This year marks twenty-five years ago that I went to live in Japan.
The hubby kids and I were having brunch and was watching a Japanese news programme, when it talked about the Hanshin earthquake in 1995.
It reminded me that I was preparing to go and live the rest of my life in Japan. A dream that I had since the age of ten, after watching The Water Margin and Monkey. Shogun and Karate Kid sealed it for me.
I realised that if I hadn’t made that decision, then I would not have the family unit that I have.
#jpukliving #ilovemyfamily #blackjapanesefamily
I realise that my family unit is still rare in Japan and in the UK, but I am so glad that I made that decision.
This year I will be going to a Robin of Sherwood Convention, going to see alot of 80’s band’s celebrating their anniversaries. E.g. Level 42, Simple Minds, Go West and others.
Back to the eighties for me.
Am also trying to go to the Olympics in Tokyo, as I was a Games Maker in London 2012, but was unsuccessful to be one in Tokyo. Will just have to go and soak up the energy. Gambarimasu.
Supporting a family member.
A great story about the birth of the sport of golf.
Last weekend I went to the Robin of Sherwood one day event (although a bit late).
It is an honour and a privillage to be this geeky, as I met my RoS family that I have known since 2014.
On display were the original costumes from the series that the cast members wore. The last time I saw them was in Nottingham on 1985 when the cast came to Sherwood Forest to promote the third series with Jason Connery as the new Robin.
It was such a delight and I thank James Deval for rescuing them.
As expected the Hooded Man Events are put together by Barnaby Eaton-Jones who was able to get Nikolas Grace ( The Sherriff of Nottingham), Mark Ryan (Nasir), Valentine Pelka (Sarak) and Clive Mantle (Little John) with a new cast member Carla Medonca, who plays a witvh hunter in the audios that are available.
Jason Connery sent us a message as he was not able to attend
It was a great day out and I can’t wait for Hooded Man event 2020.
Will keep you posted.
My friend will be in Nottingham on a book and creative writing weekend.
Also there will be a RoS convention on 18/5 with some of the cast members from the episode ‘ The Sherriff of Nottingham’.
Today was the first time Robin of Sherwood aries and unknown to me it is still as exciting to watch as is was back in 1984.
I have and still follow the cast members. Next month there is a one day meeting focusing on ‘ The Sheriff of Nottingham’ episode. Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle and other cast member will be attending.
Well it’s been a mixed year. Had the Robin of Sherwood Convention in May then a meet up with Michael Praed in July.
Saw Deacon Blue, The Christians, Level 42, and other 80’s band this year. Many more to come in 2019.
Have applied to be a volunteer at Tokyo 2020 Games. Loved doing the London 2012 Games.
Happy New Year to you all.