Archive for June, 2009

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This is from my diary from when we first relocated to Japan – pre-blog. Other entries can be found here.

Golden week, so C is off today, Weds, maybe Thurs, and Fri. I am working but I expect I will take Friday off for a long weekend. And Golden it is today: cloudless blue skies and hot hot sun.

We spent Saturday pottering round Shinjuku after a long lie-in; I think I am still jetlagged and C was suffering the after-effects of two welcome parties on consecutive nights (I have been watching some truly dreadful television). We went for revolving sushi – Cameron’s first time – and bought the inevitable CDs and an amp so we could use Eiji’s CD player, which he brought round on Sunday. Did nothing Saturday night, then went for lunch with Doug and Verity on Sunday, which was very pleasant – out on the roof of the Monsoon cafe (I feel a bit sunburnt today) with pina coladas and plenty of wine.

I was busy on Friday: had a haircut (slightly traumatic but she’s done an ok job. Love the leather beds for hairwashing and the head massage), which I was late for because the replacement fax machine arrived; went to Shinjuku to get our alien registration cards; went to Hiroo to the supermarket and met Gail for lunch, then back to wait for my groceries (I like this delivery system)!

In threes

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

This picture is the reason I wanted to fix my blog. Though it has taken me so very long to do, and I have been hiating for so very long, that I don’t suppose anybody will see it who isn’t friend or family. Hey ho: I will pretend to myself and post it anyway by way of an announcement.

Maggie came home from school with this card that she had made for me, the day after we told her there was going to be another baby. If you can look carefully you can see, peeping out of my tummy (for that is me, the funky smily lady in the cool purple frock), and tiny, smiling, waving baby. Inside, the card reads “to my littl baibee I love you” and it is quite one of the sweetest things I have ever seen.

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Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

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Monday, June 29th, 2009

I appear to have upgraded wordpress all by myself. This is by way of a test post to see if it works…fingers crossed…clicking publish….5…4…3…2…1