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

jr tokyo wide pass: day 1


I hope you are all well (she says to herself).  But yes, I am well.  It was Golden Week last week in Japan. We left it too late to book anywhere abroad.  Well, we could have but it would have cost a small fortune, so we just had a what’s that recent buzzword again?, oh, staycation.  We got a JR Tokyo Wide Pass (and that’s JR east which caused a lot of confusion for us – Dear JR, maybe put east in the pass’ actual name?).  So, where did we go?

We went to Kawaguchiko on Wednesday ...