Saturday, May 7, 2011

GW = Golden Week

There was a lot going on in the world this time around with the royal wedding of Wills and Cate as well as the eventual demise of terrorist leader Bin Laden hitting the headlines.

 However, in my little corner of the world, things were pretty chilled as we opted to take it easy and stay home.

Our holiday was shortened somewhat as we worked to make up lost lessons while the school was closed immediately following the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami in March. But, when the holiday did eventually start, I kicked things off with a nice fun surf and a few little cover-ups. Good friend, Dave Yamaya, was testing his new camera and shot a couple of pictures.
After that we got a call from the in-laws in Osaka to ask what we were doing. They were free too so decided to visit for a couple of days. It was great to see them and I'm sure they were pretty happy to see us in our new place, too.

On May 3rd, Constitution Memorial Day, my wife and her friends danced hula at a charity event. There was a good turnout and they managed to raise in excess of ¥300,000 for the Red Cross Japan to aid the Tohoku appeal.
On May 4th, Greenery Day, my father in-law went fishing around the port. He didn't have a whole lot of luck, but the weather was fantastic and he seemed to really enjoy himself.
Peace and quiet

Family time


When he returned, we cranked up the BBQ on the grass and the hula girls and some friends came around for what was a fantastic time.

Chillin on the Slack line with the kids

Proud dad

BBQ crew

On May 5th, Children's Day, the in-laws drove home and we tidied up. All in all, it was a great way to spend a few days off with friends and family. Thanks to everyone that joined us over the holiday at some stage or other.


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