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Tuesday, June 29, 2010


In Memory 



who passed away
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
Fukushima City
Age:  40

These photos were mid-March, 2010.

Not looking happy, Naoko ! 

A little genkier ! 

L to R :  Yoko, Nobuko, Naoko, Katsuaki. 

Fukushima City Winter - 2009 / 10

Monday, June 28, 2010

Presents from Japan - Sam & Dec. October, 2005.

                                                                       ( yumi - bow
                                                                          ya    - arrow )
Lucky Golden Arrow
Nikko, Japan.
Present for Dec

~ ooo 000 ooo ~

Dairuma Doll
Present for Sam
October, 2005
Cornwall, England

Rings - www.kellch.com

1 5 6 7 8 9
Our combined birthdates (numbers)
31 December, 2009
order made in Sendai City, Miyagi, Japan

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Gals wearing kimonoes

Female dress attire at Kasumi_san`s wedding to Matt in January, 2010.

 =   Kimono  =

First up - Chikako on the left, Yuki on the right.
Yuki used to live in Brisbane, of all places.
She is an old mate of mine; she used to work for the same company as I do.

Below:  Rae and  her mother, Miho.

Above:   Sachiyo
Below:  Chikako

Ohisashiburi desu.


A very very long time, no see.

Annette B.

Last meeting was December 26th, 1994
Milnathort, Scotland.


This meeting was Saturday afternoon, April 20th, 2010
The Courts Garden, Holt, Wiltshire, England.

Beautiful daffodils.

Luncheon is served !

Definitely a day of memories !
How the World changes and we must change with it.

Cho cho no bikuri .... click the line.

Once upon a time ...

Norm & June
Maybe 1983-4
Mervyn & Norman
Maybe 1949

Janie & Norman at The Gap.
Maybe 1983.

Norman at Milton State School.
                                    As you see this, middle row, far right ( black coat ) .
Maybe 1939.

Chikako`s Baptism - St. Stephan`s C of E Church, Fukushima.

into the
Anglican Community


Easter Sunday
April 4th, 2010

St. Stephan`s Church of England
Fukushima City

Baptism Candle - Present from Father Steven & Noriko.

The Alter in St. Stephan`s Church.

After the service: Group Photo.

Chikako and her Godfather, Hideo standing in front of the Font.

Hideo with a small gift of Aussie wine !

A wonderful St. Christopher`s Medallion from Sandra-san in Cairns.
St. Christopher is the Patron Saint of Travellers ( Catholic ).

L to R: Me, Chikako, Father Steven and his wife, Noriko-san,
who is one of Chikako`s Godmothers, plus her Godfather, Hideo.
Hideo is my very old friend from St. Peter & St. Pauls C of E, Koriyama City
whom I have known since 2004.  
He is a police officer in Koriyama City.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm

We four went to see the owls.

Totnes Rare Breeds Farm


Friday, April 26th, 2010.

Walking Beer to Branscombe, Devon. October, 2009.

Above: Sam & Dec surveying the steep walk downhill to Branscombe, knowing full well that they would have to return via the same route. Little enthusiasm was shown ....
Below: Me against a backdrop of Devonian clouds and the English Channel.

Coastline from Beer to Branscombe, Devon, the U.K.

Honda Jet - One can but dream.

Mullion Cove, Cornwall, the U.K. - May, 2006.

W e were standing on the headland of Mullion Cove, Cornwall, England watching the waves crashing in over the breakwater. May, 2006.

Dec Scuba, May, 2006. Devon.

Mr. Croc eating a bull shark.

This is an amazing photo of a 5 metre saltwater croc eating a bull shark in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. June, 2010 - not my photo, I copied it from a newspaper photo section.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Tokyo, itself.

Chikako & I went to Shinguku, Tokyo for a couple of days during Golden Week, early May, 2010.
This is a shot from the 23rd floor of our hotel room.

We went for late night drinks in the Atrium Bar of the Hotel. Seriously nice ... but priced accordingly.

Spring springs earlier in Tokyo than in Fukushima.