The supermarket near us was supposed to be stocking whole chickens from yesterday onwards. Normally, all supermarkets here only carry chicken pieces, about 5 to 10 pieces in a package. None of your big packages like you get at Costco or Safeways!! So, just for Christmas, they bring in whole chicken and I went in today to get mine. There was only three left on the shelf, skinny scrawny ones and I have a new word for that – CHIRKEY . Not the turkey that I wanted and not the chicken that I am familiar with either!! So, hopefully, I can put at least two chirkeys in my tiny oven. Actually, the chirkeys looked like they are free range ones – there is no fat on them!
Emma and Alex are on their way too Aizu, They called me from Narita so I know that they have met up. I am really nervous – I hope they will not fall asleep on the four hour train ride and miss all the different stops they have to get off at.