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13th Jan 2014 ~ Where am I going? ~

13th Jan 2014 chicken

Recently I have been “running around like a chicken with its head cut off!” DO YOU KNOW THIS ONE?

There are two versions:

like a headless chicken (UK)

&

like a chicken with its head cut off (USA)

Both are used (no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ version) to express how very busy you are doing many things, and it seems like you are going round and round ... !

My reason is that I am heading out of town (and country) for a few days, so have been running around like a chicken with its head cutoff trying to organise everything ~ I’m almost there ;-)

So you won’t see me/my words/pictures for a little while but they’ll be a whole bunch to look forward to when I get back from ***** <<--- where I am going?????

Byeeeeee ~


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12th Jan 2014 ~ Where am I? ~

11th Jan 2014

I have been running-around-town these last few days, as my already busy schedule suddenly quadrupled (X4) with important things to do. In the midst of that, from the picture can you guess where I was in Tokyo?

Sadly it was for work and not pleasure, however I always enjoy being in that part of town. Do you have any favourite spots in your town that you’d like to tell me about? It is always nice when you have a ‘place to go to’ when you want a break from the busy life ~ whether that is a cafe or park or beach or perhaps go for a ride or drive somewhere to ‘clear the air’.

Anyway, I hope you had a lovely day today and do enjoy an extra day off tomorrow, if you have a day off ~


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2nd Jan 2014 ~ HELLOS ~

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I paid my “hellos” and “requests” and “prayers” for everyone’s health and happiness and prosperity again today at another Shrine (a local one).

After giving-back last year’s pendants/good luck charms, I proceeded to buy new ones for Health and Safety in 2014 - both very important don’t you think?!? What did you get?

And I got my OMIKUJI, of course --> it was very good actually :-)

Hope you had a great day ~

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1st Jan 2014 ~ WELCOME ~

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Welcome to a new year, a new Blog, a new you, a new me and a new next stage of your life ...

Yes, I know that sounds like a LOT, and it actually is! The simple thing to decide is “How much of a ‘new me’ do I really want?”

I have used it before and will use it again (and again), as it is so very true;

If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!

The same ideas and dedication you had in 2012 didn’t work in 2013, and the same thing here ~> if you want more, if you want better, if you want to be greater, YOU HAVE TO DO GREATER!!

I went to one Shrine at 00:00 last night with friends, slept for 4 hours, visited another one today, went to the office, did some shopping, did some washing, cooked dinner, just did an hour of exercise, ate dinner, calls to England and now writing this for you ~> in order for you to practise your English and build motivation and inner strength ~ ~>> ‘give forward’ ~ helping you also helps improve me, too ;-)

2014 started with THE MOST JOYOUS OF NEWS for me ~ this year IS and WILL BE a fantastic year.

So WELCOME to the new me and please WELCOME THE NEW YOU, as well.


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~ c'est fini -> well, almost ... ~

12-31-13 cest fini

As I am writing this, there are less than 8 hours until we say ‘Good bye and thank you, 2013’ ~ are you all-prepared. The photo shows a local Shrine preparing for the coming New Year festivities.

Thank you all for reading my Blog everyday, well done to all my students who have tried so hard and improved a lot (I am proud of you!), thank you to all my friends and family and work colleagues and everyone that I have had the wonderful opportunity of meeting this year and I look forward to an even better year for us all in 2014 . . .

Yours,
Robin


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