Had a productive catch up day now that I'm on holidays. First the gym - swam 34 of the not so usual 40 laps. But yeah 40 is what I should
Then off to Yoshiko's for a haircut. I love her shoulder massages. I'm touch deprived! She has now fixed up the botched effort I made on keeping my hair boyishly short, and may I say it's now really short!
Then I paid my City tax (Wow, and that's a hike/hit with the National Govt. handing over all these responsibilities to the Prefectures this year). Then went to City Hall to pay to get rid of my bread-maker (400 yen), which is broken - pick up by the recycle centre people is tomorrow, outside my building - and then renewed my Foreigner's Card in said same City Hall (I have to wait two weeks for the new one, but all the business is done for it).
Then I bought 10 000 yen worth of new bed linen at Takashimaya (Summer Sale) and it's all beautiful U.S cotton. It feels so good. Hmm, I've got a friend coming up to visit and I just felt I needed to do that.
Then up to the 11th floor for a superb Italian Lunch set. Yum - a bit costly at 1450 yen but well worth it! Loved the charred sea bream Main, but the chicken spaghetti with cream tomato sauce was delish too. Finished with a coffee mousse and some ice cream that tasted vaguely of passion fruit, but I wasn't sure.
Then I decided to indulge more, with a film. Wednesday is Ladies Day in Gifu so it's only 1000 yen (as opposed to 1600 yen every other day). I'd seen The Queen and 300, so "Pirates of the Caribbean" it was!( PotC spoilers )