2011/02/23

ジャズを聴きながら With listening to Jazz music








おいしい魚料理を食べさせてくれるお店を山のお家近くに見つけました。ジャズが流れていて雰囲気も素敵です。ジャズに合わせてSaraはピアノを弾いている真似をしていました。写真は、私が頼んだカンパチのカマ焼き、食後のデザートのバニラアイス黒蜜きなこがけです。

We found a nice restaurant ,where we can taste very delicious seefood dinner, near our
cottage.We can taste Jazz music there,too. Sara pretended to play the piano
 to the music. I enojoyed watching such the sight. The last picture is a vanilla
ice cream with brown sugar syrup and soybean flour, off coure it was very delicious,too. 

2011/02/17

小さな幸せ  Happiness in ordinary days







時々、保育園の帰りにカフェに行きます。Saraは大好きなクッキー、私はコーヒー。
Saraと保育園での出来事を話しながらコーヒーを飲んでいると、仕事で嫌なことがあってトゲトゲしていた心も少しずつまーるくなっていきます。帰宅途中はいつも手をつないで帰ります。Saraの手は小さいけれど、とてもとても温かくて、手袋をはめずに冷たくなった私の手を少しずつ温めてくれます。日々の小さな幸せです。
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Sometime,Sara and I go to the cafe after nursery school. She eats cookies, I drink a cup of coffee.
We talk there about the her event of the day at nursery school ,and my mind is growing  mild and soft gradually even if I had a disgusting experience in the office.
On our way home, we always walk hand in hand. Her little hands are so warm and make my cold hands warm gradually. This is my happiness in ordinary days.

2011/02/14

Happy Valentine's Day

ここ数年、この時期に自分用のチョコレートを買っています。デパートでバレンタイン限定のチョコレートを見るのはとても楽しいです。今年はまずLaderachのものを買いました。初めて知ったスイスのブランドです。
In Japan, girls give chocolates to boys,whom they like, on Valentine's Day. Department stores sell  various chocolates at this time every year, and I enjoy watching them and  buy some for myself.

"Honey Bee" というシリーズです。実際にはあげることはできないけれど、このチョコレートは、いつも私の心を癒してくれる、とてもかわいいpetit Caramelをイメージして買いました。
These are Laderach's chocolates named "Honey Bee". I am sorry I can give them to lovely petit Caramel . He is a little boy who always makes my heart pure. I bought them with thinking of him.

Saraはこのミツバチさんをとっても気に入った様子。
Sara liked this honey bee very much.

手に持って眺めてみたり・・・
She gazed at it, and...

匂いをかいだり、ちょっと口つけてみたり。かわいくてなかなか食べられません。でも、この後、私とSaraで思い切って食べたら、とてもおいしかったです。
She smelled at it, and kissed it, she couldn't eat it easily because it was so lovely. But after this, We dared to eat it.Oh, it's so delisious!

もう一つは、洋菓子舗ウエストから。
I bought another one from Yogashi-ho(Confectionery) West .

小さいサイズのリーフパイにチョコレートがあしらわれたショコラリーフです。
Little leaf pies with chocolate. I bought them with thinking of dear you. It would be wonderful if I could spend teatime with you.

今朝、Saraはお父さんに自分で選んだチョコレートを渡しました。お父さんはニコニコでした。
This morning,Sara gave chocolates, which she chose herself,to her dad. He was really pleased.

2011/02/10

善光寺 Zenkoji







山のお家から車で2時間かけて、善光寺を訪れました。門前町を楽しんだ後は、門前茶寮・弥生座で、おいしいケーキとコーヒーをいただきました。このケーキはザッハトルテにくるみと杏を加えて弥生座風に仕上げたものだそうです。杏のほどよい酸っぱさがチョコレートの甘さをちょうどよく抑えていて、とてもおいしかったです。

Zenkoji  is a Buddhist temple located in Nagano city. The temple was built in the 7th century. Nagano city was originally a town built around the temple. We went there last year. It was two hours' drive from our cottage to Zenkoji. After walking around there, we ate handmade cakes at a cafe which were add walnuts and apricots to Sachertortes. These were very delicious.
I saw many tourists from another countries there. I always want to talk with them such an occation, for example "Thank you for visiting Japan" and "Where do you like in Japan?" etc.
By the way, I like to trip to another countries. I have been to France,England,Switzerland,Germany, Czechoslovakia,Austria,Italy,Hong kong,Indonesia,Taiwan before sara was born, all trips were short, so I wish I can make a long journey to another countries, first of all, to Norway,someday.     

2011/02/07

Sara's little restaurant






Saraも私もミニチュア雑貨が大好きです。この日はSaraのレストランごっこが始まりました。テーブルにチョコレートケーキ、りんご、パンを運んで、「お好きな席にどうそ!」と言ったものの、「あれ、お客さんがいないねぇ」と困った顔のSara。小さくて、かわいいお人形さんを探さそうねと話しました。

Sara and I love miniature goods. This day, Sara opened her little restaurant.  
She set a chocolate cake, apples and twist breads on the white table. She said " Please sit wherever you like!", but she understood immediately that there wasn't customer who could sit on such a little chair.
We are looking for a little and lovely doll who will get along with Sara.   

shop : dkzakka 

2011/02/06

Shopping at Spiral Market

Do you know what these are?

These are chopstick rests.

These are masking tapes.

I love use of yellow color in this postcard.

It may be too late, but now, I really want to say that ...

Happy year of rabbit !  新年快樂!
I wish I could send this lovely card with  the message of congratulation to all of my dear Chinese friends. 

Here is Spiral Market. I enjoyed shopping very much here.

2011/02/01

February

From  Komako Sakai calendar

Today, I bought  "ku:nel".  It's a chic Japanese lifestyle magazine.

This is an article about Scandinavian trasmatta. I love it. I have only one now, and it's my treasure.

This is an article about Ena Matsunaga's beautiful lifestyle in Paris. She is a popular cooking expert with Japanese girls. The person who took photos and wrote this article is her friend, Rinko Kawauchi. She is a photographer.

I bought this book,too. Yu Aoi, she is a very popular actress in Japan. She introduces her favorite cake shops.


There are many nice shops where I want to go, and  I love her smile very much!