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Very Okinawa

I become aware of a grinding noise coming from the back of my X trail. It does not take me long to work out that it is coming from the passenger side rear disc brake. I stick my finger in … Continue reading

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Lapsang Souchong

One of the most pleasant activities during my stay in England was sitting around in brother Alan’s kitchen reading newspapers, something I never do here, and drinking lots of Lapsang Souchong tea. Cannot hope to read Japanese newspapers but I … Continue reading

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There’s a Bright Golden Haze on the Meadow

Poor Mummy; nonetheless the trip to England allowed me to catch up with family and friends. First to Rosy and Barry’s house, which is beautiful and at its best in very hot Summer weather. Then up to London to Ian … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Mummy

So my Mummy died last week.  I am very sad.  I knew she was about to die and so rushed back to England. As I was getting into the car to head for the airport, my brother phoned to say … Continue reading

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The World Cup

I stayed up very late on Sunday. First dinner with Mary and Tim. Tim cooked Paella. He really is an excellent cook. I drove there intending to leave the car and walk home. You do not drink and drive in … Continue reading

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Health

Today I find in my mailbox, a light pink envelope with drawings of happy families on it. I believe it is my annual health insurance contribution demand. I love the way the Japanese administration communicates. Nearly all official correspondence is … Continue reading

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Ikebana

There was great glee the last time I went to the dentist about 2 weeks ago. Obviously having a molar pulled out is always a source of joy but also Mori sensei, who has a boat at Ginowan marina, announced … Continue reading

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