Wishing all of my readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Thank you so much for visiting my website in 2022. I hope you continue to support me in 2023. Here’s this year’s short festive video for you to enjoy!
Enter this month’s competition: scroll to the end of this blog post to find out how you could win a highly prized copy of Laura Bordignon’s publication Timeless Beauty of Imperial Japan. THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER IS HIROMI @OnigiriAction1 ON TWITTER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK THE TIME TO ENTER AND […]
In the past 18 months, my husband Roy has had cataract surgery and two endoscopies, and he’s just had a laparoscopy to have his gallbladder removed. He’s recovering well so thank you to everyone who has shown us support at this time. I’m taking a short break from writing and I’ll be less active on […]
“On this island, I have sat in the eye of a typhoon, seen how octopus are hunted, learned to dance under the moonlight, and wandered like the poet Basho on an ancient pilgrimage trail. I’m still content to watch lavender-colored sunsets from Shiraishi Beach in bare feet rather than a posh restaurant atop a grand […]