Wellington — I lived in Daikokucho, a short walk from Nanba and the entertainment district of Shinsaibashi, one subway stop north of gangland Osaka, den of supposed iniquity, home to Eastern European ‘hostesses’, junkies and one of Japan’s largest homeless communities. My students urged me to look for a safer neighbourhood. I would smile and shrug at their earnest appeals, secretly enjoy the idea of being so ...
Surbiton — This pink pom-pom swinging in a blooming white blossom tree put a smile on my face so it’s my photo for today. It’s outside one of my favourite local church buildings. I like the bell tower and conica...
Surbiton — A pleasant day to myself - packing, pottering, gardening and reading. I love the pink carpet of blossom petals, strewn all over lawns and roadsides.
A shock of a bloom,resting against your hand,wisp of spring,a promise made,an apple tree to witness.
Day 38 #100HappyDays: Sakura carpet
Day 25 #100HappyDays: Pom-Pom
Day 3 #100HappyDays: Blossoms
Beautiful moon through blossoms
Small things make me happy
On the way to work I was reminded of Osaka-jo and the blue tarpaulins of the homeless.