I am back!

Ohhh, I shall miss the pitter-patter of my mum’s slippers which was resonating around me for the past 15 days, I became very emotional as I waved her good-bye at the security gate of Heathrow Terminal 5. Why always good time passes so quickly? We moaned together as our cab crawled through the London’s rush hour. 

During her stay, I took her to a 10 days holiday in northen France and southern Germany. It was a mum & daughter road trip, and therefore, Hubbie and Bella stayed at home in London. A total distance of the journey was 2737km (1700 miles) and I managed to drive it without any mishap (thank god)!

As you can imagine, I am still a little knackered but I shall blog about the holiday as soon as I am sufficiently recovered.

See you soon!

Kaori X

I am very sorry

I am so heart broken to hear an awful news from Manchester. Desperately sad for the loss of life. I am so sorry…😥


Ugh! Don’t you find it most infuriating when a WP app crashes and erases your post which is almost ready to publish with it? This is what exactly happened on me just now, and I have no energy or willpower to rewrite it again. Damn you, WP! 

Mystery Blogger Award!

I am delighted to be nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award by lovely Little Mayfly. Thank you, Little Mayfly and also thank you, Okoto for creating this tag.

The Rules..

1. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
3. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
4. Answer the questions from the nominator
5. Nominate other bloggers
6. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
7. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice
8. Share a link to your best post(s)

Ok, these are 3 things about me. I am an artisan knitter who is specialised in finger-knitting. I live in Shoreditch, London with my husband and Bella the Naughty Yorkie. And I am originally from Japan.

About my best post business, I am not sure which one is the most appropriate but how about this one?

Little Mayfly has provided me with following questions:

1. Your main goals in life?
2. Where would you love to visit?
3. Favourite book?
4. What can you not live without?
5. Where is your favourite place?

My main goal is to develop my finger-knitting technique further. I want to create more amazing garments using finger-knitting which I have been nurturing for the past 15 years. And I want the public to realise how wonderful handcrafted objects are.

I would love to see the Northern Lights. So anywhere like Iceland, Norway, Canada, etc…

I read a lot and rarely pick up the same book twice. Therefore, it has to be a book which I enjoyed reading recently. The book is Finding Longitude by Richard Dunn. The book is about how the long sea voyage of the 18th Century was improved by the development of a marine chronometer. My mum and I visited the same exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, and since then, I was absolutely smitten with the longitude problem!

I can never live without a dog or two!

My favourite place has to be where my loved ones are. I just want to be with them.

My nominations are:

1. Agnes Ashe
2. reviewdonkey
3. Roxy Moto
4. Fishink

And my questions to them are:

1. What makes you smile on miserable wintry Monday morning?
2. Are you a tea drinker or coffee drinker?
3. Favourite film?
4. If you are to be locked up in one famous landmark for a day / night, which place do you pick?
5. What menu would you choose if it were to be your last supper?

It was really fun to participate in this award selection. Hope my nominees will feel the same way!

Kaori x

Kaori by Kaori Okumura

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