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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

In Review

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               In  Review 

A wild hail storm pummels Brisbane City, Australia. 
Photo is taken at the Story Bridge. 

Justy looking at food on the kitchen table ! 

The second party at Christmas time in That City. 
Left to Right: Chikako, Momo Chan, Emi and Yukie. 

Early snow, looking over the Abukuma River. 

Dec started his first year at Lancaster University in Lancashire, U.K. 
Clearly he has been to Japan ! 

Our good friends in Brisbane, Geoff 'n Andrea bought yet another Mazda. 
My once-in-a-lifetime birthday. 
All the 5.7. s. 
We celebrated in Yokohama City with Sam and Dec who flew out for it. 

We went to visit Douglas the Golden Retriever's grave. 

Japanese noodles....... at my favourite noodle bar in This City. 

Taken from the top of the Yutaka Building. 

Our friend, Shoko san, on the bus back to Joetsu. 
It was wonderful meeting you in 2014 ! 
Thanks for writing to me. 

July, Sam and Chikako in That City. 

Dec blowing bubble gum in July. 

Noriko and Steven on vacation after Christmas, 21014. 

Chikako carrying a lot of stuff back to our apartment. 

Chikako thoughtfully bought some flowers for my late Father's birthday anniversary. 
December 17th. 

Sam and Dec just flew in from London and we went to Ueno. 
Sam was trying to work off some jetlag. 
July, 2014. 

We all had a bit of a party ! 
It was a hoot. 

Chikako driving, Dec up front, in Sendai - July. 

We met up with Bryan and his family. 
Such a fun time together. 

Chikako and Dec. 
Japanese food...... how great is it ? 

July, 2014. 
We had a late night bbq beside the Abukuma River. 
Are we allowed to do that ........ ? 
Anyway, we did and we enjoyed. 
Sam on the left, Dec on the right of the blurry photo. 

Our good friend, Chizuko san came back from Vietnam for a short break. 

We went to Handa Numa ...... our first experience in April. 
What a magical place, although it has a dark history. 

2014 went so quickly. 
I am looking forward to 2015. 

December 31st Poem.

Tonight's December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst
The clock is crouching dark and small, 
Like a time bomb in the hall. 
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck ! Here comes another year ! 

                               - OGDEN NASH 

Food Events.

Some random food events
at the end of December. 

Mos Burger 
West Side, This City. 

Coffee and sweets
Tokyo Interior. 
This City. 

We had a late lunch 
This City. 




Some wonderful visitors took the time to come and see me. 

Firstly, Mitsuna came to visit with Tomo and her new baby son, Kent. 

A few days later, Chika san came to visit from Chiba. 

Thank you for keeping in touch. 

Monday, December 29, 2014


A scanned photo of my late, Great Uncle

Frederick Brewer  W E S T 

who died in June, 1977. 

Really liked him,  he had a dry sense of humour. 
Thinking of you, Freddie. 

My late Father's eldest brother, Cyril with his bride, Doreen Bell
on their wedding day. 

Cyril died very young, aged 29 on 25 December, 1946. 

December 30

30 December, 2014 

We had a pizza 'n beer party
Four people
Four different nationalities

One American male
One Korean female
One Australian male
One Japanese female

December 29th

 29th December, 2014

Our friend,  Chizuko san came back from Vietnam
and we three enjoyed lunch together.

It was nice to catch up again.