Facing My Fears

Tomorrow I’ll be doing something that I’ve been dreading for four years. I’m going to go back to Cambridge in order to see this year’s Degree Show at my old university. Yeah, OK, it’s not like jumping off a plane, it’s almost mundane, but it’s something that I’ve avoided doing for a long time. Continue reading

London In Retrospective

IMAG1229I know, I still haven’t moved out of London. I’m still here, getting the tube every day and reading TimeOut every Tuesday. However, I’d like to talk about my experience living in London these last two years because London isn’t everything that people think it is.

Don’t worry, I still think London has a lot of great qualities and it was a great experience for me, something that I’ve always wanted to do and I feel happy that I’ve done it. But I think that people come to London expecting the perfect place, where getting a job is easy and people are accepting of you, when this isn’t exactly true. Continue reading

Walking Around London: The Capital Ring Part 2

So, a long time ago, a time before winter had come and when I was working 12 hours a day, I used to somehow make time at the weekend to walk around London, following the so called Capital Ring.

The Capital Ring is a circular walk around zones 2 and 3 of London where you walk through several parks and suburbs and almost feel like you’re in the countryside. You’d almost believe it, if you weren’t able to spot the Shard or the tall buildings in Canary Wharf. If you’d like to see the post I wrote about it last year, click here. Continue reading

London’s Museums: House of Illustration

Hey everyone! As I’ve been posting a lot about moving to Japan and all those shenanigans, I just wanted to write a quick blog about the city that I’m actually in at the moment: London!

So recently the House of Illustration has been paying a lot of attention to female comic book artists, which of course is a very good thing as there are so many good artists out there. But, what really caught my attention was the Shojo Manga exhibition that they announced on Twitter, advertised as being the biggest exhibition of its kind ever assembled in the UK. So, of course, I had to go. Continue reading