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Spinner182さん: Spinner182
ハンドル名Spinner182 さん
ブログタイトルSpinner182
ブログURLhttps://spinner182.wordpress.com/
サイト紹介文This is where I write about where I go, what I do, and things I like.
自由文I’ve recently finished working in South Korea as an English Teacher. I was there for the last 2 years with my wife; so there’s a lot of posts on here about things in Korea.

My wife is Japanese, and I’m really interested in Japan, so I sometimes write about Japan, and we go there for holidays, so I write about Japanese things too :)
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  • Greenway Estate
  • Greenway Estate was the home of the famous author Agatha Christie and her husband, from the time they bought it in 1938 until thei
    r deaths in 1976 and 1978. The house at Greenway dates from sometime in the 18th century, the house and estate were acquired by th
    e National Trust in 2000.The estate was used by Agatha Christie as inspiration for locations in a few of her stories; including De
    ad Man’s [続きを読む]
  • Back Down Below
  • Before our move to Korea I worked for a company which would sometimes send me to some interesting and unusual places, places that a lot of people wouldn’t usually get to see: https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/into-the-unknown/Since coming back from Korea I work for a different company now, but doing a similar job, and again I sometimes get to see some very interesting places :)Recently [続きを読む]
  • Knightshayes (Revisited)
  • At the weekend we took a trip down to Knightshayes, a gothic style mansion set within loads of grounds and owned by the National T
    rust.We previously visited there in November 2014 https://spinner182.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/knightshayes/ , so we wanted to go a
    gain for another look :)This time of year is a kind of “off season” for Knightshayes, so only a selection of rooms are open to
    the public [続きを読む]
  • Happy New Year! 2017 :D
  • Happy New Year everyone! :DWe had a really nice Christmas at my Grandma’s in Weymouth again this year, where we got some nice presents and ate a looooot of yummy food ^-^We came back home for our Japanese style new year’s celebrations, which involves Y’ making a yummy feast of food for us :DAnd the best way to watch the fireworks at midnight is from the warmth and comfort of your home….whilst [続きを読む]
  • Christmas at Tyntesfield 2016
  • Once again at Tyntesfield they’ve done a brilliant job of recreating a Victorian Christmas atmosphere :)The house and grounds ha
    ve been decorated in a traditional style and there are lots of really impressive Christmas trees inside the house ^^They’ve also
    got volunteers and actors playing the parts of the Gibbs family and staff at the house during the Christmas season, which really
    adds an extr [続きを読む]
  • Christmas Markets 2016
  • With Christmas fast approaching we’ve been really busy lately, but we managed to get to see a few Christmas markets in the usual cities we visit :)Some years we’re able to travel a little further out and see other Christmas markets but we at least try to see the “local” ones to us:Exeter is becoming one of our favourite cities to visit now, as it’s not far down the motorway from us and it’s [続きを読む]
  • End of the Trip; Leaving Japan
  • We had a really great 2 weeks in Japan, each time we see more of what the country has to offer but there’s still soooooo much more to see :DTo make things easier for travelling back we spent the last night at the hotel adjoining Kansai airport……it’s a really nice hotel, so worth using if you’re able :)For our flight back to Bristol via Amsterdam we were on the Boeing Dreamliner again for the [続きを読む]
  • Strange Japan
  • A lot of people outside of Japan have this odd notion that Japan is a “strange” country in some ways….such as; how can a gam
    e like pachinko be so nationally popular when it’s essentially just watching little balls bounce off of pegs?Well actually pachi
    nko is fun to play, and hard to stop playing once you start :PBut there are some actual strange things that you’ll sometimes com
    e across when i [続きを読む]
  • Oishii~ Japanese Food ^-^
  • Every time we go to Japan we eat A LOT……because it’s very hard not to when all of the food there is soooo yummy ^_^;This is
    just a small selection of some of the very yummy things we ate on our trip there this year ;PKatsudon and Sauce Katsudon….someth
    ing not too unusual to start with….but for dessert….black vanilla ice cream ;>.>It tasted very normal actually :PA lot o
    f cafes do a breakfast [続きを読む]
  • Japanese Soft Drinks and Canned Coffee
  • In Japan I’m usually able to find at least a couple of new and interesting soft drinks to try, with some being stranger than others (orange flavoured cola being quite unusual) :)After each trip to Japan I write at least one blog post about the new tastes I discovered :PThis time round I picked up 2 to try; Melon Cream Soda and Strong Pepsi Cola.Melon cream soda is quite nice; a strong melon taste [続きを読む]
  • Minami Awa Sun Line
  • One of my favourite places to go to which is close to Y’s hometown in Japan is the Minami Awa Sun Line; a winding road that goes
    up through the mountains but keeping close to the coast between Mugi and Hiwasa :)I think I like this route so much because it’
    s very different from places I would normally see in the UK.The road twists and turns, and as you travel along it you keep catchin
    g glimpses o [続きを読む]
  • Yakuoji
  • Yakuoji Temple in Hiwasa should look familiar to people who watched the recent ITV series “Joanna Lumley’s Japan”, with its distinct pagoda; it was the last temple she visited in episode 3 during the section she did about the Shikoku … Continue reading → [続きを読む]
  • Omatsu Daigongen ? The Lucky Cat Shrine
  • About an hour’s drive from Mugi in Tokushima is Omatsu Daigongen…….the lucky cat shrine :DA lot of shrines in Japan are dedi
    cated to a particular god, deity or spirit with a story / history local to the area where the shrine is, and this one is a shrine
    to cats :)The shrine is really interesting to look around, and I’ve never seen so many lucky cats all in one place before >.&
    gt;In one of the lit [続きを読む]
  • A Quiet Town in Rural Japan :)
  • Apart from our 3 night trip to Osaka the majority of our time in Japan was spent in Mugi; Y’s home town :)The town is small and
    quiet, and a really nice place to stay and feel relaxed…..the main part of the town is by the sea with a small harbour, and ther
    e are rice fields and other houses in the more mountainous parts around the outside of the town.It’s fairly far to go to the nea
    rest city, bu [続きを読む]
  • Characters in Japan
  • In Japan they love characters of all shapes and sizes, and you can barely go a day without seeing a character “statue” somewhere when you’re out and about :)They certainly brighten up your day though, and they always provide a good photo opportunity ;)Filed under: Japan, Travel Tagged: Gundam, Hello Kitty, Japan, Japanese, Pikachu, Pokemon, Travel [続きを読む]
  • 500 Type Eva Shinkansen
  • Whilst in Osaka we took the chance to go and see the special edition 500 type Eva shinkansen when it was stopped at the station :D
    The Shinkansen Evangelion Project was launched in 2015 for a special double anniversary celebration; the 40th anniversary of the S
    anyo shinkansen route, and the 20th anniversary of the start of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime TV series…….one of my favour
    ite ever ser [続きを読む]
  • Osaka Museum of Housing and Living: Konjyakukan
  • The museum of housing and living in Osaka is a small(ish) museum housed inside an office building on a couple of floors.The museum
    is interesting in that it focuses particularly on housing and living through the ages in Osaka, rather than being a more general
    history museum :)The main information is displayed using models of residential areas at different periods of time, and you can fol
    low the st [続きを読む]
  • Osaka
  • Near the beginning of our time in Japan we travelled from Y’s home town back up to Osaka to spend 3 nights in the city :) Our hotel room was a “semi-double”, a popular room size for affordable hotels in … Continue reading → [続きを読む]
  • Halloween Season in Japan
  • We arrived in Japan just a few days before Halloween, and I didn’t think there would be much interest in it, but surprisingly there were decorations and special editions of things all over the place……but especially in all of the supermarkets >.>It was really fun to see, and being Japan most of it was cute stuff (not all though)The only Halloween special thing we tried though was a huge caramel [続きを読む]
  • Japan Trip 2016 (^o^)/
  • Last Sunday we got back from a 2 week trip to Japan….where we had a great time :DWe went to many interesting places, bought a lot of things, and ate a loooot of yummy food ^^Starting with this post I’ll be writing about our trip and putting up some photos of interesting things :)So to begin (with some help from our duck; Jack) this is our journey from Bristol in the UK to Tokushima in Japan wher [続きを読む]
  • Imhoff Chocolate Museum
  • Another place we managed to get to whilst in Cologne for Orgatec was the Imhoff Chocolate Museum :DThe museum is run in partnershi
    p with the Lindt chocolate company and it covers the whole history of chocolate from the Olmecs, Maya and Aztecs, right through to
    the present day.There is a small factory floor area where you can see machines like the bigger ones used in the modern factories
    making the [続きを読む]
  • Out and About in Cologne :)
  • Whilst we were in Cologne for Orgatec 2016 we had some free time in the evening on the first day, and in the morning on the second
    day; so we took the chance to do some quick sightseeing around the city centre :)It’s a very nice place to walk around with the
    old buildings everywhere, and I was surprised at how many guided walking tours there were travelling about >.>The most impr
    essive place by f [続きを読む]