Thursday, February 16, 2017

David's Cooking

David now does at least 90% of the cooking here. Most evening I am busy or too tired to bother! the past couple of years David has started to do more and more of the meal planning and cooking. The past couple of months he has branched out into baking. He loves trying out new recipes, last month it was apple cake!  But his favorite dessert  is choux cream.  He has made these a few times.  Most of the time the choux pastry puffs up and is really light, with custard, cream and strawberries inside the dessert is really  great! A couple of times they have flopped and became dog food, she will eat almost anything.  Except real dog food!   When I was down stairs earlier I saw David stirring away in the kitchen!  Tonight's dessert is choux cream!!!

These are the ones he made last week!  They don't last at all!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Few Photos

Got David to upload some photos!

From our Halloween party.  Mikey got wrapped in toilet paper to look like a Mummy!

trying to put up the Christmas tree, took two days!

Students helping with the other tree

But decorated Mikey instead!
David doing "first footing" New Years Eve

Christopher's birthday

Hannah ready to go back to school!

Hope you enjoyed these few photos! 

I'm Back

Haven't been anywhere but I am back to blogging. The past few months I have been without a reliable computer.  I gave up trying to post.  A few times I would be half way through a post when my computer would crash taking with it my writing!  I now have a lovely new computer and no excuses for not writing.  Thanks to all the people who sent me comments asking me to continue to write. It's nice to know that somebody is reading!

The past few months have been busy!
David got a temporary job for about a month,  doing land surveying in Kumamoto (yes the place where the earthquakes happened).  Between earthquakes and typhoons a lot of land was destroyed and boundaries between land were lost.  David spent almost three weeks there, staying at a small ryokan (typical Japanese Inn). The work wasn't too hard, but long hours!  He came back for a week, then left again for Kumamoto to go a driving school. He passed his drivers test on the first try!  But until we change the insurance he can't drive!  He is itching to drive.  And to tell the truth once he can drive it will be so much better for me. David doesn't mind shopping!

December was four years since my husband died. This past memorial was hard for me!  Part of it was seeing how much my kids had done in the past four years and how much hubby had missed out on!

Christmas was okay.  I got sick with a really heavy head cold.  I ended up going to the doctors because I couldn't stop coughing!  New Years was much better and I could really enjoy myself.  didn't do much but nice food, few good DVDs and fun with the kids was what I needed to kick of the new year!

The big news is that I am going to England the end of this month!  It's been 13 years since I've been back.  Far too long!  I am going with Christopher and Hannah.  Mikey and David will go a month later. I am really looking forward to this trip.  Just a chance to get out of Japan for a few days will help!  Also a chance to see my family.