may memories and june wish list

may memories

Did I achieve my May wish list from last month?

  1. We used our JR Tokyo Wide Passes to go to Kawaguchiko and Izu Peninsula.
  2. I have been studying, I am planning to write a post of my favourite ways to study Japanese which I hope will be of some benefit and interest to people.
  3. Running – I have been running recently, nearly back to my steady routine of 3 times a week.
  4. Austerity May has been concluded a resounding success as we managed to save a fair chunk of change.   It all helps, so check out
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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 ...

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 ...

spending the money on fukubukuro

31

It’s the new year and with brings fukubukuro in Japan.  I wanted a Lush one but for some reason this year, Lush Japan decided not to do them.  That was a nice surprise.  Can I also say that we trudged to the nearest Lush in a shopping centre and queued outside for 45 minutes. Got inside and no Lush goody bags.  Not wanting to let it upset me, I swiftly moved on and instead bought a Baskin and Robins aka 31 bag, a Mister Donut one and a Haagen Dazs one. Spot the theme?  Yes, it’s food.

For dinner on ...

october memories and november wish list

pumpkins

Happy Halloween!  Hope you had a spooky day!  I didn’t really do anything which is a pity because I really like Halloween.  We had scary pasta shapes which I didn’t even take a picture of and watched ‘Warm Bodies’ on Netflix which was really good.  I’d been wanting to watch it for ages and I really enjoyed it.

october memories

So, what did I get up to in October?  Well, I started my language school which, is, erm…yeah. Not sure about that yet.  I go every day in the mornings and well, it gets me out of the house for ...