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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hold the phone

Hold the phone 


Packing for the Trip

Sunday, 30 July, 2012

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I got some spiffy new shoes to go.

One of my favourite brands. 

 If I ever get another boat then I have the deck shoes to go with it already.

Above: How do I pack all those clothes into a suitcase with a 20kg limit ? 

Below: What a logistical challenge. 

Above: Chikako seems to have the right idea ....
Below: 40C and humid today in this city -
when we finished we took a little liquid refreshment ! 

Saturday, July 21, 2012


Saturday, 21st July, 2012.

I scored a day off, so I cooked dinner for us. 

Maybe tasted okay, even if I do say so myself  :) 

Monday, July 16, 2012


Already we are preparing 
for the BIG trip ..... ain`t long now. 

So many people involved ....... a logistical nightmare. 
Birthday Bash
Thursday, 5 July, 2012. 

The day was relatively quiet, thankfully. 
Work then home for dinner with Chikako.
By special request, she prepared gaijin food for dinner. 

She got some gaijin beer in. 
It was our first time to try this particular brand - very nice. 

She bought some stuff from www.themeatguy.jp
We have used him before, really good. 

I just wanted to eat traditional English bangers `n mash. 
Hit the spot ! :) 

 Didn`t want any sugary sweets or cake, no thanks. 
Chikako prepared a berry tart. 

Added bonus - no candles. 

I couldn`t imagine anyone else I would rather
have spent my birthday with ! 


Chikako gave me a smoker for my birthday.
For smoking delicious foods.... yum yum. 

 Above: Sakura wood shavings
Below: Put in on the gas to ignite the shavings for 10 minutes

Chikako purchased some really decent snags from www.themeatguy.jp
Difficult to get in Nihon, usually German-style here. 

Above: Stage two, not on the gas anymore, but freestanding for another 10 mins. 
Below: Delicious. 

ThanXX for my wonderful pressie.