The Capsule Hotel

The Capsule Hotel

My first night in Tokyo was spent in a Capsule Hotel (kapuseru hoteru). I remember being fascinated by these places when they were featured on…

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Jetlagged in Japan!

Jetlagged in Japan!

I’m in Tokyo! I arrived here after a predictably uncomfortable flight on BA. It was Sunday, and the airport was quiet, as was the public…

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A Snail on My Dustbin

A Snail on My Dustbin

I took the bins out the other night and found this cute little guy on my dustbin. He gave me a nice macro photo opportunity!…

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Around the world in 58 days!

Around the world in 58 days!

I’ve traveled a fair bit, but I’ve always wanted to do a big trip. I remember doing my first liveaboard in 2001, and being really…

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"Militant" Secularism

“Militant” Secularism

In the past two weeks, there have been two significant court rulings: Local government meetings are for conducting the business you’ve been elected to. They…

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Snowy Lake - Harrow

Snowy Harrow 2012!

It snowed heavily on the weekend. Forecasts elicited panic-buying and dog-eat dog behaviour, as people desperately prepared for Armageddon. When the TV cut out at around midnight,…

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This is What Democracy Looks Like

This is What Democracy Looks Like

I took this during a recent trip to New York at Zucotti Park. It’s a collection of banners from the Occupy Wall Street movement.  …

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Kittens!

Kittens!

You probably already know that we’re a cat-friendly household and that we foster cats. We recently took delivery of a pair of kittens from the…

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