Ringly!

Ringly!

My iPhone and I have a complicated relationship. It’s a big part of my life, and sometimes I wish it weren’t. At church, for instance: when it’s not my turn to accompany Katy to Children’s Church, I’m still eyeing my phone often…

Negotiation, toddler style

Negotiation, toddler style

Lately we’ve come to realise that it’s possible to use logic with Katy. These are some tactics that have worked so far. 1. Closed choices “Do you want to go to the playground or eat blueberries?” This one had the…

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Tokyo, Ginza: Tempura at Tenichi 天一

Fact #1: Deep-fried food is wonderful when done right. Fact #2: Where food is concerned, the Japanese ALWAYS do it right. And then some. Our tempura meal at Tenichi was something of a life-changing experience, not least because I’d previously…

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Tokyo: Gyutan (beef tongue) at 仙台辺見

Does anyone else remember the mentions of “cold tinned tongue” from the picnic descriptions in Enid Blyton’s school stories or Famous Five books? As a child, that particular picnic food always gave me pause. Everything else sounded so delicious (peaches in syrup! lemonade!…