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 ...

pancakes at accueil

I went to Accueil in Ebisu for pancakes.  I had the banana and caramel sauce pancakes with vanilla ice cream, see above.  It was really nice and it was huge!  Me being the greedy sod I am at times asked for the regular size.  The waiter explained that size was for two-three people.  So, I’m not quite THAT greedy or brave to still go for that one, so I changed to the half size which I’m bloody glad I did because look at it!  I couldn’t eat it all and I was laughing so much when he brought it out ...

worth spending on

I do try to be frugal and money conscious but I also like to spend money on good quality foods and if possible, local and independent retailers.  So, can you guess what’s coming next?  I’m going to show you what I bought this Saturday with these ideologies in mind.

Honey made from orange flowers.  They also threw in a little sample of a hand cream. [find here]

Mikan jam.  No, it’s not marmalade because they had a marmalade. Excited to try this. [find here]

Pancake mix.  I know, I do normally make my own but I tried some ...

the years come and go so fast

It was my birthday the other week.  The picture above is of Paris which is where I was last year when I turned 28.  Unfortunately, we were there when the tragedy took place.  This year, we stayed local.  We spent the day in Omotesando, Harajuku and finally Shibuya.

For lunch we went to Aoyama Flower Market.  I recommend it if you like flowers.  It was really pretty and the food was nice too.  We didn’t have to wait too long, around 30 minutes, but when we came out, the queue was massive and the sign said 60 minute wait!

I ...

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 ...