View from the Shinkansen, Japan

This is just an a photograph of Mt. Fuji from the shinkansen going to Kyoto from Tokyo. On the train, you catch a glinpse of it quite early and the train takes you closer and closer – until – you have this view. If you fly into or out of Narita airport, you also getContinue reading “View from the Shinkansen, Japan”

Tammisaari, Finland

Sometimes, I think being from the UK makes the rest of the world seem a much more dramatic place. People start to moan when the weather even gets near to 0 and when it goes a couple of degrees below, certain newspapers start trumpeting about an”arctic vortex”, when really, it is just a bit cold.Continue reading “Tammisaari, Finland”

Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London

One of the things about being off the coast of a continent, is that you can never be quite sure what the weather will do next. Last March, just as we were coming out of winter, it suddenly snowed quite heavily and gave us all a surprise. One month later, the snow has gone andContinue reading “Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, London”

Walking in Snow

Last year, as we were almost past Spring, the clouds suddenly emptied a layer of snow on us. I can remember looking out my classroom window and seeing large snowflakes cartwheeling down the window to the ground. I love walking at night, Berkshire can be quite urban, so that is when it is quietest. IContinue reading “Walking in Snow”