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Sakaeさん: Sakae's diary
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ブログタイトルSakae's diary
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サイト紹介文高齢出産、転勤族妻の英語日記です。生け花、写真、英語の勉強、手作りの物などを楽しんでいます。
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  • Ikebana 4/19/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Allium (丹頂アリアム), Gerbera (ガーベラ), and Polyscias (ポリシャス).I arranged them with a free style, which is difficult for me. At first, I prepared three containers. I wanted to arrange three alliums from three directions, but it was very difficult for me to arrange the third allium. I tried it again and again, but I ended up giving up third container.Allium [続きを読む]
  • to make my room
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop last Sunday. These works were arranged by a professor.Since I have been exhausted to be involv
    ed with my son, I decided to have my own room. We don't have many rooms, but there is a storage room which has so many cardbo
    ard boxes including for appliances' ones. I have thrown away many things recently in that room, and I want to have a table th
    ere. It has been tak [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 4/5/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Viburnum furcatum (虫狩/ムシカリ), Lily (ユリ), and Gold dust dracaena (ゴッドセフ
    ィアナ).It is said that insects like Viburnum furcatum's leaves. This branches always grow bifurcated, so, my teacher reco
    mmended that it was good to show its feature.There is no snow any more here, and the temperature is around 10℃. The other day, I
    went back to my hometown by pla [続きを読む]
  • Aleppo Soap
  • I've heard Aleppo Soap from a newspaper or a TV program recently, and I knew how it was very hard to produce the soap in Alep
    po, Syria. I'm not sure whether the workers still work there, or some workers fled from the battlefield, and they produce the
    soap in an adjacent region.I felt like supporting the workers even though it is a very little thing. When I was younger, I often
    would make olive oil [続きを読む]
  • Mr. Saenai's wife
  • Since my son had watched a serial TV drama 'Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai' on Saturdays, I often had it with him although i
    t came to an end last week.Mr. Saenai's wife was bad. Although she was a housewife, she didn't work anything at home. Wh
    enever Mr. Saenai came home from work, she was lying on the sofa and playing with her smart phone. As soon as he opened the living
    room door from work, she orde [続きを読む]
  • workshops / Rubber Stamp and Succulent Arrangement
  • I made some Cinnamon Rolls for the first time yesterday. The walnuts went well with the bread. They were delicious, so I want to m
    ake them again someday. Just after baking was much better than the next day.I used this recipe to make them.I joined some workshop
    s with my friends today.One was for Rubber Stamp and the other was for Succulent Arrangement. I tried them for the first time. Act
    ually, I h [続きを読む]
  • Spring has come!
  • Today, I found some sprouts of alpine leek (行者ニンニク) in my planter.I was surprised to see them. Because, we had a lot o
    f snow last week. Yesterday, it was raining and snowing. The snow on the ground has been melting recently. The temperature was aro
    und 5℃ today.I was glad that the number of sprouts has more than doubled since last year. When they grow adequately, I'll c
    ook them. I'm looking [続きを読む]
  • How to use the protein powder?
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop today. Two works were arranged by a professor who came from Osaka.I made a loaf of bread and s
    ome cookies using the protein powder.However, frankly, they were not so good. They were dry. As for the cookies, they were not swe
    et. The protein powder includes sugar, so I didn't add any sugar. The bread didn't rise enough. My son tried a cookie, b
    ut he wouldn't eat a [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 3/8/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Raspberry (芽出し木苺), Pteridophyta (ヤマシダ), and Canola (菜の花).It was difficult for me to arrange the Pteridophyta. Although you may not recognize them, they were arranged of a three‐layer structure. In other words, there were three heights of them. They are obscure though. The other day, I went to another doctor. I was diagnosed with herpes zoster as I ha [続きを読む]
  • supplement / 親の心子知らず
  • A few day ago, I went to a doctor because I had some things like a pimple on my back and I felt painful. I got an ointment for the
    m, but it is very difficult to put it on my back by myself.Unfortunately, the next day, I started feeling another pain in my left
    breast. If it continues, I will have to go to another doctor in the near future.By the way, I'm worried about my son whose gr
    owing has been [続きを読む]
  • His fever went down in a night. 一晩で熱下がる
  • This photo was taken at the library, which I got permission.My son had a fever, 37.8℃, last night.He took a bath until he felt warm enough. While he was taking it, I cooked special soup for him. When I had a cold before, this soup worked well. However, it didn't always work. I think that sooner is better.1. Boil 2 cups of water with some kelp2. Put sliced some (a half of) leek and shredded a clov [続きを読む]
  • Strawberry and Chocolate Cake
  • It was the Valentine's Day.I gave a box of chocolate to my son before going to school in the morning.His school teacher had t
    old students on the day before the Valentine's Day that not to bring any chocolate to school on the day.As my son got some ch
    ocolate from girls after school last year, I was expecting who would give them to him this year. Maybe, as did he. He got home fro
    m school earlier tha [続きを読む]
  • take a walk
  • I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop today.↑A professor's two works.After I finished the workshop, I took a walk around there.↑Saint John's Church (函館聖ヨハネ教会)↑Christos Orthodox Church (ハリストス正教会)↑Catholic Motomachi Church (カトリック元町教会)↑Hachiman-zaka slope (八幡坂)I then had dried curry and rice for lunch at a restaurant.The dried curry had many kinds of ingredients. It wa [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 2/8/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Phormium Tenax (ニューサイラン), Rose (バラ), and Baby's Breath (カスミソウ).The pink roses are so beautiful. Arranging the baby's breath was difficult for me although it looks easy. The beginning of this year, I listened to a lecture for the New Year.To raise my fortune,1. Act quickly.2. Put pressure on me. 3. Meet people who are on a roll, or go to shops (or [続きを読む]
  • Sicilian Rice
  • Last month, my son told me that his school served Sicilian Rice for lunch.The menu wasSicilian Rice, egg soup, an orange, and milk
    .The ingredients of the Sicilian Rice were beef, onion, garlic, cabbage, carrot, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper.I wondered
    if it was a foreign dish.I checked it on the Internet. To my surprise, it says that it is Saga prefecture's (in Japan) local
    cuisine. A Jap [続きを読む]
  • so stressed!
  • Now, I'm listening to violin music played by Taro Hakase.I hope that my stress will release as soon as possible. These days,
    my son and I have had quarrels everyday. I've had it with him !He has been dying for a gadget, iPod touch, since last Decembe
    r. He really wants to use LINE. I use it. Whenever my LINE message sounds, my son hurries me up to open it. So, I know that he can
    't concentrate on st [続きを読む]
  • My favorite TV programs
  • I wonder which animal's footprints are. Are they fox's?One of my favorite TV programs is Downton Abbey, which is a histo
    rical British drama. I'm looking forward to watching it once a week.The other day, I was so surprised to watch one of the sce
    nes. One of the aristocratic Crawley family members, Mary joined a horse race. To my surprise, the way of her sitting on the horse
    was that her both legs w [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana 1/18/2017
  • I had composed this arrangement of Narcissus (スイセン) and Camellia (ツバキ).Arranging Narcissus is one of the most difficult works for our school.First of all, I separated the Narcissus to the four leaves, the flower stem, and the sheath called Hakama in Japanese. There are always four leaves and a single flower stem in each Narcissus plant.The sheath is the most important to arrange Narcissus.I [続きを読む]
  • Ikebana Exhibition, January 2017
  • According to a newspaper, the snow on the ground was 17cm while the temperature was -11℃ here at noon today.I went to see an Ikebana exhibition. Several schools exhibited together there.I thought that arrangements in modern style were more than traditional ones.A tea celemony was held next to the Ikebana exhibition. There were some women in beautiful kimono. Some tea utensils were sold there. The [続きを読む]
  • Biscuit Club 微助人倶楽部
  • Winter StampsThis morning, no snow was on the ground.It's snowing now, and according to the weather forecast, it will last un
    til this weekend. The highest temperature will be -5℃ tomorrow.Removing snow while snowing is hardship for me.'Biscuit Club
    ' doesn't mean a club which is for baking biscuits.'bi' (微) means a little in Japanese, and 'scuit&apos
    ; (助人) means a person who helps someone in Japanes [続きを読む]
  • Happy New Year 2017
  • Happy New Year !My New Year’s resolutions are to exercise regularly, to travel as many as possible, to take TOEIC and Eiken test
    s.Especially, I must exercise by all means.I had gone to the gym once a week for more than five years, but I quit it last spring.
    Since then, I have hardly exercised. So, I think my body has been deteriorating. ↑There was a lot of snow in Sapporo.↑In Sappo
    ro ↑The moon [続きを読む]
  • New Year's Ikebana 12/21/2016
  • I had composed this arrangement of Young Pine (若松), Chloranthus (千両), Lily (ユリ), and Mayudama (マユダマ, a kind of ornaments that skewers white and red balls. ).This container is called Oribe Ware (織部焼), which was pottery made mainly in Mino Province from the Tensho era (1573-1592).The other day, I joined an Ikebana Sunday Workshop.Two works by the professor.He kindly brought and showe [続きを読む]
  • Stollen
  • I have been interested in making Stollen for a long time.I have often made Panettone, but I had never tried making Stollen before.
    I bought this recipe book titled 'riped cake'. I like making preserved food, so, this title intrigued me very much.Fortu
    nately, there was a recipe of Stollen in it.However, it said to need natural yeast. Since I didn't know it was on the shop ne
    arby and I wanted to use [続きを読む]
  • a memento
  • Today, I decorated in my place for Christmas.They are all small things. For example, I put a small Christmas tree which is only ab
    out 15cm, and three gold pine cones beside the Christmas flower arrangement at the entrance. I put two cards drawn for Christmas o
    n the wall. I put Santa sticks into plant pots in the living room. I put some ornaments beside a TV. I decorated more than these.O
    ne of them [続きを読む]