Monday, 6 June 2011

back from a sabbatical

I've been extremely quiet on the blog these last couple of months for which I offer wholehearted apologies. Since moving away from London there's been a lot of adjustment, finding school for my daughter, settling down etc, with a consequent backlog of things I need to catch up with. All in all it's taken me a while to get back into the swing of things so I decided on a self-imposed shut down from social media... only essential emailing, limited Facebook and Twitter, in the hope that it allows me to achieve more work.

Yes I've been thankfully very busy since re-settling in Norfolk. In addition there have been many things occupying my mind, not least the awful news from Japan. Having spent nearly half my life in Tokyo Japan is very much like home, so the news reports and developments have been particularly emotional for me. I experienced many earthquakes over the 21 years I was there, though nothing on the scale of the events in March of course. Though it's of little comfort, it seems that no-one in my immediate circle in Japan were hurt in the earthquake, however many are suffering in the after effects, especially under the dark shadow of the Fukushima emergency. No-one has been left untouched by developments. Some of my clients in Tokyo have expressed candid despair at the future of the country, however it seems everyone is pulling together and carrying on with determination.

My heart goes out to all those who have suffered. My thoughts are with my friends, associates and others in the country.

2 comments:

mycouponbasket said...

I wish you get settled soon and find a peace of mind, no matter where ever you go.....just takecare....

Mai Kemble said...

totemo wakaru... nihon wa tsuyoi! dakara gambare!

I'm glad at least to know that your friends, etc are safe from the immediate horror of the earthquake... we are all very concerned for the nation.