Memoirs

We took the Bullet train to Kyoto this morning and spent the afternoon wandering the streets around the temple. Tomorrow we’re going to see the Geishas perform- they only perform for the public in April… so we’re rather lucky we’re here now. We’re going early to do the tea ceremony before their performance… I took […]

Lost In Translation

We were hit by jet lag today so didn’t leave our hotel until about noon. We first went to the Imperial Palace Gardens. I took loads of photos of flowers… then noticed that pretty much every person over the age of about 60 had a considerably better camera than I did, AND a tripod, and […]

Still On The Plane

We’ve got about 6 hours left of our flight… but we’re on broadband, baby… This is what we’ve been up to the last few hours.

Frankfurt

We’re in the Business Lounge in Frankfurt airport. Our flight has been delayed by 90 minutes. The weather here was very bad earlier on and now there’s a bit of a backlog of flights. The lounge here is full – one third Japanese businessmen drinking beer and eating German food, one third European businessmen drinking […]

Konichiwa

I’m off to Japan on Wednesday for two weeks (ish). I’m hoping to take photos and video while I’m there… but until then, to get everyone in the mood for Japan, I thought I’d leave you with a photo of a cute bunny rabbit I took the other week. I suppose to be really Japanese […]

£20,000,000 autograph

I took my son to Sunshine yesterday. I introduced him to Alex Garland and reminded him of when we were at Stonehenge and he said he was like ‘that Alex guy’. They talked about computer games for a bit. My son was amazed that an adult knew about Mario… He went around getting various people’s […]

Go/No Go For Launch

Retro. Go! Fido. Go! Econ. Go! Right now I’m waiting for the final ‘go’ for the relaunch of Sunshine… Please, check it out. I’ve given the last seven months of my life to it – it’s the reason I have no life, the reason why many of you haven’t seen the real me for ever, […]

Freaked Out In China

You know when you have one of those days?… You know, the ones when you’re having brunch with James Cox at Patisserie Valerie and then you hear, ‘Is that Gia?… Gia?!’ and it turns out to be Kate Norrish who gave you your first web producing job at Channel 4… And then you get a […]

I’m Rather Busy

I’ve been rather busy this week and it’s looking like next week will probably be just as busy. I’ve got the Sunshine redesign and all of the last-minute faffy things that involves, the launch of the LHC which I was just going to be attending, but now will be working at it, four meetings (including […]

You’ve Found Me

Good. I’m glad you’ve found me. Now… Let’s get a few things straight. I started this blog because I wanted to force myself to do video. I thought that a lonely, empty blog would get me into action… Nope. I’ve been doing a stellar job of avoiding the whole video thing – I even went […]

Don’t Be Light

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This was written for the Sunshine blog. Shed some light on (a problem) See the light Light at the end of the tunnel Bright idea To be bright I see what you mean To see eye to eye The answer flashed before her eyes. Mind’s eye All of those little phrases have to do with […]

Mexican Food?

My son and I were just talking about our ‘private parts’, prompted by a discussion about how our kitten’s testicles have to be snipped soon. He asked if it would hurt and I said, ‘a little’, then he asked if it would hurt my ‘willy’ if I needed it done. I said, ‘I don’t have […]

Willy Wonka?

Jasmine is right as usual. My husband does look like Johnny Depp. :)

Is Private Education A Waste?

This morning on the bus on the way to school, my son was talking about the jobs he’d like to do when he grew up. “I’d really like to do pizza delivery because then I’d get to drive a scooter around.” (me, looking at him in his private school uniform and thinking that the money […]

I Didn’t Find God, But I Found An Excellent Holiday Destination

First off, before I say ANYTHING about my trip to Jerusalem I have to pass on a message. *ahem* ‘American Christians, you are doing it all wrong. Please educate yourself and stop behaving like idiots in public. Thanks.’ That was from Jesus. I was asked to pass that on yesterday when, for the second time […]

Light, Love and the Lord of Darkness?

(Before I start this I just want to say that this and the Easter post are fairly good examples of my apophenia. It’s harnessed somewhat. I try very, very hard not to let it go ‘wacky’. I have [secretly] always been rather obsessed with finding ‘connections’ between things… everything. This post is just something that’s […]