I can't just keep making excuses every time I sit down to blog, as the last few months have been so sporadic. But all the same, I thought I'd do a little bit of a life update post, answering the question what have I been up to that's been keeping me from the Internet?
1. Christmas. Yes, it was a while ago, but all that Christmas stuff happened, and it was definitely one massive distraction. I went South and saw Andy's parents, and then North to see mine.
And I got some sweet stuff.
We are calling these new suitcases our 'Stormtroopers on tour' look. And yes, that is a Lego luggage tag!
We went to visit a fashion exhibition on feathers which was quite incredible.
also built that unit it stands on which I am so proud of! It was
a flat pack thing, it's not like we sawed out the pieces, but I still
put hinges on cupboards for the first time which isn't easy. The whole
thing means games are actually readable, and we can even play 2 players
things which before were too small. So I've been mildly addicted to Mass Effect for a while.
3. Our trip to Japan is almost all booked!
At the end of March my husband and I are doing 2 and half weeks in Japan. I am trying not to talk about it too much, because after all it's only a holiday to everyone else. It's not like we are moving there. All the same, it has been a life goal of mine for about 13 years, that is about to come true. So I've been working hard on my studying the language, going to my classes and reading my text book instead of novels on my commute to work. On my days off I have been going to my local cafe, eating tea cakes and writing kanji instead of blogging and I'm proud of how far I've come.
I have also succumbed a little bit of feelings of pointlessness about blogging. When YouTube is so clearly the thing of the moment, (or is it Vine? or Tumblr?) I sometimes feel that we're practicing a dying art. All the same, the words and pictures combo is what books and newspapers and films with subtitles are made of, so I think it might be kicking around for a while longer. I will try and do my best to go back to blogging, and get some outfit pictures done this weekend. After all, I have a beautiful pink leather jacket that needs flaunting...