Tag Archives: family

I think I have forgotten how to blog

I have got to the stage where I think it may be time to close this blog. I am not good at blogging, I forget for months on end that I even have a blog. I question why I think I have anything to say here. But you know it is so nice to have…

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Another year another trip to Miyajima – I am addicted

Ok I have to admit that Miyajima may be my favourite place in Japan. Although to be honest I like so many places in Japan and for different reasons that it’s really hard to choose a favourite. I have been to Miyajima 3 times now though and thoroughly enjoyed it each and every time. I…

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a holiday I want to do over and over and over again

We went to Hawaii recently. That beautiful spot in the middle of the ocean that everyone wants to go to and for good reason its f-ing awesome! While living in Japan we knew we had to get across to Hawaii because the chances of us living as close as this again (still a 7-9 hour…

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that autumn feeling

Autumn has become my favourite of all seasons, and I have Japan to thank for that. I have never lived in a country that has the colour and beauty of Japan before. It is my favourite time of the year to travel here and I have never been disappointed. It also helps that the Japanese…

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China Town | Nagasaki | Japan

Nagasaki is a cool city. It has a lot of character, probably due to its history of being a trading port. It was freezing when we were there and we stayed in a very old traditional Ryokan and there was 2 little rooms in it only one of which had a heater which was off…

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Hakodate | Aomori | Japan

Our last trip of 2016 and the last prefecture of Japan that my husband had left to see, that’s right he has now been to all 47 out of 47 prefectures. Pretty cool hey! Myself and the kids are still 6 prefectures away but we’ll get there. Anyway, we were expecting a little bit of…

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update Nov 2016

Yes, you may or may not have noticed that this blog has a habit of getting covered in cobwebs lol! I have a whole heap of photographs to share and I will eventually get to that. (Although not many of the kids as my son has banned me from sharing his online – yep I…

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The Iya Valley Vine bridges Japan

  There are some places in the world that are hard to believe until you actually see them. The vine bridges in the Iya Valley are like something out of Indiana Jones. There were at least 13 bridges in the old days used to cross the river in the valley but today only 3 of them…

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