memories and a july wish list

Time really does go quickly, doesn’t it? This year it seems to have stood still but then when you look at the date, you realise it’s still moving, perhaps even more so than normal.

Like most people, I am assuming, we haven’t done much. My days have been spent trying to learn how to bake bread, studying Japanese, cooking new things, crafting and navigating the apartment now my husband is working from home (this is still an ongoing learning opportunity).

I’ve also been back and forth to the hospital with thyroid issues, specifically a toxic nodule goitre, causing me to ...

june and july memories and august wish list

june and july memories

The cicadas have finally started making their little chirps (quite noisy little creatures really) and the temperatures are soaring. Europe had a heatwave too and the world just seems to be going crazy! Take care in the heat.

We went on a boat – link here for the one we did which was really good. I emailed Miho and her English was impeccable, so no worries there. When we got to the boat, I was the only, shall we say, non-Japanese looking person in our group of ten. She started speaking in Japanese and it was ...

may memories and june wish list

may memories

Not that many memories this month. Now, I pretty much say that every month to you and that’s fine. I’m boring, I can live with that most of the time. BUT! Just imagine how hard it is for me three times a week when I am asked by my teachers… so, what did you do this week/last weekend? And I answer as always, not that much. I’ve started making up going to cafes (that’s my best guess of what people do normally).

may wish list in review

  • start running again (this must make it onto the list every
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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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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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