Reader: Wow, what are you doing lurking around your blog? Apparently you haven’t been around these parts for years.
GG: I know! This dump is an empty wasteland, even the tumbleweed moved away. But what are you doing on my blog, more to the point?
Reader: I did a Google search for ‘Japanese schoolgirls panties + vending machines’ and this is where I ended up. What a let down. How do I get out of here?
Reader: So, are you sticking around or did you come to delete more posts? All the ones from
have disappeared and even the union flag is gone. Australia
GG: Doh, I deleted most of them in error, but they all come through on RSS. I was thinking about starting to blog again, but instead of writing I did some housekeeping. All style and no substance, just like it has always been. I've been working on social media a bit, too.
Reader: I know. Looks like you have all the social media accounts but then never update them. Why do you bother?
GG: Because I have nothing to say...
Reader: Well, why don't you start with an update of what's been happening for the last few years. I hear you're married now and living as a gaijin again, but in
GG: True. It's still hard sometimes being a foreigner, although it's easier living in
Scotland compared to seeing I speak the local lingo and all. Err, although I worked recently with a few Glaswegians and there were significant communication issues there. And the Arbroath accent is pretty thick and I find that difficult to understand... Japan
Reader: So write about that shit.
GG: Ok, I'll try. I've got a lot of photos, too, so I'm also doing a photo blog where I'll post pics. I've been lucky enough to spend a lot of time travelling around the country so I have heaps of photos of mountains and wilderness.
Reader: From Tokyo to the highlands of Scotland, eh lassie-san?
GG: Oh, good grief.