i’m back

I haven’t been anywhere but I haven’t been here either.  Is that because of a lack of motivation?  Laziness?  Boredom?  Lost of enthusiasm for blogging?  I’m not sure of the reason – maybe one of the aforementioned, maybe all of them, maybe none.

So, whatever, what exciting things have I been up to then?  Not much is the answer. I’m sure you were all expecting that as well.

Why am I here now?  There has to be a reason right?  There’s a reason for everything and the reason I present to you now is that I currently can’t sleep so ...

2017 memories

It’s the highly anticipated highlights of 2017! Photo-heavy and self-indulgent, reader caution is advised.

january

I embarked on my journey to not buying clothes.  I didn’t know it at the time, but this would result in my new hobby of sewing which I still haven’t really said anything about on here and I apologise for that.  I endeavour to bore you all with it this year.

february

We went to Dominique Ansel Bakery and had the frozen smore and cookie shot. Top tip, don’t bother getting a drink if you go, just get the water.

We went to see the ...

15 minute time-slots

I’ve discovered a way that stops me being so lazy.  I’m not sure I came up with this myself, as it seems too clever.  I feel like I’ve read it somewhere, it’s swished about in my brain for who knows how long and then one day I feel like I’ve had an idea but it’s not really my idea.  Who knows?  If you do, please let me know so I can pass on the credit.

(The photo of the trees is supposed to represent the tangled woods we wander, trying to find our way in life – I know, I ...

meanderings

Just meandering out and about. Enjoying the ‘fresh’ air and the sun on our backs.

I’m using photos from two days here and pretending they are one. The jig’s up now though! I’m my own worse enemy, I just sabotaged myself and didn’t even bat an eyelid whilst doing it. Doesn’t it look like autumn in these photos? But it’s not! It’s winter because it’s December. Unbelievable.

So now it’s day two and we had a mission for this day. Our mission was go to Blue Bottle Coffee and Dandelion. It was a pig day and we weren’t (and ...

the budget: how’d november go?

The answer is, not too well.  Or, not as well as I wanted it to?  We weren’t well for some of the month and that just leads to spending more on convenience foods.

So, we have the categories as follows:

rent ¥125,000

bills – electric, water, gas, mobiles and internet ¥50,000
–> Actually spent: ¥28,363 

supermarket ¥30,000
–> Actually spent: ¥34,903 (this is the one!!)

eating out/leisure ¥40,000
–> Actually spent: ¥26,864 (we did all right, still a lot of money if you consider it.  I’d ideally like it around the ¥20,000 mark)

husband ¥40,000
–> Actually spent: ¥50,000 (he ...