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.
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.
|Peace and quiet|
|Chillin on the Slack line with the kids|
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.