John Hawkins



Dr John Hawkins

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Recent Entries:
Back to London
Back to Tokyo
New Year's Day in Japan
Miyajima and New Year's Eve
Not Much
Indian Food and Negronis
Pizza Riva
Yuda-Onsen, Hiroshima Winter Illuminations and Okonomiyaki
Yuda Onsen
Christmas Day in Japan
Tokyo to Hiroshima
Saturday in Tokyo
Friday in Tokyo
Off to Japan
Wednesday
Tuesday
Dinner
Christmarsh
Tea with Friends.
Piebury Corner and Gilbert Scott
Lunch at Oliveto
Wednesday
Pub Lunch
Monday

Back to London
[Wednesday 3rd January 2018]
Flew back to London today.
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Back to Tokyo
[Tuesday 2nd January 2018]
Said our goodbyes in Hiroshima in the morning and took the shinkansen to Tokyo where we'd be staying for our final night of this trip. Went to a Japanese culture festival in the early evening where Chie and Erika tried on kimono.
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New Year's Day in Japan
[Monday 1st January 2018]
A relentless onslaught of Osecchi Ryori, the traditional food eaten at New Year in Japan.
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Miyajima and New Year's Eve
[Sunday 31st December 2017]
I took Erika to Miyajima in the afternoon, then spent New Year's Eve in front of the telly with Chie's family.
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Not Much
[Saturday 30th December 2017]
Didn't really do much today. Bit of Lego in the morning, I tried to do a a bit of a programming project in the afternoon but it wasn't very successful.
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Indian Food and Negronis
[Friday 29th December 2017]
Went on a quest to find a decent espresso in Hiroshima in the morning, then had lunch at an Indian restaurant. In the afternoon went to the discount liquor store near Chie's family home and bought the requisites for making a Negroni.
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Pizza Riva
[Thursday 28th December 2017]
Lunch at Pizza Riva with Chie's aunt.
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Yuda-Onsen, Hiroshima Winter Illuminations and Okonomiyaki
[Wednesday 27th December 2017]
Spent the morning in the Yuda-Onsen, some of it at a particularly nice foot spa / cafe. Headed back to Hiroshima in the afternoon, saw the Hiroshima winter illuminations in the early evening then had okonomiyaki at Nagata-ya for dinner.
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Yuda Onsen
[Tuesday 26th December 2017]
Went to stay for a night at the Yuda Onsen in Yamaguchi.
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Christmas Day in Japan
[Monday 25th December 2017]
Opened some presents in the morning. Lunch in the food court at the local shopping mall (how wonderfully festive!), then back at the family home for the remainder of the day.
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Tokyo to Hiroshima
[Sunday 24th December 2017]
Breakfast in Tokyo, then took the Shinkansen to Hiroshima in the afternoon. In the evening had Christmas cake with Chie's family.
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Saturday in Tokyo
[Saturday 23rd December 2017]
Explored the local area around our hotel a bit in the morning, then in the afternoon I headed over to Asakusa to meet Tanaka-san.
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Friday in Tokyo
[Friday 22nd December 2017]
Landed at Narita in the morning, had an early lunch at a kaiten sushi place in the airport, then got the train to central Tokyo and checked into our hotel. I slept for a couple of hours in the afternoon, then in the evening we went out for dinner at a rather lavish tofu restaurant called Ukai, next to Tokyo Tower.
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Off to Japan
[Thursday 21st December 2017]
Flew off to Japan today for Christmas and New Year.
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Wednesday
[Wednesday 20th December]
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Tuesday
[Tuesday 19th December]
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Dinner
[Monday 18th December 2017]
Dinner with local friends in the evening.
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Christmarsh
[Sunday 17th December 2017]
A foray out to a remote country pub - the Shipwrights Arms, in the middle of the marshes near Faversham.
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Tea with Friends.
[Saturday 16th December 2017]
Lunch at our new local vegan Ethopian cafe, then afternoon tea with our friends visiting from the US.
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Piebury Corner and Gilbert Scott
[Friday 15th December 2017]
Friends visiting London from the US, took them to Piebury Corner and then cocktails at the Gilbert Scott.
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Lunch at Oliveto
[Thursday 14th December 2017]
Went to the dentist and had lunch at Oliveto: white truffles!
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Wednesday
[Wednesday 13th December]
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Pub Lunch
[Tuesday 12th December 2017]
Lunch at the Pineapple.
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Monday
[Monday 11th December 2017]
Just one picture of Erika having an ice lolly.
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