Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

I like the idea of kids familiarising themselves with situations, especially potentially confusing or upsetting ones, through play. And Playmobil is a company which has a really wide selection of situational stuff ranging from police officers to hospital sets to safecracking (I want my potential kids to know about all eventualities). Not to mention all […]


I’m finally back from my summer in Hokkaido. I managed to wangle (paid!) study leave from my office, who generally do things by the book but were sympathetic about my co-ALT and me not wanting to sit in the office all summer, and took a month off to study Japanese in Sapporo. It turned out, […]


I’m back from my holiday, which was great. I’ll probably write a little bit about it this weekend. But first, some therapeutic ranting. In January, I start planning a trip to China with K. We arrange dates, and I clear the time off with my supervisor. I ring the only English-speaking travel agent I know […]