Wednesday, September 21, 2016

22nd Equinox Starz

Jun 23 - Jul 23
You're involved in several conversations that are more than just small talk. There's more to them than merely talking about the weather or inquiring about the family. There are key issues at stake and futures to be decided. You're entering a phase when matters from your past pull into focus. You don't want to repeat mistakes, or return to an unsatisfactory situation. Nor will you have to. Be compassionate towards others, be honest with yourself, and be ready for the tide to turn for the better. The Equinox is here and it's the perfect time to regain your balance, to straighten out whatever in your life is out of line and to make a new start. 


the 21st of September, 2016 

Happy 8th Anniversary to us !  

Eight years ago today,  in 2008,  Chikako moved from That City to This City. 


the 18th of September, 2016 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

September 2016

Above -  Some flowers at Pastel. 

Below -  Another delicious lunch box which Chikako makes for me ! 

11th September, 2016

We are members of a Walking Group. 
This year we have only been able to participate in one walking event
due to either the weather or to not being in Japan. 
However, this Sunday we managed to bring it all together and go walking. 
Yay ! 

 Yukie and Chikako just after signing in at Iizaka Station.

 The rice paddys are looking golden and wonderful. 

4.3 kms into the walk there was a pit stop. 
Some light refreshments .... 

Some goldfish lazing about in the pond. 

After the walk we caught the train back and then met Emi and Momo Chan
at the station. We all went back to our apartment for lunch together. 
It was fun, as it always is . 


13th September, 2016

Some annual maintenance checks on the bridge.
The engineers had some cool machinery to assist them. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016


My Horoscope for the week starting 03rd September. 

C A N C E R  the  C R A B 

Jun 23 - Jul 23
They say that if you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out, but that if you put it in cold water and heat it to boiling point, it'll stick around for a grim end. Whilst the truth of this statement leaves much to be desired, it still proves a useful metaphor. We may think that we're comfortable, even when the reality of a situation becomes a pale version of its initial appeal. Yet now there's an opportunity for change. You may not exactly need to 'hop it', but you can definitely ensure that people understand the climate you require

Friday, September 2, 2016


3rd of September. 

It's Andrea's Birthday today. 
Happy Birthday to such a wonderful person ! 

The Life of the Party ! 

Andie at our wedding party on Tuesday, 19th July, 2016.