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Friday, March 28, 2014

Monday, the 31st

31st March, 2014

Today marks the end of an era. 

The house at The Gap was sold. 

We moved in  Monday, 15th July, 1963 which I can clearly recall. 

Finalized sale on Monday, 31st March, 2014. 

Wow - I hope that the new family, with children, enjoy the space
as much as I did over the last however many years......... 

Sunday, 30th March, 2014

30th March, 2014

It is Phillip`s birthday, today.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Saturday, 23rd March

Saturday Evening
23rd March, 2014

I cooked seafood nabe for dinner. 

A seafood plate from Usui and also some vegetables. 

......... and some tofu, of course. 

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Saturday, 22nd March, 2014


Bon Voyage or in Spanish, iBuen viaje ! 

This City to Singapore and then to Espanola. 

I will miss the good doctor..... thank you for the kiwi wine. 

See you anon. 

Friday, March 21, 2014


Friday, 21st March, 2014. 

It was a public holiday in Japan. 
We drove south from This City to That City
to visit Chikako's parents' house for Equinox Lunch
Japanese-style.......which is simply the best. 

Above: Enroute
Below: We arrived ! 

So yummy. 

We are always pleased to see Justy-san
as he is pleased to see us, too. 

Ohagi or Botamochi is served on this day. 

Equinox fare included some specially-prepared rice ....

He cuts a fine figure of a pooch, don`t you think so. 

Oh my my.... I know exactly where this is. 

Is this street called Memory Lane ? 

We were heading for my fav Department Store, USUI
to get a few odds `n ends and to see Chiba-san who
works there. 

Shinjo-san finally got around to painting the building. 
How many years did it take to do it ?? 

Crazy busy in the colourful car park,
however we managed to get Bay #1 !
First space, ground floor - how convenient. 

Yodabashi, Usui .... fun shopping day together. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Forster E.M.

We are currently reading 
Room with a View
by E. M. Forster. 

An amazing writer, very socially conscious of his time. 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

White Day - 2014

Friday, 14th March, 2014

It is White Day in Japan . 

Chikako seemed to really enjoy the flowers. 
Plus some Mater Prize Home tickets, too. 
I hope that she is lucky.