april memories and may wish list

april memories

It’s sakura, isn’t it?

april wishlist in review

  • start running again (this must make it onto the list every month) nope
  • mediation – aim for 20 minutes every day nope
  • stop watching so much tv (even when it’s in Japanese and I try to convince myself, ‘but it’s studying!’)
  • take more photos of life
  • get on with my sewing list
  • don’t buy any fabric nope
  • get a haircut

Just a very phallic looking dessert we had at 雪の窯珈琲.

may wishlist

  • start running again (this must make it onto the list every month)
  • mediation – aim for 20
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funabori days

We had lovely weather this weekend and we spent Sunday walking around Funabori in Edogawa-ku.

Hard to see on the above photo but they do boat trips down the canal during sakura season.

If you turn off the canal you get to a bit called 健康の道 (health road?). There are lots of these dotted about and they are ever so pretty, you can hear the birds singing and encounter lots of nature. It feels like you’ve left the city when you’re walking along them.

We stopped off for lunch at 雪の窯珈琲 (yuki no kama coffee) and had pizza and coffee. ...

miracle cream

Winters in Japan are very dry and every year I tend to suffer from eczema. It’s usually just a couple of patches on my legs but this year, it was one of my hands – a few fingers and a little section on my palm. It really hurt, to the point where I couldn’t stretch out my fingers properly without stretching the skin and causing it to break and bleed.

I’m reading that paragraph back to myself and I’m thinking, wow, you really should have gone to the doctors. Unfortunately, I’m British and will put off going to the doctors ...

march memories and april wish list

march memories

I don’t really have any pictures from march, so your guess is as good as mine when it comes to what I actually did.

The above photo was taken around the Kiba/Kiyosumi-shirkawa area. Lots of nice coffee places and cafes around that area too, if you’re into that kind of thing. We tried Allpress Espresso and looking at their website, they have a shop in the UK as well (amongst other places). It was nice and the staff were very friendly.

Some ‘prison sakura’ for you to enjoy.

april wishlist

  • start running again (this must make it onto
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a day in ueno

Hi everyone, how’s it going? It’s sakura season in Tokyo right now, so I’m being more active than I have been since Christmas and New Year. I’m a person that loves to stay at home by nature but on occasion has been known to venture out. This weekend we went to the Ueno and Yanaka areas.

First off, we stopped by Guruatsu, a lovely little vegetarian (perhaps even vegan ?) cafe which also specialises in muffins (which were amazing and I really do recommend – not at all overly sweet and very flavourful with a lovely firm texture in ...