High Speed Edward

Adversity, Squared

In ‘Who Moved My Cheese’ there are two mice who are faced with adversity. One of them sits down in the pub and hopes it’s

Rupert and Kat

A Very Long Love Story Part One

There’s a song by The Divine Comedy called Everybody Knows, with the simple lyric ‘everybody know that I love you… except you’. This could definitely

Watching Raindrops

My Boy’s Dreams

As usual I’m lying in bed next to my beautiful little boy, who’s just gone off to sleep and is starting to quietly snore next

She Said Yes

A Dirty Proposal

One day after giving a beautiful girl a ring on her finger, I gave an entirely different beautiful girl a turd on a brick. And

Family Picture

To My Bump

The sun is setting over another day in the Blue Mountains, a few pink clouds visible over the horizon as it starts a day on

Japanese Shrine

Learning Japanese

“En japonés, hay cuatro alfabetos” I say in fairly ropey Spanish.  It’s 1998, my brother is getting married in Madrid soon, and I’ve decided to

Lanterns in Japan

Turning Japanese

A common question I get is “how come you speak Japanese?” – as a pasty white British guy, it does come as a bit of

DuoLingo 500

Getting to 500 Days

Starting a story with today’s date, well, it’s by definition going to date it.  No, no-one is going to guess is this 5 years old