On a diet….




On a diet! I have been on a diet or another for as long as I can remember. I have tried Slim Fast, Weight Watchers, Atkins and Lighter Life, etc. I have lost at least twice my body weight over…

Summer Holidays




On the 9th of August we made our annual trip to France. For our first night, we stayed in Novotel near Senlis, the first bedroom we were given was not quite clean enough as we found some hair in the…

The weight issue




A couple of years ago, I decided to change my life. I have always been a little overweight, actually depending of the time moving from obese, morbidly obese or just overweight on the BMI scale. I went on a very…

The exam




Like 15,000 other victims I took the mismanaged and poorly organised Japanese Proficiency Test last December but this is not only a test of Japanese Language but also a test of patience. I’ve no gripe with the test itself. It’s…

The rubbish problem




Have you noticed when you come to Japan that everything you buy in the shop is packed for you nicely? Even chewing gums in a packet are individually wrapped!But this mountain of packaging material needs to be disposed off. Everything…