Monthly Archives: September 2021

Lustre

I am fairly good at housework but I am not meticulous, tiles in the bathroom get dirty, grunge gathers in corners, the floors get grimy, the tatami mats gather dust. You get the idea. I contact a house cleaning agency … Continue reading

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The Mountain Sheep Are Sweeter

Not much to report really, mainly dentistry and sailing. Former colleague, Natori san, who now works for Medecins sans Frontieres in Tokyo, sorry can’t find accents.comes back for a visit. We go for a very bracing sail. The weather is … Continue reading

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Egrets

Sunday 19 September – what a beautiful day! The sky is a clear blue, the sea is, well you know, blue too. It is 30 degrees. The only glitch is too little wind to sail meaningfully. I generally clean up … Continue reading

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Tempura

I love tempura but have never been able to cook it successfully. My attempts have always been soggy as opposed to crisp. So disappointing. I have suspected that the oil is never hot enough. On a recent boat picnic, a … Continue reading

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Tsuru no Hitokoe

Tsuru is Japanese for crane, er the bird. It is number 2 in the hierarchy of birds, number 1 is the Phoenix. The cry of the crane is believed to have great authority. https://japanesequizzes.com/portfolio/tsuru-no-hitokoe/ Anyway, as I am coming back … Continue reading

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Big

So I have had my beloved Tokina AT-X 300 since February 2015. She is a fabulous lens. She only has manual focus, which usually I like very much especially if the bird is sitting nice and still. However on my … Continue reading

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Oh No!

You will remember that I am in the middle of transplants, no I mean implants, fun. A couple of days before my appointment for the next major step in the process, I notice that the temporary crown over the implants … Continue reading

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