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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.