Happy Father’s Day!!

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(This is a blog translated into English using chat GPT)

Happy Father’s Day!!!! I know it’s already been a day, but hey, better late than never, right? Father’s Day varies depending on the country, but in countries like the US and the UK, it’s celebrated on the same day, so I saw a lot of posts from my friends today.

By the way, for some reason, Father’s Day in Australia is in September. 

For the Butler family this year, Father’s Day turned into an impromptu BBQ at my parents’ house! We initially planned to have a dinner at home, but since we had just had a dinner party with friends, we wanted to do something different. So, we thought, how about going to a picnic spot and having a BBQ? Then someone suggested inviting Dad. And then we thought, well, why not just have it at my parents’ house?

Even though it was a sudden decision, when we invited them, my nephew and niece were able to come, so we quickly bought meat and seafood, cut vegetables, made a bunch of onigiri (rice balls), and had an instant BBQ.

But the surprising thing was that the harami (a type of meat) we usually buy from our regular butcher had a significant price increase! I remember it being around 550 yen per 100 grams, but this time it was around 800 yen, and the domestic ones were even around 1300 yen! We love eating a lot of meat, so just the meat alone would cost us 10,000 yen!

Luckily, we still had plenty of vegetables that Shinji and Maki-chan had given us. We tried grilling the baby corn over charcoal, and it turned out to be so delicious, tender, and sweet with just a sprinkle of salt!

However, once Fionn had eaten his fill, he reminded us of the promise we made, saying he could play games. He hurriedly ate about three rice balls and around four corn cobs and exclaimed, “I’m so full now!”

As for the adults, we took our time, eating, drinking, and chatting for hours. But for my niece, nephew, and Fionn, once they finished eating, they didn’t have anything else to do. In the end, they started watching something on their iPads or joining live streams (probably gaming), so I guess that’s just the way it goes.

Even though the BBQ was spontaneous, Dad and Emmet, the stars of Father’s Day, had a great time. They enjoyed eating, drinking, and chatting until the end, so it was worth it! It’s almost summer solstice, so the days are long, and it’s still bright until around 7:30 pm. The weather is pleasant and cool in the evening, making it perfect to enjoy!

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Mummy & Graphic designer

I live in the beautiful prefecture of Kochi, Japan. I’m married to a cheeky Australian and we have an energetic young boy. I’m interested in family time and enjoying nature.