Sunday, 24 June 2007

Next Generation


I accidentally find this video clip. It's so cool and love this sort of technology.

Saturday, 23 June 2007

The Muddy Fields

Glastonbury Weekend! So many young and old have been looking forward to this moment for a long time. Although I have never been there myself as the music there is not quite my cup of tea, I have heard so many stories about it from my brother in law, Paul. Of course, he is there right now, and keep updating my moblog site...as it's happening!

June is usually driest month of the year - I don't know about the actual data but that's how I feel - however almost always Glastonbury weekend is very muddy.

Many people get their wellington boots out and ready for a mud fight or two. The weather is the tradition for Glastonbury festival more than anything else. If the fields were not muddy, I am sure many people will be very disappointed.

Apparently beer is 3.5 pounds per pint, which is not too bad based on my other festival experiences. If it was converted to USD or Yen, some people might get their heart rate up but what the hell. England is expensive, and many English people survive and live happily despite the harsh reality in this country. Even though some report revealed English kids are the most unhappy of whole kids in Europe, they will be OK. Look at those people in the muddy filed, they find their little happiness whatever being thrown at them.

Photo taken by Bigwoody

Saturday, 16 June 2007

The earth by the Thames

Every morning, Woody(dog) and I visit south end of Tower Bridge near the Mayer's office. Recently the whole area was renovated, and re-opened as a social spot. There are some chairs to sit down for rest, to read a book outdoors, or simply to enjoy the river view from the south end.
The chairs are put out casually and glued to the ground, so you can't move them. Which makes it little awkward if you want to have a chat with friends. The chairs cannot be re-arrange to sit next to each other or to sit face to face. After all, they might not be there for a socialising purpose.

Many events and displays are being held in the area through out the summer for tourists and the locals like us. The other day, a big earth balloon was being inflated, which was a government advert to promote reducing temperature for washing up.
Woody was not very happy about the balloon because it was taken up his favorite area where he usually sniffs and wees.

毎朝ウディーとタワーブリッジまでお散歩に出ます。タワーブリッジの南岸は特に夏、常に何かのイベントが催されているのですが、先日は大きな地球儀のバルーンが出現していました。 どうやら政府の広告のようです。

The view from the south of Thames is fantastic even in the dull weather like this. Although the weather is usually dull in London, still it's lovely to see the river in the morning as a start of the day.

晴れ日のテムズ川も素敵ですが、曇りの日も趣があります。 ロンドンはどちらかといって曇っている日のほうが多いのですが、そんな日でもテムズ川の景色で朝がスタートするのはとても気持ちが良いです。

The following morning from the earth-balloon, I noticed a film crew was setting up something in the car Park by the Bridge. It was a reasonably large scale of a production team with a dedicated food stall with them. I was looking to see if I could spot a someone famous but it might have been a little too early at the time. All I could see was the crew trying to set up the location for the day. I wonder what was it for...

上の写真をとった翌日は、なにやら駐車場では撮影が行われていました。 結構大規模な撮影隊で、スタッフ用の屋台まで完備していました。 誰か有名な人が居ないか探したのですが、まだ早すぎたのかスタッフしかいない様子でした。

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Download Festival at Castle Donnington

Due to my busy study this year, we are not going to any festivals at all, which is the first time since I came to London. Luckily Download festival was webcasted live over the weekend. So I was watching it all afternoon in the garden which made me feel as if I was at the festival a little. Perfect garden festival weather this weekend.

今年は慣例の夏のフェスティバルへ行きません。これって、ロンドンに来て初めてのこと。今週末はドニントンでダウンロードフェスティバルが開催されていますが、私はお庭でそこから送られてくる映像をウェブサイトで見ていました。お天気が良くて、ガーデンフェスティバル日和でした。

Download Festival official website



by jozzthe3rd

Storm in Australia



Created by loosecanonfilms

...and some photos from limitlessness
私の身の回りに出来事とは全く関係は無いのだが、オーストラリアを嵐が襲ったらしく、街中が水浸しになったようだ。

Saturday, 9 June 2007

Fish & Chips




Dinner from our local chip shop.


今日は久しぶりに近所でフィッシュアンドチップスを買って夕食としました。このお店のコロモが美味しいんですよ。今まではフィッシュアンドチップスを買うと衣は避けていたのですが、ここで買うようになってから思いっきり食べてます。 カロリー高いけれど・・・。 太りますね。

Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Hair cut




Finally got around to visit a hair dresser today. Seven month since last time. Terrible!


今日やっと会社のお昼時間に髪を切りにいくことが出来ました。日系の美容院。実はロンドン11年在住で日系の美容院へ行ったのは今回が初めて!あ~さっぱりした♪

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Morning Walkies

Me and Woody go out for a walk every morning at least 45 min. or so before leaving for work. Our favorite route these days is to get to Tower Bridge and back. We visit 4 parks on the route. Not bad as a start of the day.

毎朝、会社へ行く前にウディーと最低45分くらいはお散歩に出ます。最近のお気に入りはターワーブリッジ近辺まで行って帰ってくるコース。 大小合わせると4つの公園ツアーになります。 お天気が良いと景色も良くて気持ちがいいです。



Monday, 4 June 2007

Free cycle




A small tumble dryer is looking for a new home. A woman called and wanted to collect it. But didn't show up. Happened twice! Some people don't have manners.


フリーサイクルというMLがあって、昨日私たちも早速そこへ登録しました。すると広告を出して、1時間以内にある女性からメールが届き、うちの乾燥機を譲って欲しいと言ってきました。 その人は6~7時ごろ取りに来るといっていたのですが、待てど暮らせど現れません。 不思議に思い、こちらから連絡をすると、明日引き取りたいと言って来ました。 そして今日、約束の時間になってもまた現れません。 結局またフリーサイクルに広告を出すことにしました。 その希望者の女性へはメールでそのように申し伝えると、今夜引き取りに来ると言うのです。 もう遅い! ふざけた人です。約束しても取りに来ないのに、連絡を取ると、直ぐに取りに来るというのです。まったく何を考えているのか、マナーの無い人です。 もしかしたら、頭がちょっとおかしい人だったのかもしれません。 

Sunday, 3 June 2007

Dog Dancing




This is my favorite video.
お気に入りのビデオ。

Woody & Otto



Woody and his mate Otto after bing back from a walk.

お散歩から帰ってからウディーが犬とものオットーと遊んでいる様子。左に映っているのはオットーパパ。

Sushi time



The cafe at work started to sell sushi set for just under five. Not too bad.


会社のビルの中に入っているカフェで販売され始めたすしセット。ご飯がちょっと硬かったことを譲歩すれば、まぁまずまず。でも、日本に住んでる日本人が食べたら、こんなの不味くて食べられない!ってことになるんだろうな~。