Sorry, but I just can’t resist it – the birds were at it again this morning when I woke up, couldn’t help but get a few snaps. These are taken through the glass door, thus they’re a bit noisier than they should be.

(Incidentally, one of my photos from my previous post is now on the front page of, having made the Flickr blog – thanks Flickr!)

It’s been another busy week, with meetings every night, covering a number of different projects. A few that stood out for me were with Sakura House, Ustream and Kanda san.

Sakura House (best place to stay when visiting Tokyo!) was White Rabbit Business. I was really impressed with their set up, and delighted by their willingness to cooperate with us. The meeting with the head of Ustream Japan (TEDxTokyo business) was certainly memorable, but not something I can talk about for now. Last night I took part in Kanda-san‘s nightly broadcast, in the ‘English corner’. I’ve been wanting to meet Kanda san for some time now, seeing him in a way as a kind of Japanese Leo Laporte – I shall watch (and contribute) to his live-streaming project with interest and enthusiasm.

We’re in the Sheffield Star and the Hereford Times this week too..

I’ve not got enough sleep this week, but hope to catch up tomorrow. We’ll be staying at one of the most luxurious hotels in Tokyo – the Four Seasons. That’s courtesy of the University of Sheffield and HSBC. Thanks to them 🙂

Next week’s looking pretty busy, but should be fun. Meeting on Monday about a live-streaming event in June, presenting at PechaKucha on Wednesday, walking through the night to the foot of Mt. Fuji on Saturday night as ‘last walker’ for the Oxfam Trailwalker event (you may recall we did the whole 100km in 2007).

Anyway, best get to bed. Nighty night 🙂