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I'm really into cooking, and am in general a big fan of food so a lot of sets of pictures involve eating out, or some other food related goings on. It's a strange category, I struggle to imagine people coming to John's Pictures just to see pictures of me and my friends eating, but that's life I suppose. Often a bit pointless, that is.
- Wye Valley and Avebury
- Friday 17th to Tuesday 21st December 2021
Four nights away just before Christmas, the first three staying at a cottage in the Wye Valley, then a final night in Avebury on the way back for the Winter Solstice.
- London December 2021
- December 2021
Pictures from London in December 2021.
- London November 2021
- November 2021
Pictures from London in November 2021.
- London October 2021
- October 2021
Pictures from London in October 2021 including a visit to the East Midlands to see Mum.
- London September 2021
- September 2021
Pictures from London in September 2021, including Erika's birthday and the autumn equinox.
- Devon September 2021
- Tuesday 31st August - Friday 3rd September 2021
Three nights in Devon to visit Dad, coinciding with his birthday.
- London August 2021
- August 2021
Pictures from London in August 2021, spent mostly by myself while the girls were in Japan, including further forays along the Wessex Ridgeway and a trip to Whitstable.
- London July 2021
- July 2021
Pictures from London in July 2021 including day trips to Epping Forest, and then towards the end of the month the first few days of my walk along the Wessex Ridgeway.
- London June 2021
- June 2021
Pictures from London in June 2021, including a day trip to the Midlands to visit Mum, as well as forays to Avebury for the summer solstice, and the Rollright Stones.
- London May 2021
- May 2021
Pictures from London in May including day trips to Rye, Runnymede, Canterbury and Fyfield Down.
- Forest of Dean and Wye Valley April 2021
- Monday 12th - Thursday 15th April 2021
A four night holiday, staying in Clearwell in the Forest of Dean, including some forays over the border into Wales to visit family.
- London April 2021
- April 2021
Pictures from London in April 2021, including a daytrip to the Midlands to visit Mum.
- London March 2021
- March 2021
Pictures from London in March, the usual stuff.
- London February 2021
- February 2021
Pictures from London in February 2021, the month (appropriately enough) when Groundhog Day occurs.
- London January 2021
- January 2021
Pictures from London in January 2021.
- London December 2020
- December 2020
Pictures from London in December 2020.
- London November 2020
- November 2020
Pictures from London in November 2020.
- London October 2020
- October 2020
Autumnal pictures from London in October 2020, including a day trip to Canterbury and many walks to Hampstead Heath.
- London September 2020
- September 2020
Pictures from London in September 2020 including a visit to the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studios for Erika's birthday.
- Cambridge August 2020
- Sunday 30th - Monday 31st August 2020
A short trip to Cambridge for August Bank Holiday.
- Sussex August 2020
- Friday 14th - Sunday 16th August 2020
A weekend break in Sussex, staying at Laughton Place, a 16th Century tower near Lewes.
- London August 2020
- August 2020
Pictures from London in August 2020.
- London July 2020
- July 2020
Pictures from London in July 2020, including my two day hike to complete the Ridgeway.
- London June 2020
- June 2020
Picture from London in June 2020.
- London May 2020
- May 2020
Pictures from London in May 2020.
- London April 2020
- April 2020
A whole month spent at home, punctuated only by occasional trips to Hampstead Heath.
- London March 2020
- March 2020
Pictures from London in March 2020.
- Switzerland February 2020
- Sunday 16th - Friday 21st February 2020
Half term trip to Flumserberg in the Swiss Alps to have a go at skiing, taking in Paris and Zurich along the way.
- London February 2020
- February 2020
Pictures from London in February 2020.
- London January 2020
- January 2020
Pictures from London at the start of a new decade.
- Devon and South Wales Christmas 2019
- Monday 23rd - Saturday 28th December 2019
A Christmas trip to see family taking in Devon and South Wales, with an in-between day in Somerset.
- London December 2019
- December 2019
Pictures from London in December 2019.
- London November 2019
- November 2019
Pictures from London in November 2019.
- Italy October 2019
- Friday 18th - Friday 25th October 2019
A week's trip to Italy taking in Florence, Pisa, Genoa and Rome.
- London October 2019
- October 2019
Pictures from London in October 2019.
- London September 2019
- September 2019
Pictures from London in September 2019 including Erika's 7th birthday.
- Cote d'Azur August/September 2019
- Friday 30th August - Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Our traditional end of the summer trip down to the Cote d'Azur, this time two nights in St. Paul de Vence and two nights in good old Monaco.
- Vera's 100th Birthday
- Friday August 9th - Monday August 12th 2019
A long weekend staying at a farmhouse near Abergavenny to celebrate Vera's 100th birthday with lots of extended family.
- London August 2019
- August 2019
Pictures from London in August 2019.
- Devon July 2019
- Saturday 27th - Wednesday 31st July 2019
Four nights in Devon to visit Dad, with a one night stay on Burgh Island in the middle.
- London July 2019
- July 2019
Pictures from London in July 2019.
- London June 2019
- June 2019
Pictures from London in June 2019 including a trip to Avebury for the Summer Solstice.
- Monmouthshire May/June 2019
- Thursday 30th May - Sunday 2nd June
Three nights in Monmouthshire to visit the local vineyards and to see Vera and Robin.
- London May 2019
- May 2019
Pictures from London in May 2019.
- Sussex April 2019
- Friday 12th - Saturday 13th April 2019
Two days in Sussex for walking and vineyard visits.
- London April 2019
- April 2019
Pictures from London in April 2019.
- London March 2019
- March 2019
Pictures from London in March 2019.
- London February 2019
- February 2019
Pictures from London in February 2019.
- London January 2019
- January 2019
Pictures from London and environs in January 2019.
- London December 2018
- December 2018
Pictures from London in the lead up to Christmas 2018.
- Abergavenny December 2018
- Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December 2018
Weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin.
- Devon November 2018
- Saturday 24th and Sunday 29th November 2018
A weekend in Devon in November 2018 to see Dad's new house after the refurbishment work.
- London November 2018
- November 2018
Pictures from London in November 2018.
- Lisbon October 2018
- Saturday October 20th - Thursday October 25th 2018
Five nights in Lisbon during half term week with Leon and family.
- London October 2018
- October 2018
Pictures from London in October 2018 which various forays out into the countryside.
- London September 2018
- September 2018
Pictures from London in September 2018 including Erika's 6th birthday.
- Cote d'Azur September 2018
- Friday 31st August - Tuesday 4th September 2018
Our traditional end of the summer trip to the Cote d'Azur, this time one night near Nice Airport, one night in Vence, then two nights at Le Meridien in Monaco.
- London August 2018
- August 2018
Pictures from London in August 2018.
- South Downs July 2018
- Friday 27th and Saturday 28th July 2018
Two days in the South Downs. First day spent walking along the South Downs Way from Eastbourne to Southease, spent the night in Lewes, then the second day visited the idyllic Breaky Bottom vineyard.
- London July 2018
- July 2018
Pictures from London in a very warm July 2018, including day trips to Folkestone and Camber Sands.
- Devon June 2018
- Saturday 9th - Monday 11th June 2018
Weekend trip to Devon to see Dad's new house and coincide with Vera visiting.
- London June 2018
- June 2018
Pictures from London in June 2018.
- London May 2018
- May 2018
Pictures from London in May 2018.
- Shute Gatehouse
- Saturday 5th - Monday 7th May 2018
A weekend stay at the Shute Gatehouse near the Devon / Dorset border.
- London April 2018
- April 2018
Pictures from London in April 2018.
- Herefordshire Easter 2018
- Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2018
A three night stay over the Easter weekend in a cottage by the river Monnow in Clodock, Herefordshire, with forays over the border into Wales to visit family.
- London March 2018
- March 2018
Pictures from London in March 2018 including my birthday.
- Devon March 2018
- Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March 2018
A weekend in Devon to visit Grandad Nick.
- London February 2018
- February 2018
Pictures from London in February 2018.
- London January 2018
- January 2018
Pictures from London in January 2018.
- Japan Christmas and New Year 2017
- Friday 22nd December 2017 - Wednesday 3rd January 2018
Trip to Japan over Christmas and New Year.
- London December 2017
- December 2017
Pictures from London in the run up to Christmas 2017.
- Abergavenny December 2017
- Friday 8th - Sunday 10th December 2017
Pre-Christmas visit to Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin. Surprisingly it snowed!
- London November 2017
- November 2017
Pictures from London in November 2017.
- Venice and Florence October 2017
- Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October 2017
A week's stay in Venice during half term week followed by a night in Florence to attend Lorenzo and Olya's wedding.
- London October 2017
- October 2017
Pictures from London in October 2017.
- London September 2017
- September 2017
Pictures from London in September 2017, including Erika's fifth birthday.
- Monaco September 2017
- Saturday 2nd - Wednesday 6th September 2017
Four nights in Monaco for some guaranteed sunny weather at the end of a mostly rather grey English summer.
- Cornwall August 2017
- Friday 11th - Friday 18th August 2017
A big family gathering for a week's stay in Polperro in Cornwall to celebrate various milestone birthdays including belatedly my 40th.
- London August 2017
- August 2017
Pictures from London in August 2017.
- London July 2017
- July 2017
Pictures from London in July 2017, including a day trip to Whitstable, Erika's sports day and the Chap Olympiad.
- Japan June 2017
- Saturday 3rd to Sunday 11th June 2017
A couple of nights in Tokyo followed by the rest of the week in Hiroshima to see Chie and Erika at the end of their longer trip to Japan.
- London June 2017
- June 2017
Pictures from London in June 2017.
- Sitges May 2017
- Thursday 25th - Monday 29th May 2017
A long weekend in Sitges, near Barcelona (with a night in Paris on the way there) for Leon's 40th birthday.
- Burgh Island May 2017
- Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st May 2017
A quick weekend jaunt down to Devon to stay at the Burgh Island Hotel, back by way of Dartmouth (very briefly) and Starcross to say a quick hello to Dad.
- London May 2017
- May 2017
Pictures from London in May 2017.
- Lille April 2017
- Thursday 13th - Saturday 15th April 2017
A two night stay in Lille over the first half of the Easter weekend.
- London April 2017
- April 2017
Pictures from London in April 2017 including a daytrip to Grantchester to visit The Orchard.
- New York March 2017
- Tuesday 28th - Friday 31st March 2017
Another business trip to New York.
- Abergavenny March 2017
- March 2017
A weekend in Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.
- London March 2017
- March 2017
Pictures from London in March 2017 including my 40th birthday celebrations.
- London February 2017
- February 2017
Pictures from London in February 2017.
- London January 2017
- January 2017
Pictures from London in January 2017.
- South Wales December 2016
- Thursday 29th - Saturday 31st December 2016
Two nights staying in a bunker (!) inbetween Christmas and New Year to visit family in South Wales.
- London December 2016
- December 2016
Pictures from London in December 2016.
- London November 2016
- November 2016
Pictures from London in November 2016 including a return visit to West Sussex, this time to tour Nutbourne Vineyard.
- Italy October 2016
- Friday 21st - Friday 28th October 2016
A week in Italy, this time with Dad and Janie in tow, based in Turin but with jaunts out to Alba, Genova and Venice.
- London October 2016
- October 2016
Pictures from London between trips to New York and Italy, including a visit from Grandma Mary.
- New York October 2016
- Tuesday 4th - Thursday 6th October 2016
Short business trip to New York.
- London September 2016
- September 2016
Pictures from London in September 2016, including Erika's 4th Birthday.
- London August 2016
- August 2016
Pictures from London in August 2016, including a day trip to Whitstable.
- Cornwall July 2016
- Friday 22nd - Friday 29th July 2016
A week's holiday on the Roseland Peninsula in Cornwall with extended family.
- London July 2016
- July 2016
Pictures from London in July 2016.
- London June 2016
- June 2016
Pictures from London in June 2016 including a lot of the traditional English social season - Derby Day at Epsom, Royal Ascot and Henley Regatta.
- London May 2016
- May 2016
Pictures from London in May 2016, including a short weekend break in the New Forest for Chie's birthday.
- London April 2016
- April 2016
Pictures from London in April 2016.
- Japan March 2016
- March 2016
Pictures from our trip to Japan in March 2016.
- London March 2016
- March 2016
Pictures from London in March 2016.
- London February 2016
- February 2016
Pictures from London in February 2016.
- London January 2016
- January 2016
Pictures from London at the start of 2016.
- South Wales December 2015
- Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th December 2015
Weekend visit to South Wales to see Vera, Robin, Louise, Bec, Dave and Jessica.
- London December 2015
- December 2015
Pictures from London in the festive season.
- London November 2015
- November 2015
Pictures from London in November 2015, including forays out to Huntingdonshire, the Bell at Aldworth and Cheltenham for The Open.
- Italy October 2015
- Friday 9th - Saturday 17th October 2015
A week's jaunt across Northern Italy taking in Venice, Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza, Verona, Mantova, Milan and Turin.
- London October 2015
- October 2015
Pictures from London in October 2015.
- Devon September 2015
- Friday 18th - Sunday 20th September 2015
Weekend trip down to Devon to coincide with Vera staying there.
- London September 2015
- September 2015
Pictures from London in September 2015, the month in which Erika turned 3.
- Al and Charlotte's Wedding
- Saturday 8th August 2015
A weekend in rural Suffolk to celebrate Al and Charlotte's Wedding.
- London August 2015
- August 2015
Pictures from London in August 2015.
- Belgium and The Netherlands
- Friday 31st July - Sunday 2nd August 2015
A weekend trip to Belgium and The Netherlands while Chie's parents were over from Japan, taking in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp and Amsterdam.
- London July 2015
- July 2015
Pictures from London in July 2015.
- Norwegian Fjords Cruise June 2015
- Saturday 13th - Saturday 20th June 2015
A week long cruise around the Norwegian Fjords.
- London June 2015
- June 2015
Pictures from London in June 2015.
- London May 2015
- May 2015
Pictures from London in May 2015
- London April 2015
- April 2015
Pictures from London in April 2015 including a weekend in Abergavenny.
- London March 2015
- March 2015
Pictures from London in March 2015, settling into the new flat.
- London February 2015
- February 2015
Pictures from London in February 2015, including moving into our new flat.
- London January 2015
- January 2015
Pictures from London in January 2015, mostly of various stages of building work being done on the new flat.
- London December 2014
- December 2014
Pictures from London in December 2014.
- London November 2014
- November 2014
Pictures from the second half of November in London.
- Japan November 2014
- Saturday 1st - Saturday 15th November 2014
Two weeks in Japan in November 2014.
- Paris and Monaco
- Friday 24th - Sunday 26th October 2014
A return trip to Monaco on a bit of a whim during my weekend of freedom while the girls were in Japan.
- London October 2014
- October 2014
Pictures from London in October 2014.
- London September 2014
- September 2014
Pictures from London in September 2014, including Erika's second birthday.
- Nice and Monaco September 2014
- Friday 5th - Monday 8th September 2014
A long weekend in Nice and Monaco to catch a last bit of summer sun, and to celebrate Erika's birthday.
- Devon August 2014
- Saturday 23rd - Monday 25th August 2014
August bank holiday weekend down in Devon to visit Dad.
- London August 2014
- August 2014
Pictures from London in August 2014.
- Abergavenny July 2014
- Friday 18th - Sunday 20th July 2014
Weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, including a daytrip to Ledbury.
- The Borders July 2014
- Saturday 5th - Tuesday 8th July 2014
Long weekend in the Scottish borders and Northumberland to visit Lucy and Martin, and attend Tim and Akino's wedding.
- London July 2014
- July 2014
Pictures from London in July 2014.
- Italy June 2014
- Saturday 14th - Sunday 22nd June 2014
A week in Italy, taking in Genoa, Sestri Levante, the Cinque Terre, Pisa and Florence.
- London June 2014
- June 2014
Pictures from London in June 2014.
- London May 2014
- May 2014
Pictures from London in May 2014.
- New York May 2014
- Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th May 2014
A mercifully short business trip to New York, just three nights away from home.
- London April 2014
- April 2014
Pictures from London in April 2014.
- Abergavenny April 2014
- April 2014
Short weekend trip to Abergavenny to see Vera and Robin.
- London March 2014
- March 2014
Pictures from London in March 2014, including Erika's first visit to the zoo!
- Japan February 2014
- February 2014
Erika's third trip to Japan.
- London January 2014
- January 2014
Pictures from London (including a daytrip to Brighton) in January 2014.
- London December 2013
- December 2013
Pictures from London in the run up to Erika's second Christmas.
- London November 2013
- November 2013
Pictures from London in November 2013.
- London October 2013
- October 2013
Pictures from London in October 2013.
- Erika's First Birthday Party
- Friday 6th - Monday 9th September 2013
A long weekend away in Herefordshire to celebrate Erika's first birthday, with most of my family in attendance.
- London September 2013
- September 2013
Pictures from London in September as Erika turned one.
- Cote d'Azur August 2013
- Friday 30th August - Monday 2nd September 2013
A long weekend in Menton and Monaco on the Cote d'Azur - Erika's first time to go abroad (assuming Japan doesn't count).
- Devon August 2013
- Sunday 4th - Friday 9th August 2013
A trip to Devon: three nights staying with Dad, and two nights at the Hotel Endsleigh.
- London August 2013
- August 2013
London in August 2013.
- London July 2013
- July 2013
Pictures from London in July 2013.
- London June 2013
- June 2013
London in June 2013.
- Japan May/June 2013
- Monday 20th May - Sunday 9th June 2013
Another trip to Japan.
- London May 2013
- May 2013
Pictures from London in May 2013.
- London April 2013
- April 2013
Pictures from London in April 2013.
- Japan March 2013
- March 2013
Erika's first trip to Japan, as she turned six months old, in March 2013.
- London February 2013
- February 2013
London in February 2013.
- London January 2013
- January 2013
London in a cold and sometimes snowy January.
- London December 2012
- December 2012
London in December 2012, as Erika turned three months old.
- South Wales November 2012
- Saturday 17th - Monday 19th November 2012
We took Erika to Abergavenny to meet Vera, Robin, Ian, Louise, Bec, Dave and baby Jessica.
- London November 2012
- November 2012
Pictures from London with Erika in November 2012.
- London October 2012
- October 2012
London in October 2012 - lots more pictures of baby Erika!
- London September 2012
- September 2012
London in September 2012 - the month our baby girl Erika was born!
- Isle of Wight August 2012
- Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th August 2012
A short weekend break to the Isle of Wight, taking in Shanklin, Ventnor, Osborne House and the Isle of Wight steam railway.
- London August 2012
- August 2012
London in an Olympic August 2012.
- Midlands July 2012
- Saturday 14th - Sunday 15th July 2012
A weekend visit to the Midlands to see Mum.
- Vancouver and Portland
- Saturday 7th to Tuesday 10th July 2012
Business trip to Portland taking in Vancouver (and briefly Seattle) en route.
- London July 2012
- July 2012
Pictures from London in July 2012, including the Chap Olympiad.
- Abergavenny June 2012
- Saturday 30th June - Sunday July 1st 2012
Weekend in Abergavenny at the end of June / beginning of July.
- Venice and Turin
- Wednesday 13th - Monday 18th June 2012
A few days in Venice, taking in Turin and Paris on the way.
- London June 2012
- June 2012
London in June 2012, starting with the Jubilee weekend, and including a daytrip to Oxford.
- London May 2012
- May 2012
London in a mostly rather wet and dreary May, including day trips out to Scotney Castle, Richmond and the Devil's Punchbowl in Surrey.
- London April 2012
- April 2012
Pictures from London in April 2012.
- Paris and Lyon
- Friday 30th March - Monday 2nd April 2012
A long weekend in France, to meet up with Chie's cousin Satochan in Paris, and our friend Junchan in Lyon.
- London March 2012
- March 2012
Pictures from London in March 2012.
- London February 2012
- February 2012
Pictures from London in February 2012, including day trips to Lewes and Windsor and Eton.
- Tokyo January 2012
- January 2012
A week's business trip to Tokyo.
- London January 2012
- January 2012
Pictures from London at the start of 2012.
- Christmas in Dartmouth
- Thursday 22nd - Wednesday 28th December 2011
A week in Dartmouth over the Christmas period with Vera, Robin and Robert.
- London December 2011
- December 2011
Pictures from London in the run up to Christmas 2011, including day trips to Canterbury and Greenwich.
- London November 2011
- November 2011
Pictures from London in November 2011 including day trips to Brighton and Kent.
- Grand Tour
- Monday 17th - Monday 24th October 2011
A week spent travelling around Europe by train - a few days in Zurich, a day in Milan, a weekend in Florence, and finally an afternoon in Paris.
- London October 2011
- October 2011
Pictures from London in October 2011.
- Japan September 2011
- Sunday 18th September - Sunday October 2nd 2011
Two weeks in Japan in late summer / early Autumn 2011.
- Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September 2011
A short weekend trip to Chepstow to visit Louise, Ian and Vera (while Robin was away in Vienna).
- London September 2011
- September 2011
Pictures from London in September.
- London August 2011
- August 2011
A fairly uneventful and not particularly summery August in London.
- South Wales July 2011
- Saturday 30th - Sunday 31st July 2011
A weekend in South Wales to visit Vera and Robin at the end of July.
- Channel Islands
- Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd July 2011
A week's holiday in the Channel Islands taking in Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
- London July 2011
- July 2011
London in a mostly rather grey and miserable July.
- London June 2011
- June 2011
Pictures from London during a mostly rather wet June.
- London May 2011
- May 2011
London in May 2011.
- Saturday 23rd April 2011
A day out in Sandwich with Leon, Yukari and Aiko-chan.
- Monday 18th - Thursday 21st April 2011
Another business trip to Zurich.
- Saturday 9th April 2011
A day out in Cambridge to coincide with a visit by Junchan and Arnaud. Including afternoon tea at the Orchard in Grantchester, a visit to King's College Chapel, a punting tour along the Cam, and dinner at the Free Press.
- London April 2011
- April 2011
London in April 2011.
- Cote d'Azur
- Wednesday 9th - Sunday 13th March 2011
A return visit to the Cote d'Azur, by way of Paris, taking in Eze, Villefranche-sur-mer and Monaco.
- South Wales March 2011
- Friday 4th - Sunday 6th March 2011
Another visit to see Vera and Robin in South Wales including another foray into Herefordshire.
- London March 2011
- March 2011
Pictures from London in March.
- London February 2011
- February 2011
Another mixed bag in the big smoke throughout a consistently chilly February.
- London January 2011
- January 2011
London in January 2011.
- Christmas in Wales 2010
- Friday 24th - Friday 31st December 2010
A week in Wales visiting family over the Christmas period, both South and North.
- London December 2010
- December 2010
London in a particularly snowy December.
- San Francisco November 2010
- Friday 12th - Thursday 18th November 2010
A week in San Francisco for work, but Chie also joined me for the first few days.
- London November 2010
- November 2010
Pictures from London in October 2010.
- London October 2010
- October 2010
Pictures from London in October 2010.
- Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2010
A weekend in Holland with Chie and Yuka.
- South Wales
- Saturday 4th - Monday 6th September 2010
A weekend in South Wales visiting Vera and Robin while Chie's sister Yuka was in the UK.
- London September 2010
- September 2010
Yet another monthly set of pictures from London.
- London August 2010
- August 2010
Pictures from London in August 2010.
- East Midlands July 2010
- Saturday 17th - Sunday 18th July 2010
A weekend visiting Mum in the East Midlands.
- London July 2010
- July 2010
A very foody sort of a month in London.
- Cornwall June 2010
- Saturday 19th - Saturday 26th June 2010
Pictures from a week's holiday in Cornwall in June 2010, including a day on Dartmoor at the end.
- London June 2010
- June 2010
Pictures from London in June 2010, including the London Open Garden Squares weekend.
- Abergavenny May 2010
- Saturday 29th - Monday 31st May 2010
Visiting Vera and Robin in Abergavenny over the spring bank holiday weekend.
- New York May 2010
- Saturday 1st - Saturday 8th May 2010
A week spent in New York on business.
- Zurich April 2010
- Sunday 18th - Wednesday 21st April 2010
Another train trip via Paris to Zurich.
- London April 2010
- April 2010
Pictures from London as spring gets under way in earnest.
- Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March 2010
A short weekend away in Norfolk (and a bit of Cambridgeshire) including a tour of the St. George's Distillery, an evening in historic Norwich, and a visit to the awe inspiring Ely Cathedral.
- London March 2010
- March 2010
Another monthly set of random pictures from London.
- North Wales
- Friday 12th - Monday 15th February 2010
A weekend spent in North Wales visiting Dad in February 2010.
- London February 2010
- February 2010
London in February.
- London January 2010
- January 2010
Pictures from London at the start of 2010, including a pub crawl in Borough, an afternoon trip to Reading to celebrate our anniversary (!) and our Burns Night.
- Japan New Year 2010
- Sunday 27th December 2009 - Monday 11th January 2010
Two weeks in Japan over New Year 2009/2010.
- London December 2009
- December 2009
Pictures from London in December, including Christmas.
- London November 2009
- November 2009
More of the same.
- Saturday 10th - Wednesday 14th October 2009
Four nights in Zurich for a business trip, including a touristy weekend at the start.
- Tokyo October 2009
- Friday 2nd October - Friday 9th October 2009
A week's business trip to Tokyo, and a great opportunity to meet up with lots of old friends.
- Vera's 90th Birthday
- Saturday 8th - Monday 10th August 2009
A weekend in Abergavenny to celebrate Vera's 90th birthday.
- London August 2009
- August 2009
More of the same from London in August 2009.
- Saturday 18th - Saturday 25th July 2009
A week's holiday in Dartmouth, kicking off with David and Lucy's wedding in Padstow.
- London July 2009
- July 2009
More odds and ends from London in a not-very-summery July.
- Cote d'Azur
- Saturday 27th June - Saturday 4th July 2009
A week's holiday on the French Riviera, based in Nice, including trips to Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Eze, Ventimiglia and Monaco.
- London April 2009
- April 2009
Pictures from life in London in April 2009, including a trip to Tunbridge Wells, and a tour of North London pubs.
- Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st March 2009
Pictures from my company ski trip to Switzerland, including a fun night out in Zurich and a pleasant afternoon in Paris on the way back.
- London March 2009
- March 2009
Pictures from London in March 2009, including my birthday!
- London January 2009
- January 2009
Assorted pictures from a very wintery January in London.
- Abergavenny Christmas 2008
- Monday 22nd - Monday 29th December 2008
A week in Abergavenny over Christmas seeing lots of family.
- Paris December 2008
- Saturday 6th - Monday 8th December 2008
A weekend in Paris to celebrate our second wedding anniversary.
- New York
- Saturday 1st - Friday 7th November 2008
A week's business trip to New York, including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be in Times Square on the night Obama was elected president.
- Abergavenny September 2008
- Saturday 20th - Monday 22nd September 2008
A weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, which also coincided with the Abergavenny Food Festival.
- Afternoon Tea with Andy
- Sunday 10th August 2008
A fabulous Sunday afternoon outing with our friend Andy and his fiancee, involving a couple of cracking pubs in Kensington, and afternoon tea at the Orangery.
- Simon and Vanessa's Wedding
- Saturday 9th August 2008
Our friends Simon and Vanessa finally tying the knot (they'd been together as long as we had!) in a charming spot in rural Berkshire.
- Cornwall Summer 2008
- Friday June 27th - Friday July 4th 2008
A week staying at Bar Point, near St. Mawes, on the Roseland peninsula in Cornwall.
- Chie's Birthday
- Sunday 4th May 2008
A few pictures from our day out on Chie's birthday - a wander around the Victoria and Albert museum, followed by an exquisite afternoon tea at the Mandarin Oriental, and then a leisurely stroll through Hyde Park.
- Smithfields Karaoke
- Saturday 3rd May 2008
An afternoon/evening with Gav, Leon, Stew et al in and around Smithfields, to try out the new Karaoke Box there, with relevant eating and drinking either side.
- Sunday 13th April 2008
A daytrip to visit the charming coastal (ish) town of Rye.
- Japan Spring 2008
- Saturday 15th - Monday 31st March 2008
A two-and-a-bit week trip back to Japan, to meet up with old friends and revisit our old haunts.
- Whisky and Tapas with Rob
- Wednesday 6th February 2008
An evening of whisky and tapas with Rob, who happened to be in London for the day.
- Brussels and Aachen
- Saturday 19th - Monday 21st January 2008
A weekend away on the continent to visit the hot springs in Aachen, taking in Brussels on the way.
- London January 2008
- January 2008
Pictures from daily life in London in January 2008.
- Korean Karaoke
- Friday 23rd November 2007
A night out with Gav, Leon, Kyle and Stew consisting of a visit to the movies (not pictured here), some Korean food, then a bout of Korean karaoke.
- Edinburgh and Islay
- Saturday 1st - Saturday 8th September 2007
A week's holiday in Scotland, the first half in Edinburgh, and the second half visiting whisky distilleries on Islay.
- London August 2007
- August 2007
Bits and pieces from life in London and elsewhere in August 2007.
- London July 2007
- July 2007
Odds and sods from day to day life in July 2007, including a weekend in London with Vera.
- Chie's Family in the UK
- Friday 22nd June - Sunday 1st July 2007
Chie's family came to the UK for a week and a bit, to meet my family, and take in a few sights on the way round.
- London May 2007
- May 2007
London in May.
- London April 2007
- April 2007
Pictures from daily life in London in April 2007 (the first set of John's Pictures to be produced with Cheese!).
- London February 2007
- February 2007
Pictures from life in London, in an assortment of temporary apartments and hotels, in February 2007.
- A Week in the Dordogne
- Monday 1st - Sunday 7th January 2007
Kicking off the new year with a week down in the Dordogne visiting Mum and Keith.
- UK Christmas 2006
- Monday 18th - Saturday 30th December 2006
Christmas with the family back in the UK.
- Tokyo December 2006
- December 2006
Last month of living in Tokyo!
- Tokyo November 2006
- November 2006
More pictures from life in Japan, mostly in the latter half of November, including a short trip to the Izu Peninsula.
- Tokyo May 2006
- Monday 8th - Wednesday 31st May 2006
Yet another monthly set of images from daily life in Tokyo.
- Kamakura New Year's Day
- Sunday 1st January 2006
A New Year's Day outing to Kamakura, a town near Tokyo famous for its shrines and temples.
- December in Tokyo
- Friday 2nd - Saturday 31st December 2005
More assorted pictures from life in Tokyo, taken in December 2005.
- Saturday 3rd December 2005
A day out with Hide to go and visit Takaosan - a mountain conveniently located within short distance of Tokyo.
- Britain Autumn 2005
- Monday 19th September - Thursday 20th October 2005
A trip to Britain to visit the family in Autumn 2005.
- Germany and Holland
- Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th September 2005
A few days spent in Germany and Holland, en route between Japan and Britan, for Yee and Hauke's wedding.
- Seattle July 2005
- Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th July 2005
A short trip to Seattle for an interview, during which I had a brief opportunity to do a bit of sightseeing.
- Japan 2005 Part I
- Monday 2nd May - Tuesday 7th June 2005
Pictures from my first spell in Japan in May and June 2005.
- Tuesday 15th March 2005
A day out sightseeing in Oxford, followed by a mini pub crawl and a Lebanese meal in the evening as a sort of small scale birthday celebration.
- Saturday 5th - Monday 7th March 2005
A weekend trip to Edinburgh including a visit to the castle, lots of scenic views, and of course a decent helping of whisky.
- Saturday 26th - Monday 28th February 2005
A weekend trip to Paris with Yuka and Miho.
- Saturday 19th February 2005
A day out in the Cotswolds, including a visit to the model village in Bourton on the Water, and afternoon tea at Huffkins in Burford.
- St. Paul's and St. Moritz
- Friday 18th February 2005
A wander around St. Paul's cathedral in the afternoon followed by dinner at St. Moritz in the evening.
- Oxford with Gav
- Thursday 10th February 2005
Japanese food followed by a few beers with Gav in Oxford.
- Burns Night
- Tuesday 25th January 2005
A Burns supper to celebrate the work of the famous Scottish Bard.
- January 2005
- Monday 3rd - Monday 10th January 2005
Assorted pictures taken during January 2005, including a trip to a Korean supermarket in London, and a new vaccuum cleaner!
- Kulu Kulu
- Saturday 18th December 2004
Dinner at Kulu Kulu, the conveyor belt sushi place in Soho.
- London, Portobello etc
- Saturday 4th December 2004
A day out in London, mainly in the Portobello area.
- Saturday 16th - Sunday 17th October 2004
A weekend in Abergavenny to visit Vera and Robin, the first time to see there new house. Also the first ever long distance drive I did after passing my driving test!
- Lorenzo's Visit to England
- Saturday 9th October 2004
Lorenzo dropped in to see us in England for a couple of days.
- Whisky Night
- Friday 1st October 2004
A Friday evening whisky tasting session.
- Clifton Hampden To Culham
- Sunday 26th September 2004
A nice Sunday afternoon's walk along the Thames (with the obligatory pub stops along the way), partly inspired by Jerome K. Jerome's Three Men in a Boat.
- Friday 10th - Sunday 12th September 2004
A weekend away in Barcelona.
- Sunday 15th August 2004.
A day out in and around Hereford with Robin and Vera.
- Japanese Food in Oxford
- Friday 6th August 2004
A trip to the rather excellent Gashi Gashi in Oxford for some Japanese food with Leon, Gav, etc.
- Night Out in Pangbourne
- Friday 16th July 2004
A tour of Pangbourne's watering holes and eateries with Simon and Susannah.
- Glastonbury 2004
- Friday 25th - Sunday 27th June 2004
Our second trip to the king of festivals.
- Leon's Stag Do
- Saturday 29th - Sunday 30th May 2004
A Tale of Two Cities. Started off with food and a few drinks in London, then on to Paris for a (supposedly) all night bar and club-a-thon. Didn't quite work out exactly as planned though...
- Saturday 10th April 2004
A day trip to Dublin with Chie, Dad and Janie.
- Ha! Ha!
- Thursday 4th December 2003
A few pictures from a meal in Ha! Ha! with a few people from work.
- Richard's Congratulations Thingy
- Tuesday 9th September 2003
A night out in Reading at Nando's, then The Brewery Tap, to mark Richard becoming a permanent member of staff, or something like that.
- Saturday 6th September 2003
Some of Chie's friends come round for Okonomiyaki.
- Korean Food
- Monday 25th August 2003
Out in London with some of Chie's friends for Korean food at the Myung Ga Korean Restaurant.
- An Evening in Nottingham
- Saturday 16th August 2003
Me and Chie having a wander round Nottingham, including a trip to the rather nice Skinny Sumo.
- Reunion Chinese Meal
- Sunday 13th July 2003
Continuing the reunion festivities with a Chinese meal in London.
- Japanese Food
- Sunday 15th June 2003
Me and Chie go off to buy some Japanese food from Oriental City, and then, well, eat it basically.
- Monday 5th May 2003
A day out in the Cotswolds for afternoon tea as a birthday treat for Chie.
- Saturday 19th - Tuesday 22nd April 2003
Me and Chie go to visit Lorenzo in beautiful Florence (or Firenze if you're Italian) for a few days.
- Simon in England
- Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March 2003
Simon came to England from Hungary on a business trip, which gave us a perfect opportunity to meet up.
- Tom's Stag Do
- Saturday March 1st 2003
Tom's last night of freedom (well, not quite - it was a month early), celebrated with a day out in London and a trip to the dogs.
- Mexican Night
- Wednesday 19th February 2003
Kevin and Simon in my flat for a spot of Mexican food, plenty of beer, and a glass or two of champagne.
- Mia Beni
- Friday 24th January 2003
A meal in the very nice Italian restaurant in Pangbourne.
- Barry's Pie Night
- Saturday January 12th 2003
Barry's birthday, celebrated via the medium of pie eating.
- Christmas Curry 2002
- Wednesday 18th December 2002
Our annual lunchtime outing from the office to the nearby Indian restaurant.
- Junchan's Graduation
- Thursday 17th December 2002
Junchan's graduation ceremony for one of her Cordon Bleu courses, held in Claridge's.
- Curry with Jeff Minter
- Saturday 26th October 2002
Out for a curry in London with Jeff Minter, of Llamatron, Revenge of the Mutant Camels, and Gridrunner fame.
- Leon and Yukari in my Flat
- Thursday 29th August 2002
Leon and Yukari having dinner in my flat.
- Dinner with Tecchan, Hide and Mikiokun
- Sunday 18th August 2002
A meal out with Chie and some of her friends.
- Dinner at St. David's
- Monday 8th April 2002
An evening of eating and drinking, possibly marking my last visit to the lovely social room 9.
- Dinner at Jimmy's
- Saturday 6th April 2002
Dinner at a Greek/Cypriate restaurant in Soho to celebrate Nicoletta's birthday.
- Cooking in St. David's
- Saturday 5th January 2002
A evening spent (mostly) cooking in Social Room 9 of St. David's Hall.
- Thursday 19th - Tuesday 24th July 2001
My second trip to Italy to see Lorenzo.
- Barbeque by the Thames
- Saturday 14th July 2001
Me and Chie enjoying a barbeque on a summery afternoon by the side of the Thames.
- Sainsbury's/My Flat
- Sunday 19th November 2000
First pictures with my second digital camera! A trip to Sainsbury's followed by a meal in my flat.
- Bardsey Island '2000
- Friday 4th - Tuesday 8th August 2000
Pictures from my 2000 trip to Bardsey, cut short due to the final demise of my first digital camera.
- Day out in London
- Sunday 11th June 2000
A touristy day out in the centre of London with myself, Chie, Rob, Kanako and Maiko.
- Saturday 12th February 2000
A trip to London's Chinatown for Dim Sum.
- Cherry Tree December 1999
- Monday 27th December 1999
An evening in the Cherry Tree in Tintern, one of my favourite pubs of all time, now sadly long gone. Just a few days before the end of the Millenium!
- Vera's 80th in Monmouth
- Saturday 21st - Sunday 22nd August 1999
A weekend visit to see family in Monmouth - Vera had a garden party at her flat, a slightly belated 80th birthday party. Also had a night out with some of the young folk in Monmouth.