Category Archives: Good days

Shimoda

Shimoda is a resort town on the Izu peninsula about 180km from Tokyo with some of the most beautiful beaches, we have found in Japan so far. We have visited Shimoda five times so far, and we are not the … Continue reading

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June’s Mountains

The final stretch down into the summer holidays has meant that I have been very focussed on getting things done. It has been been very empowering and motivating. Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: No mountain climbed. In fact, I … Continue reading

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May’s Mountains

June. Yikes- this year is flying by. I had an amazing holiday with my family in South Africa, and I don’t think that I managed any of the mountains. Which I was fine with. Let’s be honest- spending quality time … Continue reading

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March’s Mountains

It is quite something to think that we are already a quarter of the way through 2017. This year having these monthly mountainous challenges has definitely kept me focussed. Surprisingly, March has been good. My cousin came over from South … Continue reading

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Tokyo Skytree

We’ve finally made it up Tokyo Skytree!  We’ve been here for nearly 5 years and we’ve finally made up one of Tokyo’s most iconic views! It only took a visit from a South African cousin to get us up there!  … Continue reading

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February’s Mountains

February proved to be a very productive month. Whether it was because ‘A’ was away for a week on business or blogging my goals last month was the incentive I needed, something worked! Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: Tick! … Continue reading

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January’s Mountains

I shared how I have given myself the challenge of ‘A mountain a month’ and so I thought I’d share, how I was doing…. Mountain 1: Physical Mountain This month: Well, I managed the physical mountain. That was great fun, … Continue reading

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Mountains of Goals…

It’s another new year and in true ‘Me’ style, I’ve created as significant List… clearly I haven’t learnt! I created the list, towards the end of last year, when I got rather frustrated with things in my life. Things that … Continue reading

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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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Kameido Tenjin Shrine

I had been told about this shrine by a friend who knew my love for plants and gardening.    The shrine is very well kept and despite it being in the middle of the city, it was restful and had … Continue reading

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