Archive for September 2011

sweet delivery

September 29th, 2011 — 9:59pm

A jar of raw honey was in my mail yesterday. This unexpected gift was from Gen and made me so happy…


One bee collects one teaspoon of honey.

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Bus ride

September 20th, 2011 — 1:01pm

A tough looking mid-aged man asked the bus driver ‘Does this bus go to Fairy Meadow?’, that made me smile.


Fairy Meadow is one of my neighbouring towns... but sadly not like this.

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our little spring harvest

September 16th, 2011 — 9:08pm

We just ate our first harvest of the beans that Chris’s father and I planted in April. To be honest, I wasn’t at all keen on having beans in our vegetable patch as I thought they are easy to come by and growing my choice of beet root felt more satisfying. I used to take extra care when watering the beet roots but not any more as I just found out that the beans were in fact broad beans, my favorite! It was a good surprise.


We also received a bag full of kumquats from Chris’s sister’s garden. Well, we thought they were kumquats but they were actually another fruit called loquat. A fruit you often find in Japan during the summer time, and I was even more excited! I really enjoyed the sweet condensed smell that filled our house from the homemade loquat jam prepared today.


Spring helps me to like Australia a little more.

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Traveling books

September 9th, 2011 — 12:18am

Today I received all the boxes that Chris and I shipped from Tokyo at the end of July. Opening boxes full of my favorite books was just like seeing my old friends! I happily spent all morning working out my bookshelf’s new seating plan. It was a lovely way to start my day.


My knees are all scrached from lots of kneeling down now, sob.

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Where I live

September 6th, 2011 — 9:17pm

I often see parachutes in the local sky during the morning and dawn and I get excited every time I see them. I wonder what it feels like to be floating in the sky and I like to think these parachutes are delivering some presents from above the clouds.


Sadly, my fear of height and sharks will never bring me up there...

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