asking for trouble

January 2008

  • Tokyo extras: Mori Art Museum

    Tokyo extras: Mori Art Museum

    A few extra Tokyo posts coming up that don’t fit into the main shopping guide. Although we were organising everything ourselves this time (last time…

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  • Wishlist


    Or Things I Want (and can’t have). I used to do this on my other blog but I think I will do it here since…

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  • Random Things

    Random Things

    I have been tagged by Lindsey of the awesome Little Robot to come up with 7 random things about myself so here you are: 1.…

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  • New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    Mailing list subscribers have already heard this but the big news in my world is that I have handed in my notice at my full…

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  • Tokyo Shopping Guide: Kiddyland

    Tokyo Shopping Guide: Kiddyland

    Kiddyland is basically kawaii heaven – a place to find all your favourite kawaii characters in one place. The main store in Harajuku has 5…

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  • Tokyo Shopping Guide: Loft

    Tokyo Shopping Guide: Loft

    Loft is one of my favourite Japanese shops – arriving in Tokyo after a long day’s travel I decided to have a quick look in Loft…

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  • New exhibition

    New exhibition

    Exciting news as I have been asked to take part in another exhibition, this time at the Park Gallery in Falkirk. My things will be…

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  • Looking back at 2007

    Looking back at 2007

    Even though it’s a brand new year, it’s a little bit difficult to shake off 2007 and move onwards (and upwards, hopefully!). So here are…

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