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How we see each other

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Here are some cute drawings the kids made of us.

Evan’s view of me:

My drawing of Lauren:

:)

 

Restore worked!

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Restore of the blog worked! I had to do quite a bit of data massaging – glad to see my awk and vi skills are still good enough to do this.

Archived blog entries

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

Since upgrading, I need to upload the previous blog entries. It will be interesting to see how that goes!

Updated blog

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Looks like my previous blog was hacked by someone, so had to re-install with new password etc. At least I now have the latest of the latest blog software!

Sakura

Friday, March 31st, 2006

Well it’s sakura time here in Japan and the cherry trees are in full bloom. It’s quite magical really, with the trees seeming heavenly at night with the lights around them. We had a Hanami party at work, which was really cold, but a lot of fun. Okada-san put on a great party and was only a bit drunk, so we could make only a bit of fun of him…

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

We had snow on the weekend (Saturday) and the kids had never seen live snow before, so it was a terrific day for playing in the snow. It snowed maybe 10 cm and it was quite wet, so it was good for snowman making, of which we made 3! Both Evan and Lauren had a great time, and Lauren was mesmerised by the snow first thing in the morning! It was amazing to see their eyes light up when they looked outside! She’s also let out random shrieks of glee when we were in the snow. I’ve video-taped some of the snowman building and will try to send it out.

We also went to Sankeien gardens with Yoshi, which was really beautiful! They are having a new exhibit there of old Japanese dolls (hina), which was really nice. Yoshi rang us in the morning saying she was bored as Fumio was in Osaka for the weekend, so we gladly obliged by meeting up with her. We gave her some of the muffins that Nicole and the kids baked in the morning.