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Celebrating 10 Years of Haikugirl’s Japan!

Celebrating 10 Years of Haikugirl’s Japan!

I know, I know, I’ve been super quiet lately and you probably think I’ve given up on Haikugirl’s Japan, but I’m still here! I’m a strong believer in not writing for the sake of it, and that’s why this year I made the conscious decision to only post when I actually had something to say. … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2015 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2015 in Review

Welcome to 2016! It’s hard to believe 2015 is over already – it absolutely flew by! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 8 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,318 posts! In 2015 my blog was viewed about 180,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 775,000 times! That’s quite mad, isn’t it? … Continue reading

Flickr problems…

Flickr problems…

[UPDATE: This Flickr problem appears to be fixed now.] There is currently a problem with Flickr which means a lot of the images here on Haikugirl’s Japan appear broken. It seems to be affecting older images (I think images pre-2010, but I’m not completely sure) and at the moment all recent images seem to be … Continue reading

An interview with Haikugirl

An interview with Haikugirl

Exactly a year ago my lovely cousin Emily came to interview me as part of a project she was doing, and for some reason it’s taken me this long to share the interview here (sorry Emily!). Haikugirl’s Japan has been around for about 8 years now, so you probably already know everything you need to … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2014 in Review

Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe 2014 is over already – what a year it was! Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 7 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a total of 1,205 posts! In 2014 my blog was viewed about 120,000 times, and overall Haikugirl’s Japan has been viewed around 596,400 times! In 2014 I … Continue reading

‘The Guilded Fan’ author Christina Courtenay wins Historical Category at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards 2014

‘The Guilded Fan’ author Christina Courtenay wins Historical Category at the Romantic Novelists’ Association Awards 2014

I’m a little late in sharing this news but better late than never… Christina Courtenay, who divides her time between London and Hereford, was declared the winner of the Historical Category of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award in March! The announcement, made by Darcey Bussell CBE, was for her novel ‘The Gilded Fan’, and … Continue reading

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Haikugirl’s Japan: 2013 in Review

Another year is drawing to a close, and it’s hard to believe I’m sat here again trying to find the words to sum it all up. 2013 has flown by, and it has been an absolute whirlwind of awesomeness. Haikugirl’s Japan has now been running for 6 years and 7 months, and I’ve written a … Continue reading

NaBloPoMo – November 2013

NaBloPoMo – November 2013

November means two things to the writing world: NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo. What am I talking about? National Novel Writing Month and National Blog Posting Month of course! Last year I went for NaNoWriMo and wrote the first draft of my novel (which I confess is still simmering somewhere in the back of my mind and … Continue reading

The 1,000th!

The 1,000th!

When I started this blog on 17th May 2007 I don’t think I could have imagined getting to 500 posts, let alone 1,000… but here I am today writing the 1,000th post of Haikugirl’s Japan! It’s been a roller coaster so far – thank you for riding it with me! I thought a lot about … Continue reading

Versatile Blogger Award x3!

Versatile Blogger Award x3!

I was delighted this week to be nominated not once, not twice, but three times for a Versatile Blogger Award! The nominations came from Sequins and Cherry Blossom, lovelycomplex: Nihon in London, and Rosa in Bloggerland. Thank you all! (*^_^)v The rules of the award state that I must now tell seven facts about myself … Continue reading