Monthly Archives: September 2019

The Right Stuff

I went to a dinner last night with great trepidation. That afternoon, whilst I had been sailing, Japan played Ireland in the Rugby World Cup. I was terrified that someone would blurt out the result before I got to see … Continue reading

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Thanks

I open a letter this morning that looks very official. On the envelope, Japan Pension Service is written. Inside there appears to be some sort of cheque. I have made no effort to apply for a Japanese pension. It appears … Continue reading

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Lazy Monday Afternoon

Great plans for sailing overturned by the still very churned up sea post typhoon. Not to worry as Okubo san comes for a very long lazy picnic on the boat. It is fun. People drop by for a chat. The … Continue reading

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Sneaky Typhoon

No one was very concerned with the storm; until it arrived that is. It had been sold as a bit of a gale but it suddenly morphed into a full blown, pun, typhoon. Winds of 90 knots were recorded at … Continue reading

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Windy

More bad weather coming in. So, I rig my home-made tarpaulin cockpit cover which should keep out most of the rain. Apparently there will be gusts up to 80 knots and I dread the whole thing will tear off. I … Continue reading

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Europe

This is a high speed scrapbook of stuff from my recent trip to Europe. It is really a personal archive so I don’t forget. The trip was dominated by my Mother’s cremation nevertheless I got in a lot of other … Continue reading

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Illiteracy

For the last few months I have noticed that the food I prepare has tasted strange. This was particularly evident in a pig’s foot terrine that I cooked last weekend. Each time I tasted it during the very long simmering … Continue reading

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