Sunday, 28 June 2009

driving home...

could not resist taking this photo of the setting sun...i have such a weakness for pink skies...

Monday, 22 June 2009

a little chai accident...

resulted in dry my car after washing the chai out of the back, we took out all the seats. it was hard work! but very satisfying, i took it as my saucha (cleanliness) car is so clean and beautiful now!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

summer solstice yoga...

up the mountain, in the rain for a truely refreshing and rejuvenating yoga was a beautiful experience...with beatutiful people ; )

Saturday, 20 June 2009

special cake...

lemon flavoured, yellow, flower bestowed cake for the summer solstice, ....appreciated and eaten on the 21st.....not, sadly, made by me!

Friday, 19 June 2009

five leaf clover..

unfortunately it was not me who found this or photographed it, yet my husband, again, apparently four leaf clovers are for happiness, five for wealth and six for fame.... it's a lovely picture anyhows ; )

Thursday, 18 June 2009

an original seat...

sadly not my photo, but my husbands...too good not to post here!

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

more roses....

haven't been getting out and about much, lots of time at my desk, in the classroom, kitchen...hmmmm need to change all that soon! mind you roses on my desk make for a wonderful day ; )

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


he loves his job....and no wonder why, outside, sleeping under the cherry trees, able to take a bite whenever you want....

Monday, 15 June 2009

through the hoop...

thrice at the shrine for a healthy summer...and you get a sip of sake and snacks when you're done ; )

Sunday, 14 June 2009

a cup made from..

freshly cut bamboo for a sip of sake, it was delicious...the taste of fresh bamboo and sake was an unexpectedly wonderful combination..

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

christian dior..

is name of this rose, but smelt far superior to any perfume!

cooking by colour...

still trying to make nice food, in a vaguely vegetarian manner...i decided cooking by colour might be more fun, this tasted ok too!

Sunday, 7 June 2009

after zazen...

the group leader...a very stylish traditional japanese man...don't see this very often.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

wash your heart...

is what these chinese characters say..and indeed i did try while i waited for my tofu to be fried..

Monday, 1 June 2009

temple food...

renewed attempt at shojin ryori, japanese temple food. it is the perfect yoga food, healthy, cheap and light, but i find it so difficult to make. i have given up a few times, but now a new book and a new start....feeling good, avacado is a modern addition to the traditional cuisine....just love avacados! this book seems to work, so far no major mess ups! but need to work on my presentation skills, real shojin ryori is so much prettier!!