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Kawaguchiko

This weekend I did a little sightseeing around where I’m staying, in Kawaguchiko, Japan. There are a series of caves you can visit at the foot of Mt Fuji, formed from lava from the last eruption. The Narusawa Ice Cave … Continue reading

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happy new year!

I was given this lovely simple shimekazari to put on the door, made of straw and rice, to ward off evil spirits and invite the good ones in. Let’s hope it works!Today we enjoyed a Japanese osechi meal, all handmade … Continue reading

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Kyushu part II

From Kumamoto, we travelled by scenic train to Kagoshima, with its famous active volcano Sakurajima. We visited up close, riding the boat across the bay, watching nervously at the smoke puffing gently from the top…We spent a day further south … Continue reading

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Montana road trip – part 2

We drove from Missoula across the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains and along the edge of the Great Plains up to the Eastern entrance of Glacier National Park. The Park was beyond breathtaking. The mountains, the trees, and the … Continue reading

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Montana road trip – part 1

We’ve just started our road trip in Montana and I’m already loving it. We landed in Missoula, and were greeted by this bear at the airport. We spent our first day wandering the town on the hottest day of the … Continue reading

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Palm Springs

I’m visiting Palm Springs, for a post-Christmas break, and the clear desert air, and surprisingly chilly nights are crazy beautiful…  

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shiny water

On our roadtrip up the West Coast this weekend the weather was turbulent and wild.And the Pacific was moody and full of deep colours. There were moments of stillness, and the waters of estuaries, full of moorhens, sandpipers and gulls, … Continue reading

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Hearst Castle & Monterey

We visited Hearst Castle last weekend, which was totally enshrouded in fog and completely crazy. It was fantastic to walk through the rooms and marvel at the mismatched objets…I liked the details in the carvings and sculptures…and I really loved … Continue reading

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Art in Chicago

This weekend I’m in Chicago. The weather’s perfect, and I’m loving it. I’ve always thought that Chicago is a wonderful secret that nobody tells outsiders, and I feel lucky to have discovered it. And I finally got to see ‘the … Continue reading

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Alabama

I recently visited Huntsville, Alabama as part of ‘wood paper box‘, and was fascinated by the skies that were the remnants of some scary local tornadoes…It’s been a while since I’ve been to the south, so it was lovely to … Continue reading

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