Tag: Tokyo

A

Adjusting to life after holidays

So I'm back. And as predicted, Japan was an absolute blast. It never fails to delight as a holiday destination and I think this break was the best yet! I'll share my adventures from Fukuoka, Nagasaki and Tokyo in a lot more detail over the coming weeks, but for now a few thoughts on adjusting ...

Holidays beckon…

Right. My bags are packed and I've just one more working day to get through. Then I'm off to Japan for a couple of weeks! If I'm totally honest, I'm never short of holidays. Travel is my one true vice, and @TheFrankFlyer and I take several breaks and longer holidays every year. I know I'm ...

A business travel bug…

I've just spend the last week working in Dublin and, while the workshops and coaching sessions went very well, I managed to pick up an unwelcome dose of flu. It's an unfortunate risk when you're a frequent flyer and I guess it was my turn to pick something up. Being sick when on holidays is ...

A

An iPad Productivity Boost

The only gadget I actually bought when we were in Japan in October was the Smart Keyboard for my 9.7" iPad Pro. If you don't read the remainder of this post, in terms of a review, I can only express my regret for not having picked one up months ago! But I thought Japan was ...

M

My trip to the Traveler’s Factory, Japan

It may sound strange, but one of my highlights of last month's visit to Japan was getting to visit the Traveler's Factory store in Tokyo. They stock the (formerly Midori) Traveler's Notebook products that I've been obsessing about over the last year, so I was determined to visit their 'HQ' and see the various products ...

F

Finally! Matcha green tea frappuccinos in London

They've been a guilty pleasure on every trip I've taken to Asia...a visit to a Starbucks for a delicious matcha green tea frappuccino. Malaysia. Singapore. Japan. It's always the same. That said, I'm not normally a frappuccino drinker - if I go to Starbucks, I have a very ordinary coffee. No syrups, no cappuccino, nothing ...

J

Just a hint of Tokyo at home

Last weekend, we spotted an amazing print for sale in Spitalfields Market. The very talented Gerry Buxton was selling some of his incredible pieces and we both stopped in our tracks when we saw it. After the briefest of chats with Gerry about its dimensions and swapping tales of Tokyo, we headed home to measure ...

2

2014: My Year in Review

So, the end of another year. While I'm not a huge fan of celebrating New Year's Eve - people do tend to go over the top in making rash life-changing promises, while others get quite maudlin - I do find it useful to look back over the year and reflect on what I've really enjoyed ...

i

iPhone anticipation

This is a familiar tale. A very familiar tale to anyone who knows me or has been reading this blog for more than a year. A new iPhone was due to be launched (two, in fact!) and as a result (no free will here, folks!) I expended a serious amount of concentration staying up into ...