Sunday, October 24, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
14 October 2010 - This photo was taken by Greg (for some reason I decided not to take any decent photos, and this one is a good representation of the day). This is one of the models of mining at the Iwaki coal mining and fossil museum (which has recently undergone renovations, but kept these fantastic life size scenes.) This is "raccoon dog mining" at some point in the Edo period. These scenes actually make it one of the more interesting mining museums I have been to (and I have been to a few).
13 October 2010- First day in Japan and a photo of Mr Donut stuff. This is one of the few things that seems to be the same in the town where I once lived. Not great coffe and the donut type thing pictured was apparently not good
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
10 October 2010- The jacaranda trees generally bloom in late October and November, right around the time of exams. For Brisbane students, the saying is that if you haven't started studying by the time the jacarandas bloom, it's too late. Students may hate them, but the rest of us like the purple flowers.
9 October 2010 - We do own a washer, but not a dryer, bu 3 straight weekends of rain have been a little diffuclt in terms of drying the laundry, and with an impending trip we paid a visit to the laundromat to ensure dryness. We weren't the only ones