I'm Sophie Patterson. I hail from a field near Edinburgh and just graduated from the University of St Andrews. HANS AND PETER began as a wee photo journal just for myself, but I'm now blogging from the other side of the world in Japan! I'm living in Miyazaki Prefecture until August 2014, working as an assistant language teacher on the JET Programme. I'll be detailing my exploits as I navigate through a completely new country, culture, language and job. Hopefully I can be of use to anyone else interested in similar changes, and give some insight on what it's like to be a Scot (or Scoterando-jin!) in Nihon.
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