myself up and hopefully make for some interesting reading! We had been planning this honeymoon before we had even considered where we were going to get married! Whilst sitting in the departure lounge in March… Continue reading Our Japanese honeymoon adventure, March – April 2017
Tomorrow is my final day (well half day) at work before we jet off on our honeymoon! I still cannot believe that we are finally heading back to Japan! We have sorted out where we want to go, who we want to see and what we want to do. We just have to get there… Continue reading Soon…soon…
I looked slightly different... We were in Kyoto and paid a visit to AYA Geisha & Maiko experience where I finally got to try a real kimono on and was made up like a Maiko (trainee geisha). We had a photoshoot too, as part of the package. It was an amazing day! And we return to Kyoto… Continue reading This time, 2 years ago
My wonderful parents-in-law bought me a Kindle Paperwhite for my Christmas and since then I have been HOOKED! I loved reading when I was younger but I have hardly read since University, where I managed to burn myself out reading for my degree (thanks, English Language & Literature!) and reading lost all enjoyment. It no… Continue reading Regaining the joy of reading
The last few weeks I have been a little Croydon bird, living in a hotel and attending training for my new job. I'm currently in week 4 of 5 and I feel like the training is starting to settle into my brain, I'm putting it into practice so it's making sense at last! I have… Continue reading Training in Croydon
An evening with my laptop!? Inconceivable! What I REALLY should be doing is studying for my Japanese mid-term, but I am currently taking a break from the books to catch up a little on life. So much has happened since my last update! Tomorrow is my final day at my current job - I recently… Continue reading An update!
Part of me wants to write A LOT about my recent journey to Japan and how much it has changed how I have been looking at my life, but my house remains a bombsite since my mother's diagnosis and passing. Using this bank holiday weekend to ensure I have a happy home, because a happy… Continue reading Japan adventure…wait!