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July 17th 2012
Published: July 17th 2012
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This is the famous sculpture by Kusama Yoyoi What a picturesque setting or what!
I am in trouble again - I keep on losing my umbrella which acts as a sun barrier - sorry to mention it but it is cracking the flags here and has been since we arrived in Japan. Anyway, this time I left it on a bench - but true to form when we got back it is there ready and waiting for me to pick it up again. England we could take a leaf out of the Japanese way of life. Everyone is polite, cannot do enough for you and appears to be totally honest.

Well I think Mr F is getting into the spirit of being retired - yesterday we were walking along and he stopped suddenly - whats wrong I say "in a loud voice he says where's my hat, and again anxiously where's my hat". I am at this time looking straight on at him and what is on his head - his hat! I am thinking is he having me on here or what! No he wasn't which gave me the giggles for ages.

Anyway off on travels this morning first on a train and then on a ferry to Naoshima. It is an absolutely idyllic island. I cannot get my head around it as it is such a little island but they have Gilbert & George pieces, Hockney etc I mean the real thing here ladies and gentleman. The art museum is amazing. They also have art sculptures outside in natural settings.

I think we have found a little bit of heaven in Japan. It is so quiet and peaceful here - if only I could afford to stay another day but got to look after the pennies now today I am officially unemployed.

Does it feel strange not being in work - when you are sitting outside a fantastic place with moving 6ft art scultpures looking over the sea, I can tell you not strange at all.

All those who know me well out there will already know I am a huge fan of Grand Designs and the hotel we are staying in tonight feels like one of the really modern homes from it. You know the ones I mean with clean lines and water that looks like infinity pools - I keep watching out for Kevin McCloud to come out from behind one of the pieces of art, ha ha.



Tonight we are having a meal in the museum itself and will be able to see some peices that are not seen by the public - we are so honoured.

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18th July 2012

Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain, sick of it!!
Hi Mike and Paula, Hows things going? Everyone here fed up with rain although the jet stream is ment to change so hopefully going to be sunny! Off to French Alpes on Sunday, me and nevey, got free bike, water rafting, and ski lift pass, woohoo!! And all meals for a great price, £638 all in. FAB!!! Where is your next destination? (I am writing this Neve because mummy is rubbish on a computer! Hahahaha) New houses have gone into liquidation ,uh oh! Mummy is doing well for Ball auctions, looking forward to it. Lokk after yourselves, Nevester and Jane, xxxx
19th July 2012

Hi Neve and Mummy
Well it is hot hot hot here we are off to Singapore on Saturday will miss Japan as really loved it here. Glad the ball is going well hope it will go fabulous as we know it will if you have anything to do with it. sounds like you have a fantastic bargain for your hold - have a brilliant time and keep reading the blog, ha ha
19th July 2012

Hi Neve and Mummy
Well it is hot hot hot here we are off to Singapore on Saturday will miss Japan as really loved it here. Glad the ball is going well hope it will go fabulous as we know it will if you have anything to do with it. sounds like you have a fantastic bargain for your hold - have a brilliant time and keep reading the blog, ha ha
19th July 2012

Hi Neve and Mummy
Well it is hot hot hot here we are off to Singapore on Saturday will miss Japan as really loved it here. Glad the ball is going well hope it will go fabulous as we know it will if you have anything to do with it. sounds like you have a fantastic bargain for your hold - have a brilliant time and keep reading the blog, ha ha

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