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yummy birthday cake Andy bought

I just finished preparing a presentation for a conference in Penang and am so relieved to be finished after weeks of agony. I celebrated by going to the gym. (What??)

Andy's at work tonight so I might hit the booze (what?). Actually I think I will have a glass of umeshu. Umeshu is 'plum wine' - it's very sweet and delicious. Andy doesn't like it so he won't even notice the empty carton...

It was my birthday 2 days ago and a big box of chocolates arrived from my family. Freddo frogs, cadbury block and tim-tams.....mmmm, yummy. Japanese chocolate is nice, but there's nothing quite like a bit of cadbury dairy milk : ) Andy and I have been scoffing for the last couple of days. I keep telling him 'stop eating all my chocolates!' (they disappear at an alarming rate when he's around) and he comes back with 'sharing is caring', something my sister-in-law Leesa says to Kate and Zoe, her toddlers.

Hikarigaoka Park

For my birthday Andy and I went to the park for lunch and then to the library and the local shopping centre for a wander. We were too busy to do anything else, but this weekend we're off to Hakone! I'm very excited about it. It's about an hour away from Tokyo and we're going take in a few onsen and enjoy the sites. Apparently there's a big lake you can see Mt Fuji from.

I often mention the local park (Hikarigaoka Park) in these entries, but have never posted any pictures. We took some photos the other day, and here they are. The local library (with a good selection English novels in it) and the gym are located inside the park, so we go there quite often. It's a great little area and at this time of the year, with the leaves changing colour it's very picturesque.

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yummy birthday cake Andy bought
yummy birthday cake Andy bought
Hikarigaoka Park
Hikarigaoka Park
Hikarigaoka Park
Hikarigaoka Park
The park is a popular dog-walking …
The park is a popular dog-walking…
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photo by: maka77