Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Walking in Ginza

Ginza
I think we're not in Britain anymore. Not only is it warm and sunny, but the buildings reach the sky. I wonder what they did with all the cars while we were away. What confuses me most, however, is that in an earthquake you are supposed to move such that you are 1.5 building heights away from any buildings.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

pink

It's not just Japan. Even in Britain two shades of pink can be found...

pink flowers

pink flower

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Flowery Britain

Tulips from The Netherlands

Tulips


Not quite your usual bluebells
bluebells


Some yellow flowers
yellow flowers

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Scotland - land of the panini

As James has previously reminded us, Italy has traditionally exerted a strong influence on Scottish cuisine.

Cajun chicken and red pepper panini:

panini

Ham, cheese and pickle panini:
panini

Cappuccino:
cappuccino
Unfortunately the lure of overdosing on Branston pickle meant that I didn't sample a haggis panini. Maybe we will find one today on our drive down south.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

InLaws

The InLaws have been not too fearsome this time, but they still aren't quite as cute as these wee monkeys, which can be found at the local animalary.

Cottontop Tamarin

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

pawn

A year and a half ago things were looking grim in Ayr, but now lots of new shiny shops have sprung up to replace the closed-down ones:

Ayr
...I never expected to see pawn shops in my lifetime. I thought they were historical things from the early 20th century. Mostly they contained failed hobbies, particularly electric guitars, golf, and fitness equipment.

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Country sports #2


Country sports #2, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

The Griffins turned out to be not nearly as scary as anticipated.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Country sports


Country sports, originally uploaded by julesberry2001.

Mid-week relief from the PMIP pressure cooker is to be "country sports" at Crewe Hall, including griffin racing! Hope it doesn't rain too hard.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Home from home

After a week at the ancestral home...

Now at the PMIP meeting...

Oh OK.... The actual ancestral home is some distance from Hornby Castle, and the meeting is (of course) being held in the ultra modernlyboringly annexe of Crewe Hall. Room does have large windows, but equally large curtains are drawn closed.

 

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Monday, May 7, 2012

From every corner of the kingdom

Our Japanese friends wonder why Asahi Super Dry hasn't really taken off in the UK. In this small supermarket one finds the answer, with beer from all five corners of the kingdom; Cumbria, Yorkshire, Lancashire, Scotland, and even some from Down South. Foreign beer is relegated to the top shelf.

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Thursday, May 3, 2012

shinryoku (new green)

green...

shinryoku

green...
shinryoku

green...
shinryoku
(Yes, it was indeed quite green.) [Kenchoji, Kita Kamakura]

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