Jonah Lomu…a legend on and off the field

I’ve spoken before in my blog about the impact and inspiration that Jonah Lomu had on my battle with kidney disease, dialysis and coming to terms with transplantation. Today is the 2nd anniversary of his passing and it would be wrong not to mark this occiasion without saying a few words about this giant of…

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,…

Why my Mum and a lucky kidney transplant drives me on….

So in this blog I cover my plans for my trip, my love of rugby  and Japan, but I  have never shared what spurs me on to do this trip..and that’s namely my health and my Mum. Growing up in Norfolk my early years were basically one of running in fields, exploring the countryside, messing…

Street photography while in Japan

When I visit Japan I intend to document my journey across Russia and China, holding up a light to travellers on one of the worlds longest railway journeys. Once in Japan I’m then looking forward to immersing myself in capturing the cultural and technological clashes in Japan, the old and the new, and how people,…

Mouth watering street food in Japan

When out and about  in Japan one thing that I need to consider is eating out. As a kidney transplant patient, who is also diabetic, I  have to make sure I don’t  overdose  on carbs too much and avoid certain foods. Going to a restaurant often involves scanning the menu in-depth . Searching on YouTube…

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…