I experienced a lot of nice things in London. We dropped by at the roadside restaurant for a toilet break. When I went out to open the door, there was a man in front of me just in time. He went outside hurriedly without noticing me. He was such a gentleman because he went back and he apologized to me. And he opened the door for me. Why did he apologized I wondered. He has two coffee cups. His both hands were occupied. He did open the door so his coffee spilled over his arm. But he told me “ Don’t worry!” He left smiling. I thought “ This country is worthy to be considered as gentleman’s country.”
I went to my mother’s home this afternoon as usual. My mother told me “I have stomachache.” And then I watched her stomach. Her abdomen’s skin was all wrinkled. Because she was fat before but then she become thin now. Her weight was more than 80 kilograms previously. But now her weight is 40 kilograms. It is half than her previous weight. I thought her stomachache was due to lack of exercise and I think she is bloated.
I went back on the way. I noticed that I forgot my cellular phone in my mother’s room. I went to my mother’s home hurriedly. Because it's getting late. I know there is one-way traffic on the way. So I check the time. But it was wrong time. The patrol car appeared and they said “ Stop the car” by a mic. I thought that one-way traffic is 18:30. But it was 17:30. Time was 17:47. I was stopped by a patrol car for violating the one-way traffic. So I was careful around there during that time. But I was caught for the same thing. I was shocked by this incident. And I complained and was enraged with anger to the policemen. They apologized to me but they don’t allow such traffic violation. I don’t like policeman. They caught good citizens and they don’t catch bad citizens.
Today is September 11. Ten years has passed since the terrorist attacks in NY, America. And half year has passed since the Tohoku big earthquake disaster of Japan too. I felt that there's a mystery with the tragedy in both America and Japan. There are memorial ceremony in USA and Japan. These sad events sends us a message and we must think about it. The retaliation is no good. The nuclear power generation is not needed any more. It is simple but it is difficult.
There were firework displays in Haji lake yesterday. Many people went to see the fireworks including my family. I went there with my husband and grandchildren. We left our house at 2:30pm and we arrived there at 3pm. The fireworks started at 7.30pm. There were many booths and entertainment areas. It was so hot and humid in the afternoon but we heard some thunders rolling in the distance at night. It rained heavily before the actual fireworks display has started. We used the three umbrellas we brought with us as we waited for the show to start. But the rain was so heavy that we looked like drowned rats. A lot of people back out at that time but it was announced that the fireworks would begin soon. The fireworks maybe so beautiful but we had a terrible time.
Vocabulary drowned rats...濡れ鼠（イディオム） back out- To withdraw from something before completion.
I was waiting for kingfisher in my tent. I heard that it made a noise. I looked through the finder carefully. Japanese pampas grasses waved. It was a deer. (hart) The deer has fine horns. The deer ate young leaves. I was little bit scared but I was relieved that it was not a wild boar. Because wild boar is very dangerous.
Many of winter birds gathered riverside recently. They were eating something like grasses. They will leave from there at no distant date. Because they are migratory bird. Summer birds will be coming next month. I’m interested about the mountain from now on. But can I go to the mountain? My husband is so fussy. I hope I have more free time...
The French is famous for its atomic nuclear energy. The French expert team came to Japan for Fukushima nuclear problem. There is no telling when the matter will be finished. Japanese government seek out the best solution of the difficulty. But it is difficult. We expect some cooperation from the French expert team.