five frugal things – 140717

This week I’m going to write about frugal things I do to stay cool. It’s gotten so hot here in Tokyo this last week, in the 30’s pretty much every day. I am definitely not made for such weather – I hate it in fact, so let’s go with the theme of cooling down on these hot days.

number 1


Get a fan and use that fan. Of course I mean an electrical one but I also use the handheld one above when I’m out and about.  I use my electric one in the day and we also ...

april memories and may wish list

april memories
I’ve been really terrible for blogging recently, I apologise for that.  I haven’t been tending to take many photos either whilst I’ve been out and about but I’ll share the ones that I have taken.

I started off the month by going to see the cherry blossoms (you can see more pictures here if you would like).  This below two photos are at Yasukuni Shrine.

Then these were taken at The Imperial Palace, at the moat.  The queue for the boats was ridiculous.

 
The new Scott & Rivers album came out in April (go buy it if ...

pots and pans

‘As you like’ it says and do like.  I like it a lot.

This is a catalogue my husband got for going to a wedding.  You get to look through and pick a present. There was a lot of choice (see this page for the extent of choice: we had ジャスミン).  We went for something practical.  We needed a new frying pan, so guess what we got.  Yeah!  A frying pan.  For free.

So, I said for free but this isn’t really the case.  We had to fork out about £200/¥30,000 as gift money which  broke my heart, I ...

lazy sunday

Oh what a lovely Sunday, oh what a beautiful day.  It was such a nice Sunday!  We went down to the beachy bit at Kasai Rinkai Park and walked around.  There were a lot of people in the actual park bit but not so many on the beach which was nice as I’m not a huge fan of crowded places.  ‘Why do you live in Tokyo then?’  you might ask and the answer is, I don’t know.  Anyway, enjoy the pictures and make sure to visit if you haven’t already.

You can see Disney off in the distance.  The ...

2016 memories

leaves

Indulge me if you will in my highlights and lowlights of 2016.  It will be photo heavy, just to warn you.

january

We went on the Highgate Cemetery tour.  Very informative and something different to do in London.

highgate

We also went to visit my husband’s family in Italy.

pizza

february

We did the supreme Saturday at Yauatcha in The City.  Beautiful!

yauatcha

march

It was my mum’s birthday and we went to El Gato Negro in Manchester which was really divine.

elgatonegro

april

I got to see Weezer twice in April! Manchester and London.  The best band ever!

rivers

weezer

Took my mum to Barcelona ...