Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Years!

Well 2010 is all but done and dusted and already 2011 is starting to shape up well. It's been a mixed year personally with health issues from bust fingers to allergies (nothing serious, but just small niggly stuff one after the other). I'm not all that sure if the year's flown by or taken forever because there's been a lot to fit in and some of it seems like so long ago. Congratulations goes out to my wife for completing her Hula training course earlier this year. That was a big coup for her. Also thanks to our fantastic landlords for their hospitality and friendship over the year. We're really enjoying our new place and the ocean views and sunrises. (BTW, best of luck with the new addition in 2011). Also, I'd like to say a huge thank you to everyone I work with daily, the students, their parents, the staff at head office and other teachers I've worked with over the year. I guess that none of you, except maybe 1 or 2 will ever see this, but you guys help my world tick along smoothly and bring joy to my days.  Also, all of Aiko's Hula Halau members and their families as well as all my friends in the surfing fraternity here in Kamogawa and elsewhere for the good times.

Looking down the track, January is already looking like a cracker with friends visiting and a trip home to see family and Nana.

It's already off to a good start with a new table and chairs we bought and put together this evening.

 IKEA Home Furnishings in Funabashi, Chiba.
 Last sunset of 2010 as we turn off the highway on the way home.


yamaya said...


David said...

Happy New Year James and Aiko!

J said...

Thanks guys

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year...looks like you had a fantastic sunrise....looking forward to seeing you back in NZ. The kids have all been practising their surfing! Liz

J said...

It won't be long before they can teach me a thing or two. We're looking forward to seeing you guys as well. See ya soon sis