My homestate, Queensland in North Eastern Australia, is bracing for a mega-cyclone, possibly a Category 4, following swiftly on the tail of the recent disastrous flooding.
Check it out:
This seriously ain`t good .... Ganbate, Sandra_san in Cairns.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Count Down for the end of Sam`s Visit.
Thursday, 20th January, 2011
We had ramen for lunch at one of our favourite noodle bars
S-Pal, Fukushima City.
Friday Evening, 21st January, 2011.
Spanish Bar, Fukushima City
With Yoko Onozaki.
Saturday evening, 22nd January, 2011.
Coffee in Tokyo
Just perfect .... !
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
18th January, 2011
Edwin & Mayumi from An English Inn drove Sam and me to Minero Ski Resort, Inawashiro
I had never skied before - my very first time.
Sam was quite the snowboarder - he has snowboarded in the UK, France, New Zealand and now Japan.
Me photographing my skis !
Quite the Snowboarder.
Quite the Young Man.
Looking out from the bedroom window
Check out the depth of the drifts.
Tuesday, 18th January, 2011.
Edwin prepared a wonderful breakfast.
Mayumi_san, Sam and Edwin as we prepare to leave.
Sam and me - photo by Mayumi_san.
Snow-bound: An English Inn.
We travelled from Fukushima to Inawashiro by local train
We were delayed in Koriyama nearly 5 hours because of the wind and snow storm
Somewhat boring, I might add ....
Sam and I stayed at Inawashiro
An English Inn
Run by: Edwin & Mayumi_san
Edwin was a lecturer at Deakin University
One of my old Alma Maters !
Small World, eh ?
Aussie Beef and new spuds
All-in-all, a cracking time.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
On Sunday morning
16th January, 2011
St. Peters & St. Pauls Church of England
Bishop Kato from Sendai officiated.
My old friend, Haruka_san who had a baby girl, Momoko_chan last October.
A charming smile - just for me !! Thank you.
Churchgoers milling around waiting for luncheon. Bishop Kato is on the far right of the photo.
Me `n my long-time 4/49 policeman friend, Hideo.
Who is also Chikako`s Godfather.
Below is a video clip....just because.