Cooling

Today was a very cold day – barely 24 degrees. At least it was not raining, but even our new guest from Finland said she was surprised about the cool weather. According to the weather forecast, it will be warmer next week again though. I’m not ready for winter just yet! Actually, I am wondering – the summer was much cooler than usual; does that mean that the winter will be mild too? I am certainly hoping for it, still can’t tolerate cold…

I was not very motivated today, so I did some laundry, tried to vacuum my room just to find out that the vacuum cleaner is broken (to be honest, I’m not too sad about this – it was ancient anyway and made a noise like a Boeing at takeoff), and put away my fan for winter – won’t be needing that for a while now. Later in the afternoon I visited a friend’s cafe and then bought some sweets in my favourite bakery. The owner there always greets me very politely and talks to me in Japanese, one of the few opportunities I have to practise. Today he even commented on my perceived improvement speaking Japanese – but I think he was just being friendly…

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