I am a British woman in my thirties who has lived in Japan (now Gunma prefecture) for the past ten years. I am married to a Japanese man, Y and am raising our two beautiful children. My daughter, H – 5 and my son, L – 4 years old and another little girl on the way and due any day now! I have recently become a passionate sewer, but am still very much an amateur. Doesn’t stop my first thoughts of the day being patterns, cloth, colour schemes, bag handles, etc. I waited a long time for a passion, and am making up for it now. These are my diaries /thoughts /ramblings /whinges.