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Saturday, June 30, 2012

And


And
And
And

Spare

Spare

Spare

Spare

Bracken

Bracken

Bracken

Bracken

V.A. Comp

V.A. Comp

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Chikako has decided to enter the V.A. comp
Fusion of Japanese `n English cuisine. 
She submitted an entry. 
And another on my behalf. 



Simple fare. 
Interesting to see if it stands any sort of chance. 


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Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Birthday Celebrations Continue ........

The Birthday Celebrations Continue .....

Sunday, 10th June, 2012.


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My only day off this week ( six days work ). 
However that didn`t stop us from enjoying a Sunday Finale. 

I took Chikako 
to a great Soba Restaurant 
in This City
for a Birthday Luncheon. 







My favourite spice - 7 peppers. 
Yum ! 





Above: My lunch
Below: Chikako`s herring lunch 




....and this is The End. 
The Birthday Party has finished.  

Fun together. 
Wonderful. 








Much more to come in August ! 

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Chikako`s Birthday

Friday, 8th June, 2012


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Chikako`s Birthday Celebration

We both worked on Friday until late, 
so no party celebrations, 
my gifts only. 


Above:  Six long-stem red roses for a beautiful person.
Below: Birthday cake. 


But....... Saturday ?
Well, we both worked Saturday too, 
however Saturday equals 
Birthday Party Night. 


WooHoo ! 

We started with a bottle of Yarra Valley (Victorian) 
Pinot Noir Chardy to kick things off with.
First time, and super good.



Then, I took Chikako to MURAKAMI sushi shop
in This City. 
Saturday was a rainy night, Tsuyu is starting. 





Above: The Starter.
Below: A shot of his refrigerated fish counter. 





Above: Murakami~san`s chicken was marinated in sake for 24 hours.
Sooooooooooooo succulent !




We enjoyed dining together here so much :) 

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Start of June Blog

Start of June, 2012 Blog

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Saturday, 2 June, 2012
Dashi Festival
This City 

A very special event this year 







Nebuta - a special inclusion this year ! 



The dog was a little disturbed by the taiko 太鼓



Above:  It was fun to bump into my friend, Akiko~san. 
Below: Maybe I should just stop trying to take self~pictures....terrible :( 






This is a beautiful flower I saw growing on the footpath. 

Random - May

May, 2012

Some random events


We were given a very early joint birthday(s) present
from Chikako`s parents. 

A new water-free pan - very interesting. 



The first culinary offering was a curry, which I prepared. 




Aoba Festival - Sendai City

Sunday, 20 May, 2012

We went to Church in Sendai City
Then we saw the Aoba Festival. 

The weather was wonderful
The festival was wonderful
Lunch was wonderful
I was with a wonderful person
Lucky me ! 



Chikako was imbibing with a little white wine before the procession began. 










The waitress, the folks sitting at the right of the photo - soooo friendly. 
Nice to communicate with them. 


Then lunch at a noodle bar...... just great.