Saturday, 8 November 2014

Perfect Christmas Present - Signed Copy of NOODLE! with Free P&P!

Christmas Noodle!
Santa loves NOODLE!

So it's that time of year when you're thinking, "I can't possibly get Mum a gift of smellies again", "I've no idea what to get for Dad!", "Would Gran want another scarf for Christmas?", "What am I meant to get for my brother this time?"

Here's the perfect Christmas present solution for my readers in the UK - a signed copy of my book NOODLE!

Your friends and family will love you, and you'll reap the benefits as they lavish noodle dish after noodle dish upon you.

As for the book itself, not only will it have my beauteous signature inscribed on it, I will even draw you an exceedingly shabby Christmas-themed doodle inside!

  • Ever wanted a picture of Rudolf eating ramen?
  • Or Frosty the Snowman wistfully eating summer rolls?

Just let me know what you want (awful puns and all)!

And for a limited time running up to Christmas, post and packaging is free, so you'll only pay £12.99.

Click on "Add to Cart" below - last orders by Friday 12th December to ensure delivery by Christmas - UK readers only.


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Last orders by Friday 12th December to ensure delivery by Christmas - UK readers only.

Friday, 19 September 2014

The Naws have it - on the question of Scottish independence

United Kingdom Biscuit Tin

Then let us pray that come it may,
(As come it will for a' that,)
That Sense and Worth, o'er a' the earth,
Shall bear the gree, an' a' that.
For a' that, an' a' that,
It's coming yet for a' that,
That Man to Man, the world o'er,
Shall brothers be for a' that.
("Is There for Honest Poverty" - Robert Burns)

Wherever you stood on the question of Scottish independence, whether you were able to vote or not, a democratic decision has been made that the Union will continue.

Let's hope that real change will come now, as has been promised, so that the 45% of Scotland's population who said "Yes" to independence might be convinced that we really can be better together:

O let us not, like snarling curs,
In wrangling be divided,
Till, slap! come in an unco loun,
 And wi' a rung decide it!
Be Britain still to Britain true,
Amang ourselves united;
For never but by British hands
Maun British wrangs be righted!
No! never but by British hands
Shall British wrangs be righted!
("Does Haughty Gaul Invasion Threat" - Robert Burns)

In the meantime, the biscuit tin pictured above from M & S is a rather sweet way of highlighting just how great Britain can be (and contains some lovely Scottish shortbread, no less).

Friday, 18 July 2014

Hyper Japan 2014 is coming! Indulge in your J-Love this weekend 25-27 July


If you're a fan of Japanese food, fashion, art, books, film, music, pottery, video games, technology or culture, or interested in visiting the land of the rising sun for yourself, Hyper Japan is the event for you.

Starting next Friday and on till Sunday at Earls Court, it's a huge showcase of all things Japanese, but with a definite slant towards to popular culture, although traditional Japan is well represented too.

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Each year is bigger and better - you can attend the Sushi Awards and the Sake Experience, sing along to a J-Pop concert , and even watch a bunraku puppet opera starring the legendary Vocaloid.

There are also smaller events running each day where you can learn to make sushi, watch a sword fight, see geisha dance, try calligraphy or origami, or download new video games for your DS.

You cam also stuff yourself silly with all the gorgeous food on offer, and load up on all things kawaii at Hyper Kawaii or uniquely Japan at the Hyper Fringe Market.

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One of the best things to do is gawk at the amazing cosplayers or you can join in the fun yourself like I did.

Children under 10 go free with a paying adult - I'm taking my daughter with me.

Tickets cost £12 in advance here, or £15 on the door, main stage schedules here.

Friday 25 - Sunday 27 July 2014
Earl's Court

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Geisha dancing
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Beautiful (and cheap!) Japanese crockery from Doki Tableware
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More crockery from Doki
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That's Monkey D. Luffy but who is the girl?
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Siro-A - a bit like the Blue Man Group
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Amazing matcha kakigori from Nice Ice
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Sasuke Ramen which rose from the ashes of Mitsukoshi London
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Japanese Street Food galore
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Eel Rice Bowl (unadon) and JFC (chicken karaage)
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Japanese Cookery Demos
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J Books and Magazines
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The Nintendo 3DS Zone
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Traditional Japanese clothing eg Haori and Yukata (both types of kimono) 
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Neko! (cute kitty cats)
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Japanese Confectionary = crazy Kit Kats
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Maybe I should have helped this man
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She seems jolly
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