I would love to go to Japan one day. I’ll make it there in the end. My old desk faced the window that overlooked the courtyard in the middle of the building. I could also see the television in the canteen from my desk so saw the news reports coming in as the news flash started. I then nipped round to the canteen to watch the news with the sound on. I think I then ran back to the office – we had colleagues in Japan. We didn’t hear anything right away but a couple of our colleagues got the train out as far as they could like they normally would to go home, then got off the train and walked home.

The Cherry Blossoms will be absolutely amazing to see in person.

Not sure I could walk in the Bowie Boots but they are pretty epic!