weekend catch up bits and bobs

tray with morisoba

I went for my hair cut on Friday and got back to my station around 11:30, so my husband and I decided to go for soba. There are two soba places we really like – one is cheaper than the other and that’s the one we tend to go for. I had もりそば・morisoba which doesn’t have nori on the top (I don’t like it that much).

We subscribe to a weekly organic vegetable box from Shiga Kajiwara Farm・四賀梶原農園 and have done for the past 4/5 years. It comes every Tuesday and I think it’s really good value at ¥3,000 including delivery – I can’t buy organic vegetables in such variety and quantity at any shops near me for this price. They use minimum plastic and I use the big plastic bag that everything comes in as a plastics rubbish bag.

Melons! If you live in Japan, you probably know about the furusato nozei system – you can choose to pay some tax to areas other than where you live and get money off your actual tax bills. As a little present, you can receive items in exchange as well, so it’s a good deal.

Last year we got melons as one of our items. On the label it says 訳あり・wake ari which means they are imperfect (you can get food for a cheaper price looking for this). I’m not sure what the problem with them is but they look great and taste beautiful.

I cut the top off my suncream that had nothing coming out when I squeezed and look at how much is left. Do this with everything, you’ll be amazed. As a side note, I found this cream very thick and I didn’t like how it felt when I was wearing it.

Sunday was JLPT and the less said about that, the better. Afterwards, we went to Komeda’s plant based kissa. My husband had the katsu sandwiches (I’m not one for fake meat, but they were nice) and I had the ‘egg’ sandwiches which were very nice.

It’s been a bit cooler since Sunday, only 31 (feeling like 34ish) so we walked from Higashi-Ginza to Tokyo Tower. We were drenched in sweat but it felt good to be able to get out and about.

Hope you all had a great weekend and that your week started off well.
Emily

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