Tofu Pancakes are a must-have in our house every Saturday

We love pancakes in our home, so this has become a firm family treat on a Sunday. Try it out for yourself and see if you agree. The ingredients • 150g tofu • 1 egg white • 50g strong flour • 1g baking powder • vanilla essence • sugar Method In a bowl whisk the…

Podcast interview with JRugby just released

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Lee Watkins from JRugby Podcasts, who heard about my trip to Japan via the Trans Siberian Express. From talking about the aims of the trip, what’s involved, how my health has affected my travel choices and what I intend to do in Japan…it’s all here. So,…

24 hours in Moscow

My trip to Japan in 2019 will involve a number of capital cities, including travelling from rural Norfolk to London, onto Brussels, then up to Moscow, where I intend to catch the Trans Siberian Express. Moscow conjures up the Kremlin, the USSR, Vodka bars and New Years Eve in -20 degrees. So I’ve being doing my research…

Fed up of boring pack lunches…explore Bento

One of the reasons I fell in love with Japan was a programme I saw on “Bento” via NHK TV. The documentary simply visited workplaces in Japan and asked the staff to show them their lunch boxes or as they say in Japan, their Bento box. What’s Bento? Bento is a single-portion home-packed meal, which…

What are the core aims of my trip to Japan…

The trip to Japan will take about 8 days, with an expected stay in Japan lasting around 4 weeks. During my journey I hope to achieve 3 core aims…. Aims of the trip Sharing knowledge While in Japan I want to visit kidney and diabetic patients, to promote closer relationships with patients from the UK…

Top tips for travelling on the Trans Siberian Railway

Over the Christmas period I’m starting to plan my trip and come across some helpful tips from fellow travellers. Here’s the top tips I’ve learnt which might help you plan… 7 Days on the trip with no showers…. The constant comment is make sure you take baby wipes to keep fresh and clean. Even first…