Wisteria wonderland

Imagine a wonderland of blossoms falling down from above your head. Petals in surreal shades of pink, purple and white. What’s more, this paradise that some say is the most beautiful garden in Japan (others say in the entire world) only blooms for a fortnight … Continue readingWisteria wonderland

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“I told you so.”

“This is not her first boyfriend,” my sister sniffs, usually a warning that she’s about to start, “this boy’s her second one. And she’s only nineteen!” I want to say “And how old were you when you had your second, your third boyfriend?” but I … Continue reading“I told you so.”

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Before Paris wakes up

I refuse to give up hope. There must be more to life, I tell myself, than this relentless consumption of stuff, this never-ending desire to do more and to achieve. Life ought to be more. Life ought to need less. Are we too connected, is … Continue readingBefore Paris wakes up

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Snow in the Sacred Valley

What is the price of salt? Many would hardly spare a second’s thought to this question since the mineral has been so ubiquitous in kitchens and on dining tables for centuries. Yet it’s an interesting question nonetheless for salt does not simply fall from the … Continue readingSnow in the Sacred Valley

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