San Francisco:A Harada Review

I’d always thought that American airports would be impressive, but I have to say that I much prefer a British airport  I found it very strange that you exit the plane straight into the departure lounge.  As I was flying domestic from Vegas there was no customs so I happily went to baggage claim to…

LA to Scottsdale

After my lazy day lying on Santa Monica beach, I returned to collect my bag and say a fond farewell to Zizi. All the windows and doors were wide open as she was in the midst of a fire alarm beeping nightmare.  Nothing. seemed to shut it up so she picked up some wine and…

The Coast Starlight

The Coast Starlight Amtrak train runs from Seattle to Los Angeles and I joined it at Oakland Jack station on Tuesday morning. It was due to depart at 8:50 but the engine had to be changed at Sacramento so it arrived 2 h late. I catch the train to work everyday and usually a 10 minute delay annoys so me so…

Harada’s American adventure Part 1

After 2 years of no holidays (I blame the house purchase) it felt like I needed a trip of some sort. My usual holiday buddy had booked herself up with a trip to Bermuda, so instead of missing out I decided to travel solo. The gay and I had discussed going to San Francisco together…

Lego Tower Bridge: A hyperlapse build

I’ve had my eye on lego tower bridge for a few years but at an rrp of £209.99 and it being in 1.02 m in length, one I didn’t have room for it in the flat and two its not really an essential item.  I was going to buy it in February 2015, but it…

The lounge is finished!

This year I had Christmas at mine. It was the first I have ever hosted and gave me the motivation required to complete the lounge.  Various people came over Christmas, mum and dad, the brother, Auny Lou, the American cousins and then I threw a NY dinner party for 9, so it definitely had to…