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    Where in the world

    Inspired by conversation in Thread of little things, I wondered where people would love to live if not in their current home. This question is just about dreams, forget politics and reality, just where really appeals in your heart, not in your mind. It can be somewhere you've visited or somewhere you dream about, it's not important. I want to live in Japan for many reasons. I love it there, if I could upsticks tomorrow and move there I would. Two countries that also appeal with no real knowledge are Vietnam and Cambodia. The history, scenery, architecture and food fascinate me. The thought of living somewhere like that is quite exciting.
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    Christmas swap 2019

    I'm trying out a couple of brand new crafts for me which for obvious reasons I won't talk about now so sorry whoever is my recipient guinea pig!
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I think I'm very lucky. Postmen and ladies are lovely and I get on well with the white van delivery chaps. I hate shopping in actual shops so I'd be stuck if it was a crummy service.
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    Mixed public toilets

    I was also thinking about women with small children who use the loo with the door slightly propped open so they can see their children. I was in ladies at Hong Kong airport and a man wandered in and my word did he get yelled at and harried out but last week I was in ladies here and two men wandered in and none of us said anything. Mind you, some poor ladies having a bad time do leave loos looking like a scene from psycho. I think that will put most men off taking the mickey.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    I'm still watching the typhoon updates on NHK and terrifying myself 😂 The Tokyo region just had an earthquake as well which is pretty normal but it all looks very grim. My family and in laws are all OK.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    I'm pretty glad to see the rain even if it does bring problems. It's been so dry here for so long. The garden looks so green and lush right now, it's quite a relief. The ground earth was cracked and dusty and full of ants for quite a few weeks.
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    The Weather Thread #9

    Yes it's normal typhoon season. The various rugby teams had to sign up for accepting that some matches could be delayed. We got caught up in one in October two years ago although that was pretty mild and was just fun but gusty enough for me to be able to say now that I've been in the middle of a typhoon 🌀!!! 😉
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    The Weather Thread #9

    I've been following the news about Typhoon Hagibis partly because the rugby has been disrupted and partly because my son works on Fujisan. They've all left and are hunkered down relatively safely. His family are elsewhere in Japan and so far not in it's path.
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    Mixed public toilets

    Not a fan. I've only used two lots of mixed public loos and they were gross. It's different in pubs, restaurants etc where they're maintained regularly but these were horrible. I'm not going to pretend that women are sweet angels when it comes to toilets because some women are utterly inconsiderate and dirty but they seem to hit the target most times. The ones I hate most are in the V&A, the floors and seats are piddly and there's nowhere to put your bag. If there's no one around I use the nice baby changing toilets.
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    Christmas swap 2019

    I'll do it. Add me please.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Yes, we're slightly higher than the houses on the other side of the road. The water came closer than I've ever known it but we're high and dry. We lie between two streams that flood regularly and the local water board works endlessly trying to solve it but this time it's worse. The fire brigade is still out there pumping the road.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    We got flooded today
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    I managed to watch all seven matches and the opening ceremony over the weekend. Saturday's matches started at 05:45 and Sunday's at 06:00 so they were strange days. My favourite was England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 vs Tonga 🇹🇴 which was great entertainment and my least favourite was Ireland 🇮🇪 vs Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 which felt like it would never end. I really admire teams like Namibia 🇳🇦 who aren't professional but still got three tries against Italy 🇮🇹 which is. One of the Namibian players was a giant of a man with a battered face and a bushy beard who is a dentist in real life.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Not as long as we'd all like, about 10 days but the good news is that we are all meeting up in Tokyo early next year.
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    **Thread of little facts & things**....3

    Also I thought that you might be interested to know that they're getting the first snowfall up in the mountains on Hokkaido. I don't think it really cleared before May.