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Friday, March 30, 2018


26th March, 2018

I caught the local train to Fukushima City. 
I bumped into Mitsuki, Mitsuna's sister in Jupiter .... what a nice surprise ! 

Tuesday, I caught the local train back to Koriyama City. 
Below:  Fukushima Station was a warm 15C and fine. 

Tuesday Evening, we went to an izakaya ( lower ground ) 
in the Arcade.  I could only eat fish, not meat. 
It was our first time there, nice. 

Walking back to the apartment, near the new Ginza Hair Salon
this tree was lit-up. 

28th March, 2018

Chikako was off work today. 
We walked downtown for lunch in a Chinese restaurant. 

I drank some delicious alcohol-free beer. 

We ended up in Yodabashi Camera near the Station. 
Tried a blood pressure machine, although we already have one .... 

 Had afternoon coffee @ Doutor near Usui. 

Bought these in USUI, downstairs. 
Will take them back to Brisbane to share with the Australian people. 

29th March, 2018

It's Maundy Thursday. 
The Thursday before Easter ( foot washing day ).
The sky .... taken from the apartment balcony. 

Chikako received some farewell flowers from her Iwaki co-workers. 

Maundy Thursday Moon in Koriyama. 
It's 2 nights before full moon. 

Blurry photos from the apartment balcony. 
Best that I could do .... 

Sunday, March 25, 2018


24th March, 2018

Afternoon Tea
Yukie, Emi & Momo Chan. 

Pre-Afternoon Tea we stopped by Aeon Town, Koriyama
for a look at running shoes for Sam. 

Trying to take some photos of the snow-capped Azuma Mountains. 
Didn't turn out so good, methinks. 

Afternoon Tea Time ! 
I got a little present .... thank you. 

Kinda high calories and I'm supposed to be on a diet. 
Tasted good, though. 

Below:  Yukie has just bought herself a new Subaru XV. 
Here she is driving off in it. 

25th March, 2018
We drove to Chikako's parents' house
who then drove us to Ota City, Gunma Prefecture. 

Shizue gave us some wonderful gifts
for the upcoming Big Move. 

Noriyuki cooked us all a wonderful luncheon. 
Unfortunately I could not eat any meat due to it being Lent. 
However, I could eat fish ...

Chilli Prawns / Chilli Ebi. 

Chikako also received some kiminos 着物, きもの. 

Family Heirlooms .... 

Early Spring daffodils / suisen. 

Enroute back to Koriyama. 
Chikako was driving her father's Prius because he had had a beer for lunch. 

During the week I started packing eight (8) boxes
 for air freight to Brisbane. 

Tedious. Hard work.