Did you see it last night? How awkward was it for that Jennifer to squirm for an hour whilst it seeemed as if the whole place was rooting-tooting for Kelly. At one point she couldn't sink into her seat any further. That was tough. I didn't want her to win but it was a bit much to endure that!

Japanese Food - SushiJust ordered some stuff from Mount Fuji which is a UK online store specialising in Japanese food and stuff. Very efficient service and a good range of items. I got a party pack of Japanese beers and snacks, which included some interesting things including a dark beer I am looking forward to trying. They did miss off a pack of edamame from the order but they apologised and promptly put one in the post. Now that is what you should expect as customer service.

Seafood Week
Seafood Week
Oct 7-14 2005 is UK National Seafood Week.

Luckily a new Loch Fyne restaurant has opened in Canford Cliffs, Poole so hopefully I will get a chance to sample another big platter and a bottle of wine. I had one of these at their Portsmouth restaurant and it was like being in heaven.

Alternatively get one online and save a mini-fortune. Check out Ramus Seafoods for their platters delivered next day. Don't worry they are shipped in polystyrene packaging with an ice-gel pack to keep things cold. We had one of these down on the beach for one of our anniversaries.

Wado Ryu Karate
Got back from an excellent weekend at the championships which was to celebrate Shiomitsu Sensei's 40 years of teaching karate. It was also Angela's first visit to one of these things with me competing and she enjoyed it all, and I think he knew what was going on, perhaps.

I got through the first round in the kata event joint 7th and was joint 9th in the second round so just missed out on being in the final by one place. Pretty pleased with that actually.

You can see some photos of the event at the following link. None of me competing yet as I was taking the pictures although there are some wine-fuelled ones from the party afterwards!

Photographs from the International Wado Ryu karate championships in Reading 2005.