If you want to know why I moved to Japan several years ago, this post will explain it.
My interests include mythology, old traditions, linguistics, gardens, books, books, books and books. Did I mention books? I'm an old-fashioned woman: I prefer good manners, correct spelling and steam trains. I'm still surprised that I'm writing this blog instead of scribbling notes with a quill pen. When I'm not reading or walking or hiking (and getting lost), I teach English at a university and at a conversation school in Tokyo. I used to work as a journalist, copy-editor and television scriptwriter in various countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe; and I spent many years in the book publishing and book retail industry.
My avatar is San from the movie Mononoke-hime. We're both barbarians.