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Moving to Japan Checklist

Apply to 協力隊 schemeInterview for 協力隊 scheme Be offered contracts for 協力隊 scheme Accept contracts for 協力隊 scheme Obtain driving license (Jon)Obtain driving license (Sakino) Obtain spouse visa (Jon)Fully vaccinate and antibody test Tosh Arrange removal companyGet house ready for sale Sell houseSell or donate excess stuff Book flightsArrange transport for Tosh Be in JapanBecome a brewer

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Studying: B91WF Wort Boiling and Fermentation @ Heriot Watt University, a course from the MSc in Brewing and Distilling programme.

Fermenter 1: Patiently awaiting wort.

Fermenter 2: My first original recipe stout.

Planning: Introducing sweet chestnut into one of my recipes, but wondering how best to do so.

Reading: For the Love of Hops by Stan Hieronymus.

Watching: TV? Who has the time?

Playing: Crusader Kings III a grand strategy game with strong story, character and legacy development.

Latest Workout

Slow walking
11 Aug 2021
Islay pickup
route map of outdoor exercise from fitotrack app Distance
2.171 km
14:35 min/km
Calories burned
100 kcal