One disadvantage of retirement is that your employer no longer pays you. Strange but true. As I move towards that state I realize that I will have to downsize residentially. My wonderful, beautiful house that has delighted me for the last 5 years and more, will have to go. Too expensive.
Today, I get the keys for my new crib. One thing, of the many, I have learned in Japan is that you do not need a lot of space. Once you abandon the concept of a bedroom filled with huge bed and welcome the tatami mat and futon, which are cupboarded during the day, you liberate significant amounts of space.
I like this place. This will be my Okinawa base for the next few years. The rent is absurdly cheap.
I go for a tramp around the hood.
Looks perfectly comfortable and climbing those stairs will keep you healthy. Searching for N’s Garden finds a restaurant praised for it’s home-baked croissants but no sign of apartment of that name – is it nearby? That shower arrangement looks strange – seems a perfect arrangement to guarantee a flooded bathroom.
When do you do the move? Where do we send post to now? Where are you for Christmas?
Hmm good question. I do not know my post code,which is all important in Japan as there are no real street names. You can still send stuff to the old house as I remain until 24 December. There are two great restaurants a couple of minutes walk away. Search for Ganso sea grapes in Onna son in Google Maps.
On consideration I suspect that the bathroom is actually a wetroom so no problemo! Will you be permitted to ritually burn gobbets of flesh on the balcony?
Correct , a great Japanese lifestyle thing as you can have very inventive showers.
Ah tis a sad day we left the croft.
Looks a very fine pad. I don’t suppose that it rains all the time, and worth being friends with the crab, in case the awamori keeps you at ground level.
In fact I am looking forward to the downsize. One bowl,two chopsticks,handful of rice etc.
Your diagnosis is spot on. I woke up in the gutter with this crab going for my eyes. It is much bigger than it looks in the photo.