Birthday

It was my birthday the other week, and this year I was lucky enough for it to fall on mine and Aki’s day off! yay.

On the Wednesday night (the birthday eve) as per tradition (well we did it last year), we went to Petit Emillion and had champagne and cake 🙂 splendid.

Champagne and Cake

Champagne and Cake


Although a bit embarassing when the other customers at the bar (some other regulars like us) started singing Happy Birthday!

The next day, my actual birthday, we went to Kobe and Aki took me to the docks for some surprise. Luckily it wasn’t a sailor called Big Bob but the “Luminous Kobe”, a big ship that goes on a 2hour cruise to Akashi (with the worlds longest suspension bridge) and back with a great meal on board!
Very splendid.
Luminous Kobe

Luminous Kobe


Pasty

Pasty


The food was excellent, and although the steak was tiny, it was tasty. And the pasty (the starter) was just like a cornish pasty, aah, a taste of home!
We finished off a bottle of wine and prepared for the next stage off the day.

This was a trip down the Motomachi shopping arcade (under the JR train line) which is full of cool shops, toy shops and small drinking dens. Bit like Camden but in a tunnel under a train line. We stopped at a few drinking establishments, a few toy shops, and I nearly bought a second hand Tekken fruit machine with video display!
V. Cool and only 60quid! But I managed to fight the urge, but maybe one day…

Me drinking Sake in a Little Bar

Me drinking Sake in a Little Bar


Aki in the Bar

Aki in the Bar


We ended up, after much sake consumed in a yakiniku restaurant in Ashiya and then finally attempted to watch Oceans 12 – it made no sense, and at the end some French guy did it?? eh? Or did he? I dunno.

All in all, an excellent birthday 🙂
Got some great presents too!


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