Finished! Short sleeved, knitted jacket!

At last I've finished this short-sleeve jacket! In one way it's only taken me about 2 months to make but I bought this yarn - a lovely Noro lamb's wool, silk, and cashmere blend - in a Tokyo wool store with a friend, in 2009.  I thought I'd never like the heavy stripe in the yarn but once … Continue reading Finished! Short sleeved, knitted jacket!

Review: Tales of Moonlight and Rain, by Ueda Akinari

  Tales of Moonlight And Rain: A Study And Translation by Anthony H. Chambers by Ueda Akinari My rating: 3 of 5 stars I enjoyed Akinari's Tales of Moonlight and Rain - eventually. Unfortunately, the translator's introduction is long and gives the impression that one simply will not possibly be able to understand or enjoy … Continue reading Review: Tales of Moonlight and Rain, by Ueda Akinari

Narrative Disorder Redux

The flattened boxes and packing material have finally been taken away, and everything except my desk, which was damaged and is being repaired and refinished, is in its new place, so I guess 'I'm still settling in' can no longer excuse a lack of blog posts. I find myself in the midst of a problem, though - about what should I blog? The plan was to do our best to treat Sydney as though it were Japan and continue to travel, playing tourist in our own land, and continue to blog about life as an ex-pat wife, hopefully hitting on the odd issue that could be helpful to someone. It seemed a good plan...