お久しぶりです!Long time no see!

Sorry it’s been a while since my last blog update, a lot has happened since the end of September so I thought I would just cover a few of the highlights below. First I had to go to the UK for family reasons and then ended up getting some work which meant a whirlwind trip to Rozenburgh in Holland, then back to the UK, followed by 5 days in Memphis Tennessee USA; arriving back in Japan for one day to do a presentation for Klee Inc and “The Forest Amoung Us” an exhibition in which I am taking part, then flying out to Shanghai for 2 days then on to Singapore for a further 3 days! Phew, it was a busy time! but a lot of fun. Worst Hamburger I have ever eaten!Above is the worst Hamburger I have ever, partly eaten, it was in a hotel late at night and my original order wasn’t available so I chose the next think on the list. It was like eating an ice hockey puck, suffice to say I left most of it and when the waitress collected my plate and said “How was it?” all I could say as she took the plate away was “It was big!”. ごめんね! The US was a different story, I’ve never been to Memphis in the US before and the food was great! Gus's Fried ChickenArrived late in Memphis after flying from Manchester to London UK, then London to Chicago and Chicago to Memphis. Only place open in walking distance was Gus’s and it didn’t dissapoint. YUM YUM 🙂 World Famous Fried ChickenAfter this type of chicken, Kentucky Fried is never the same again! Next day I was lucky enough to be taken out for the afternoon, this began with lunch! My pork sandwich Mike's mash, gravy and pork sandwich             Roast Pork sandwiches, Fantastic! After which my host kindly took me to see Graceland!

Lisa Marie

Lisa Marie

Graceland

Graceland

The Kings living room

The Kings living room

The KingsTV room

The KingsTV room

The US is a big country with big hearted people, I was really taken care of during my stay, and what better way to start the day than with a BIG BREAKFAST!
Or maybe just have toast, sausages, egg with pancakes!

Or maybe just have toast, sausages, egg with pancakes!

Pancakes

Eggs over easy with bacon and hash brown

Eggs over easy with bacon and hash brown

After visiting Memphis, I now understand the true meaning of the phrase “Southern Hospitality”. I returned to Japan having flown from Memphis to Chicago, Chicago to London, London to Tokyo, basically leaving Memphis in the afternoon on a Thursday and arriving 6am on the Saturday. I  went to my home, put my cameras on charge, had a shower and a 2 hour sleep before heading to Roppongi Mid Town to take part in a talk event, a small part of which is below.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4lUseQ-ti8 A big thank you to family and friends who attended to support me, as well as everyone else who came. But no rest for the wicked! Next morning I was in a plane again to Shanghai and Singapore.

Off I fly again!

Didn’t have anytime for sightseeing on this part of the project, although in Shanghai I was kindly taken out for a meal to drink German beer and food, it was a nic break from my busy schedule.

SausagesRoast Pork

Then in Singapore I happened to find the office of a company I have worked with often over the years in the UK, Elmwood Design.

Elmwood Design Singapore

I even bumped into an old friend! It’s a small world eh!

Mike and Mart

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