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Miyajima Water Fireworks Display 2012

August 15, 2012 David Hurley 0

Title: Miyajima Water Fireworks Display 2012 Location: Miyajima Link out: Click here Description: This was our first trip to see the annual fireworks display on Miyajima. In previous years we have watched the fireworks from the sea wall at Rakurakuen. Start Time: 19:50 Date: 2012-08-11 End Time: 20:50  

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Kanda Ballet Studio Recital

July 22, 2012 David Hurley 0

Title: Kanda Ballet Studio Recital Location: Aster Plaza Grand Hall, Hiroshima Description: The biennial ballet recital of the Kanda Ballet studio. Start Time: 12:30 Date: 2012-07-22 Here are some photos of my daughter, Eileen, in yesterday’s dress rehearsal for today’s ballet recital. I borrowed a Nikon D7000 from Andy Lightfoot [Read more…]

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2nd Wine Tasting Event at Southern Cross Bar

March 7, 2011 David Hurley 0

Title: Wine Tasting Location: Southern Cross Bar Date: 2011-03-21 Description: The second wine tasting party to be held at Southern Cross this month. This time with a range of cheeses selected by Yours Truly. The event was hosted by Anker at Southern Cross on the Spring Equinox national holiday from [Read more…]

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Football: Our Last Game For DEH?

February 14, 2011 David Hurley 0

Title: Football: The City League, “B” Division, Hiroshima Location: Inokuchi JHS Description: This could be the last game for the David English House team since the school shut down a few months ago. Start Time: 17:30 Date: 2011-02-13 End Time: 19:30 Result: We lose 7-1 With an age range spanning [Read more…]

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Birthday Dinner

January 16, 2011 David Hurley 0

Title: Birthday Dinner Location: とり若 Date: 2011-01-15 Here are a few photos of my birthday dinner. Just Hiroko, Eileen and myself, entertained by Toriwaka and his wife and son, Taiki. Photos First course: crab. Second course: fish. Eileen and Taiki get on well. Hiroko Hiroko Tokiwaka We were the only [Read more…]

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Lecture: Aspects of E. M. Forster & His Novels

November 7, 2010 David Hurley 0

Good afternoon everybody. I am very pleased to have been invited by Sekai O Miru Kai to talk to you about the twentieth century British novelist E. M. Forster. I want to emphasize straightaway that I am not at all an “E. M. Forster expert” but just somebody who enjoys reading his novels and essays, which I first came across when I was 16 or 17 and studying “A level” English Literature at a college in Tonbridge, the same town in Kent where E. M. Forster was sent to a small boarding school consisting of just 30 boys. But, sensitive and homesick, Forster didn’t really fit in and had a miserable time being bullied and humiliated by the other boys.