july memories and august wish list



july memories

Some things I did in July which I didn’t mention previously

(The trees are nearby.  They look like they are in a very tranquil spot in this picture, but in fact quite a busy road runs alongside them and if you look close enough, you can see Tokyo Tower just peeping through.)

Lanterns at the Tanabata Festival at Zojoji (Temple).


Gyukatsu (beef instead of pork – tonkatsu)


Melon soda and balls of fruity ice at Odaiba


Hamarikyu Gardens (浜離宮恩賜庭園): tea house, matcha and sweets.

teahouse sado view

Salt ice cream place near Azabujuban station, on the way to Roppongi

saltice tastes1 tastes2

Decide how you want your ice cream to taste and sprinkle some of the flavoured salt on


Korean food, then coffee and cake

korean cake

Yuzu and shoyu ramen


Cinema to see Alice and Finding Dori.  I didn’t like the first Alice film, so wasn’t really planning to go and see the second.  However, I really enjoyed it.


Didn’t we do a lot of eating?!


august wish list

I haven’t set myself too many goals, as I think it can be overwhelming.

  • Read two books (minimum) – I haven’t decided which two books it will be yet.  As I am not buying any books though, it will be ones that I have previously bought for my Kindle, but haven’t yet read – I have quite a lot of choice.  I am thinking to finish GoT: A Dance With Dragons which I am about a quarter of the way through.  I started and then stopped reading it in 2014, so maybe I should carry on
  • Carry on with not buying unnecessary items and things I don’t need
  • Spend money on experiences, not on things – I’ve got three things lined up which I will tell you about when I’ve done them
  • Recently I’ve been trying to be a vegetarian/eat more vegetable based meals – I am unsure of which at the moment.  I want to try and carry this on.




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