July happenings.

Went to see Del Amitri on my own as usual. It was a great hug and even though I stood up, from the start, got a light shined on my do sit down, I kept standing up and not bothering who didn’t like it.

Was a bit disappointed that Justin didn’t come out to meet his fans, but the rest of the band did.

That’s will ALWAYS be the debate about standing up and no one can see at gigs/concerts, but as long as I can keep doing it, I will keep ‘freaking out’ at my favourite gigs.

It was also my youngests last day at Primary school and at a childcare centre he had been at since he was six months old.

It was very emotional and I cried alot. I was a party id the community and the school and I loved the whole experience of school as a parent, like I loved school when I was a child/ young person.

Now on to new

pastures.

The end of an era.

When I arrived back in the U.K., My daughter was nearly three and my son was three /four months in my belly.

This week he will start secondary school and the in thing to do is to give the teachers a card/present as a thank you.

The U.K. has changed when I left back in the early ’90’s, and it’s expensive nowadays, we have some what we did when his sister left primary school/childcare, made our own cards.

Hubby made the Samurai hat’s and Kimono’s.

It must be unique thing to do but I like being unusal and it sums up the family.

The postcards are from my Japanese clay making friend Ryouchi Minagawa and his wife who I met while working in Niigata teaching their daughter English.

#ilovemyhubby #ilovejapaneseculture #multicultiralfamily #thisishowIroll

New challenges.

Well, I drive myself to Liverpool for the first time. I have only driven on the motorway about five times since I passed my test at twenty-one years old.

I went to see Henry Priestman (Yachts and The Christians fame). He was showcasing his forty years in the music business and his solo stuff. I have been a big fan of him for thirty of his forty years.

I also did an Inflatable 5k. It was a group of us mum’s and teenage children.

It was a very hot day. The course was in a horse race track. The ground was very bumpy and hurt my feet. I walk around it with another lady.

The obstacles were very hot to touch and as I have had knees, very tricky to do them.

Afree an hour I got to the end and tried to do the ‘Leap of faith’ but bottled it. I did the slide dtop, instead.

Can’t wait to do it again.

A woman of a certain age.

Haven’t been on WP for a while as I have entered the menopause stage and was a bit annoyed that it’s happening as my mind isn’t ready for it.

I have been trying to get fitter after turning fifty years old, but it’s a challenge since the ‘ Big M’ has kicked in.

I am trying not to ‘go mental’ as I have read some women do, so am doing what I enjoy and going to gigs etc.

I have already told my hubby to let me to what I need to, so not to go mad at him.

with Jason Connery.

At Japanese School Sports Day. Obento made by hubby.

meeting Phil, Kirstie and Sue.

At a Windrush event.

With Michael Praed.

With Henry Priestman.

Supporting England #waistcoatwednesday

It has been a very busy few weeks. Seeing Jason Connery, Michael Praed and Henry Priestman (Yatchs and The Christians, fame). Doing our last Japanese school sports day and playing neighbourhood cricket (we came last, this year). Oh and watching the World Cup.

A very full summer to come as my son will finish Primary school in two weeks, I will be doing an Inflatable 5K and loads more besides.

Lots of Robin of Sherwood events in the pipeline.

Just for to sort out the ‘Big M’ as I don’t want to take and medicine for it, unless it’s as a last resort.

Blessed be.