Monday, 24 August 2009


The weekend was nice and relaxed, and a bit sad as we realised it was my last full weekend until I headed back to England! I can't believe how quickly it's gone and we've done so many fab things. On saturday night we had our neighbour Brian round for spag bol. He brought the wine - has been living in Aus for the past two years and has a great stash of Aus and NZ wine that he shipped over with him. His wife and kids were visiting her parents in southern Japan (she's Japanese), so we thought it would be nice to meet him and have him round. He is English, but hasn't lived there for 16 years! It was a lovely evening, finished off with way too many yummy sweet things. On sunday we headed off on our bikes to go to an embroidery exhibition that was nearby - Neil was very patient as it's not every blokes cup of tea! The museum was at the Teien Art Museum, which is in an Art Deco house. It was built in 1933 and still has a lot of its original features which set off the exhibition really well. After a wander round the gardens, we headed home. It was a gorgeous balmy evening on sunday, and seemed much cooler than it has been for a while, so we decided to head out and have a drink at our local Mexican bar and perused the menus of local restaurants en route to find somewhere nice to eat next friday. Most of the menus still completely befuddle us but, as Brian said, we just have to be brave and go in, and most of the waiters are pretty helpful. As we said, we haven't had a bad food experience yet!

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