JGS Conference // I’m so excited my brain is exploding // I met Marc Keane! I’ve just been in Cambridge for the weekend, attending the Japanese Garden Society annual conference. It was a weekend of inspiration, ideas, connections and amazing people. Actually, it was so exciting and my brain and heart were rushing so fast… Read More Where the Path Leads
10(?) Gardens in 18 months // Where Have I been? // Multiple House Moves // A New Job // Back to Japan Adventuring again makes it sound a little like I haven’t been doing any adventuring since my last post. I have- in fact, I’ve been doing A LOT of adventuring- but like all lapsed bloggers,… Read More I’m Adventuring Again
I am quite jubilant this evening, as I have just moved rooms. I have vacated my room above the cafe’s kitchen without a second glance and have moved to a beautiful new room in the eves of the manor, facing south over the Old Garden. My previous room- which I was assigned to because the US Triads… Read More Autumn Rest
I’ve been at Hidcote for just over two weeks now. The time has whizzed by but somehow it seems like I’ve been here for ages: probably because of the number of things I’ve managed to cram in, and all the new people and places. I’m really enjoying work so far, getting to know a new… Read More 13 Gardens in 14 Days…?
Well, I’ve been here two days and this is what I’ve achieved: Driving around in a lost and confused state, repeatedly. And then realising that there is a SatNav available for me to use. And then getting lost with the SatNav. It’s not my fault, everywhere in the Cotswolds looks like a chocolate box, the same… Read More Settling in
Friday was my last day of work at Bodnant for a whole year! I will be officially setting out on my adventures this week, when I move into my new room in Hidcote Manor. It only seems like minutes since those two rounds of (hellish) interviews, and an overwhelming phone call from Glyn Jones to tell me I… Read More Bye Bye Bodnant & I’ll miss you, North Wales.