i can’t believe you’re not an artist

They’re too good, aren’t they?  For someone not in the creative industry.  I know.   Anyway, these are my plans for my sewing extravaganza for this summer. All Tilly and the Buttons patterns which I am very drawn to. We will just have to see how they go.  I have already made two of the items which I will be posting about soon!!

Coco doesn’t have a second arm because I couldn’t get it right

Emily ...

no hobby no life

A thing you get asked over and over and over and over again in Japan is (and this is no matter on the age), ‘What are your hobbies?’.  To me, this is an odd question to ask an adult but maybe I’m the odd one?  My usual boring answer is, ‘reading’.  And watching TV and Netflix and YouTube AND of course, eating.  This actually annoys me because my hobby is reading.  I like to read and I do read.  I am under the impression that lots of people say reading is their hobby but then they never do it.   ...

lazy sunday

Oh what a lovely Sunday, oh what a beautiful day.  It was such a nice Sunday!  We went down to the beachy bit at Kasai Rinkai Park and walked around.  There were a lot of people in the actual park bit but not so many on the beach which was nice as I’m not a huge fan of crowded places.  ‘Why do you live in Tokyo then?’  you might ask and the answer is, I don’t know.  Anyway, enjoy the pictures and make sure to visit if you haven’t already.

You can see Disney off in the distance.  The ...

2016 memories


Indulge me if you will in my highlights and lowlights of 2016.  It will be photo heavy, just to warn you.


We went on the Highgate Cemetery tour.  Very informative and something different to do in London.


We also went to visit my husband’s family in Italy.



We did the supreme Saturday at Yauatcha in The City.  Beautiful!



It was my mum’s birthday and we went to El Gato Negro in Manchester which was really divine.



I got to see Weezer twice in April! Manchester and London.  The best band ever!



Took my mum to Barcelona ...