Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Home Sweet Home

Okaeri - Japanese for "welcome home"

(Can you believe it's February tomorrow? How did that happen!? Hope everyone is having a good week..... x)


Sunday, 29 January 2012

Sayonara Party

Hope you are all having a good weekend. A good friend of mine is leaving London very soon (she has been my private hair dresser over the years. What am I going to do without you!?). She is thinking about moving to France or Japan and has decided to leave London for now. I've had quite a few goodbyes living in London and this is something I will never get used to. I am planning to throw a small farewell lunch party for her next Sunday hoping that I can make it into a happy goodbye not a sad one!

ロンドンに住んでいると、お友達が自分の国に帰ったり違う国に引っ越したりと、結構お別れしないといけないことが少なくない。今までもいろんな人にサヨナラを言ってきた。もちろんその後も連絡をとりあってる友達もいるけれど、それっきりになってしまっている人もいる。2月にももう一人、友達T(ここ数年私の髪をいつも切ってくれてた)がロンドンを離れていってしまう。さみしいなあ。来週の日曜に小さなお別れランチパーティーを予定中。せめて、楽しくお別れできますように!(さらに、Tおらんくなったら髪の毛伸び放題になってまうわ。)


On that note, here is cute and fun party stuff!
ということで、楽しくてかわいいパーテーグッズ発見!


Lovely Belle & boo cupcake wraps

Colourful party hats!

Drink me drink stirrer - don't mind if I do! 

Fun party props

DIY pinwheel party favour (you can download the template here!)

Dreamy outdoor party! Sigh....


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Have a great week ahead everyone! 

P.S. This looks like my kind of party too....!  



Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Happy news!



I have been given a lovely blogging award from floor number four which was such a nice surprise! She writes a lovely blog with a lot of beautiful images of her home and her travel. It's worth a visit! Thank you for the award again, floor number four! So as part of the award, here the questions to be answered! 


すてきなブログを書いてらっしゃるfloor number four さんからなんと本人が選んだ5つのブログいいね賞(日本語訳するとこんな感じかいな?)として私のブログを選んでくれましたー!うれしい!他の人が読んで楽しんでくれると私も書きがいがあってどんどん書く気が湧いてきます。で、この賞のきまりとしていくつかの質問に答えました。こちら!

1 Favourite song?  お気に入りの曲は?
I watched a film Fame recently and the theme song "I am gonna live forever" has stuck in my head since. Can't think of any other tune now.
このあいだ見た映画「Fame」のテーマソングがそれ以来、アタマからはなれない。この曲意外いまのところおもいつきません!
2 Favourite dish? すきな食べ物は?
Anything Japanese! 
日本食ならなんでも!
3 What makes you irritated? どんなことでイライラする?
People who jump a queue! I get so cross. It happened on the tube this morning but I wasn't brave enough to tell them off. Oh well. 
順番守らんひと。あれは腹立つな。今日の朝も電車でおもいっきり順番抜かししてる人がおって超腹立ったけど、文句いう度胸はやっぱりなかった。
4 When i'm upset.... つらい時は?
I cry until I feel better.  

気が晴れるまで泣く。
5 Favourite pet? お気に入りのペットは?
Rabbit! My family have one back home in Japan. She is the cutest thing but doesn't recognise me and won't stop biting carpet. Still cute though.
うさぎ!日本の実家に1匹おります。かわいいです。でも私にまったくなついておらず、さらにずっとカーペット噛んでますが、やっぱりそれでもかわいい。
6 Black or white? 黒と白なら?
Stripy? 
シマシマ?
7 My greatest fear? 最大の恐怖は?
Me and Tom got lost in the Sahara desert at night once. That was scary. I mean, really scary. 
夜のサハラ砂漠でトムと迷ったときは、怖かった。本気で。
8 My everyday attitude? 毎日の姿勢は?
Be considerate. 
思いやり
 9 What is perfection for me? 完璧といえば?
Watching "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air" on a Saturday night. Can't beat it.   

土曜のよるに"The Fresh Prince of Bel Air"のDVDを見る。完璧!
10 My bad habits? 悪いくせは?
Going to bed with make up on. Yeah! 
化粧したままねる。よくやってまう。


Then i have to list seven things about me
I am Japanese and I live in Hackney, London with my husband, Tom. 
I think I am quite normal.
I prefer jasmin tea to English Break fast tea.
I get the urge to rearrange our flat once a week.
I think I am quite good at finding good stuff in charity shops. 
I like dancing to Beyonce. 
I always try very hard but I often end up mismatching underwear.  


ではこれもおきまりとして、私についての7つのこと。
旦那さんのトムとロンドンのハックニーに住んでる日本人です。
いたって普通の人だとおもいます。
紅茶よりジャスミン茶のほうがすき。
週に一回くらい部屋の模様替えがしたくなる。
チャリティーショップで掘り出し物みつけるの結構得意。
Beyonceの曲にあわせて踊るの結構すきです。
努力はしてるんですが、上手バラバラの下着を気づいたらよく着てます。



I now have to pass this award on to five other blogs. They are all so talented and popular already but just wanted to show my appreciation! 

それではこれもおきまりとして、私からもいいねブログ賞の5つを恐縮ですが選ばせていただきました!みなさんとっても才能ゆたかでいいブログです。では、こちら!


Happy blogging! x 

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Can you dance?


Don't you have those days where all you want is a cup of tea and snuggle up in a sofa and watch a good film? (I can do that every weekend actually!) What are your favourite films that leave you feeling happy/positive/uplifted? I seem to have a soft spot for films that involve dance. That just makes me very happy. Really happy. Isn't that the best thing? Here are few of my favourite films that have serious dancing that I wish I was one of the actors!

どうやら私は、ミュージカル映画がどうも好きみたいなんです。踊りのシーンがある映画をみると自分も踊れる気になってかなり上機嫌になります。(実際は、小さい頃母親のススメではじめたバレエを3日でやめるくらい踊れません。)歌って踊れる人を見ると妙に人生楽しそうに見えるのは私だけやろか?

テンションが低い日に見ると元気になる映画はこちら!

Fame
Classic. The street dance scene is so brilliant that it makes me teary!

Grease
That's how I used to imagine an average day in an American high school would be. :)

The Sound of Music
We did a play at junior high school in Japan and I was one of the girls! (Although I forgot which one..)  Here is the reunion of the casts!

Flashdance    
Didn't you try the one-shoulder look after watching this film? I did! What a feeling.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Once I went to the sing-a-long and that was best thing ever.


P.S. This film is on my list to watch! x








Sunday, 22 January 2012

New Year, New Look!

Hello guys! Hope you're having a great weekend! Tom broke his little finger while playing football last week (don't they love kicking a ball?) and I have been feeling a bit poorly. Sunny outside, but I spent all day in bed/sofa yesterday (can't complain!). Tom has been a little helper, without his right hand in function, so things are just about in order in the flat...

So I was literally all over the Mac yesterday. Result = New look for the blog! Yay! I made the header using this app and picnik (Though it's closing in April! Boooo). I hope you like the new look of Reasonably Gumi! :)

Another thing that is on my to-do list is to find a dress for my sister in law's wedding. She and her boyfriend of a long time (mmm, we lost count, sorry guys.) are getting married this May! Wooo! I found some on the internet yesterday, what do you think?

(Oh, by the way I decided to write in Japanese too this year, so don't worry it's not your eyes that are tired, it's Japanese that you are seeing below! :)


新しい年ということもあり今年からは日本語でも書いていこうかと頑張っております!みんな楽しい週末すごしてますか?トムさんが先週サッカー中に(趣味で週末でやってはる)右手の小指を骨折。びっくりするのがお医者さんが『2週間仕事休んで』といったらしく、わざわざ仕事先宛に手紙までかいたらしい。でも折れたん手の小指やで!小指!トムさんの仕事先も『もし何があったら責任とれないから来るな。』え!?もちろんトムさん本人は、給料も入るのでうれしそうにお医者に言われた通りに休んではります。(わたしも小指折ったろかな!)

そういう私も風邪気味で昨日は一日いえでグダグダ。おかげでこのブログの模様替え完了!ヘッダーはこのアプリコレでどうにかがんばって自作!みんなにも気に入ってもらえるとうれしいです!

さらに昨日は一日中いろいろネットで遊んでました。今年の5月に義理の妹(トムさんの妹)と彼氏がついに結婚することになったんですが(多分10年くらいつき合ってるすごい仲良し)そのふたりの結婚式に着ていくドレスをただいま検討中。こんなのどうかいな?

Super lovely flynn dress from anne m cramer 

Silk chiffon dress by J Crew.  I love the colour! 

I nearly got this dress from Sarah Seven for my own wedding. Maybe I should get it this time?

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Have a great Sunday everyone! x
(P.S. Here is my dress story! )


Sunday, 8 January 2012

It's 2012! (Part 1)

Happy New Year everyone! It's 2012! Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year! Having had my mum over from Japan, I had the best Christmas ever! (Well, probably I'll say this next Christmas again..) It was so lovely to spend time with her and Tom's family and I am glad that she had a chance to experience an traditional English Christmas!

Since this is the first blogging this year I am writing two posts today. Yes! Hope you like part 2 too!


What did you get for Christmas? This Christmas I was blessed with everyone's generosity. I got so many wonderful Christmas presents that I really like. I would like to share with you some of the beautiful things I got...

Tom got me loveliest things this year.  
A windup vintage watch from Etsy, (I absolutely love its shabby look! )
Design Sponge book (This will keep me busy whole year reading!) 
Lavender soap from Liberty (smells heavenly...) 

More lovely stuff from the lovely family and friends. 

Thank you again for the wonderful things! I am the luckiest!


If you fancy more reading, there is part 2 of the first blogging of the year! Have a great Sunday everyone!



Saturday, 7 January 2012

It's 2012! (Part 2)

Happy New Year, guys! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas break and is having a great start to 2012! (It's the year of the dragon! I am the sheep by the way, you?) Since this is the first blogging this year, I am writing two posts today (Hope it doesn't bore you..). Here is part 1!

As time flies when you are having fun, it's already second week of January and me and Tom are both back to work this week. We went out Friday night for dinner but it felt so empty everywhere! After the Christmas break of eating cheese, cake and boozing, many of my colleagues were telling me that they'd just do nothing but sleep (yes!) this weekend. Yep, that's basically what we did too! Inspired by one of my favourite blogs, here is our Saturday snap by snap every hour!

10am (after having a long lie in.....)

11am

12pm

1pm

2pm

3pm

4pm

5pm

6pm

7pm

8pm

9pm

10pm

11pm

12pm

Wish I could do this everyday.

Have a great Sunday everyone! (Here is part 1 of the first blogging of 2012!) x 

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