After another sleepless night last night (with a baby down the hall that seemed to cry ALL NIGHT!), I'm keen for a slow start today.  Pulling myself together, I pop down the road to visit Nijo Castle. I'm a bit castled/templed out now, but Nijo is's known for its nightingale floors. And I've just [...]

One Year On

Of course, today is the one year anniversary of the earthquake, tsunami, nuclear tragedy that hit Japan on the 11th of March 2012.Strong earthquakes hit the Tohoku Region in the afternoon of March 11, 2011, triggering several meter high tsunami waves that caused massive destruction and loss of human lives in areas along the Pacific coast [...]

Earlier that week…..

I had been thinking about Japan constantly for some reason, but then I'm always thinking about places to go and it was just dreaming.On Thursday, I had a crap morning at work. So to make myself feel better I went to the travel agent and got some brochures on Japan, just to dream a little [...]