The team we have now at Merry is the best so far. I feel really lucky that we were able to get so many good people together. I enjoy coming into work each day to see them. I hope that our students enjoy meeting and spending time with them as much as I do.

  • Name: Ian D Hitcham
  • Age: 52
  • Blood type: O
  • Hobbies: Aikido, computers, DIY, cycling
  • Likes: My life, my family, Merry and its students, singing in the bath
  • Dislikes: Closed minded people, litter
  • Movies: Billy Elliot, Wind, The Matrix, Charlies Angels
  • Music: All sorts


  • Name: Mila
  • Age: 35
  • Blood type: A+
  • Hobbies: Reading, running, travelling
  • Likes: Spring, laughing, making new friends.
  • Dislikes: Spiders
  • Movies: Titanic
  • Music: Pop and classical.


  • Name: Leigh
  • Age: 40
  • Blood type: Don't know.
  • Hobbies: Driving, fishing and tennis.
  • Likes: Japan, meeting people + cooking.
  • Dislikes: Pessimistic people, washing dishes.
  • Movies: Last of the Mohicans, office space + Amelie.
  • Music: Lots, but not AKB48


  • Name: Joe
  • Age: 24
  • Blood type: Don't know.
  • Hobbies: Reading, Exercise, meditation.
  • Likes: Living abroad, teaching, philosophy.
  • Dislikes: Wasps! Mochi.....
  • Movies: Sci-fi
  • Music: Metal, Hip-hop.


  • Name: Filip
  • Age: 25
  • Blood type: Don't know.
  • Hobbies: Exercise, learning languages and playing guitar.
  • Likes: Food, music, meeting people and comedy.
  • Dislikes: Winter.
  • Movies: Pulp fiction, The godfather and Kimi no na wa.
  • Music: Rock, Metal, Jazz.


  • Name: Jon
  • Age: 25
  • Blood type: B+
  • Hobbies: Learning languages, listening to Jazz, playing the trumpet, collecting watches and driving.
  • Likes: Japanese food and hiking.
  • Dislikes: Global warming.
  • Movies: Saving private Ryan, The Matrix, Porco Rosso and the Goodfellas.
  • Music: Happy end, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Hosono Haruomi and John Coltrane.


  • Name: Shobana
  • Age: 30
  • Blood type: O
  • Hobbies: Learning languages, watching movies and cooking.
  • Likes: Music, comedy shows, learning new things and walking.
  • Dislikes: Cold weather.
  • Movies: Castle in the sky, Drishyam, mystery and sci-fi movies.
  • Music: Hoshino Gen, Yonezu Kenshi, Ghibli movie soundtracks.