For the Love of Japan

Words look more like art than writing, the language sounds almost music like, and the toilets have heated seats and electronic control panels which perform a whole variety of services. It is a faraway land clouded in mystique – a delight for the curious traveller. Continue reading

Hearting the Harajuku Girl

It’s that time again; we are off on our next adventure tomorrow – two weeks in Japan. I know. I know. I am jealous of myself!

We are doing four destinations: Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima. I’m so excited about seeing and experiencing a culture that is so different to ours.

And we are gonna look the part too. Oh yes. Everyone knows the Japanese are the most stylish people on the planet. I am not sure we will achieveΒ Harajuku status (the name given to funky street style fashion) but we will not be looking shabby, oh no; my capsule wardrobe planning has taken on a whole new level. Continue reading

Laughing in the Rain

I looked around for a comfy chair, or a bed, or maybe the floor would do. Yes, I could just curl up in the corner by the escalator… No, I can make it upstairs, make it to Mike and then… My head was spinning, I felt sick and anxious; I felt separate to the world around me. I made it upstairs – Mike was trying on some boots. I sat down on one of the stools in the shoe department and hugged my handbag to me like a comfort blanket. It was 11 am, I was meeting a friend at 1 pm to go out for lunch and then to the theatre. Two hours felt like a very long time away. I hugged my bag tighter. Emma rang and I shared that I was having a meltdown in TKMaxx. Her Continue reading

What a difference a year makes…

Hey my lovelies

Today I have a guest post over at The Chrysalis Effect Recovery Programme – thought Continue reading