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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Beaches near Tokyo

Summer is here in Japan and in true Japanese weather form it arrived on its due date! BAM! 1 July- the day that the Japanese beaches and the outdoor pools open- the temperature goes up by 2-3 deg C and … Continue reading

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Exploring, exploring: My 5 favourite places in Tokyo on a rainy day.

“Rain, rain go away, Come again another day. Rain, rain go away, Come again on Mummy’s washing day” I often used to chant this rhyme as a child when it rained, but it never seemed to make the rain go … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Zoos in Tokyo

Note: Japanese zoos are generally not the best place regarding animal welfare. Most of the zoos, I have visited have a few cages where my heart breaks for the welfare of the animals. That said, I believe zoos do have … Continue reading

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My 5 Favourite places to Hanami in Sakura season.

Sakura Season is upon us! Each year towards the end of March, the Sakura blossoms come out for a fleeting few days and with it the Japanese people. When I wrote about the significance of the Sakura season and the … Continue reading

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Problems = Growth

Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. Isaiah 30: 20 NIV My Quiet Time one morning bought up … Continue reading

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Exploring, Exploring: My 5 Favourite Aquariums in Tokyo

In the three years that I have been living in Tokyo, I have finally managed to visit all of the main aquariums in and around Tokyo.  I’d like to say all of them, but the Japanese like their fish and … Continue reading

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Exploring, exploring…

I have made a new friend at swimming. She and I meet every week while our children have their lesson and as the year has progressed we are becoming more than just two mums-who-meet-at-the-pool-every-week. She only arrived in the summer, … Continue reading

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Overcoming Post Home Visit Blues

I shared last week, how I had diagnosed my friends and I as suffering from ‘Post Home Visit Blues’.  Once I had realised that I was suffering from it, and having looked up the symptoms, a light bulb went on … Continue reading

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The Unsettling Nature of Going Home

I have just spent a glorious month with my family in Cape Town. A month of family meals, trips to the beach, cousins messing about in the pool, enjoying the delicious food and wine and various tourist trips.     It’s … Continue reading

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Creating Order- Day 20 of a 20 day challenge

I have given myself the challenge of trying to create more order in my life. There are areas where I manage well and others where I fail dismally and cause me stress. I would love nothing more, than to have … Continue reading

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