One of favorite parks is at the base of Mt. Yotei, 15 minutes drive from our house. The park has wooden outdoor equipment as well as a spider’s web and zip line for the girls to enjoy.
Hokkaido, the north island of Japan, is a natural wonder with nature taking center stage. The flowers here have little time to shine as the snow covers the land for 7 months a year but when they do come out, the variety and colors are pretty spectacular. My photography, less spectacular…Lupine (or Lupins) dot the […]
Another indoor day with plenty of artwork for the girls. Jilly and Leah made fridge magnets to remember their friends in Hong Kong (Best Friends Forever, BFF). Uncle Denis and Aunt Heidi kindly sent gorgeous Kissy Kissy clothes for Emily and activities for the girls. Gotta love Spirograph…
Trip to Sapporo to pick my new 5 year “highly skilled” visa. Thankfully, there was no interview or exam to determine my skill level. Also spent time with a wedding planner who wants to hold events at The Orchards Niseko. We also looked at placing a dome with the possibility of ice skating inside of the dome. Attended a […]
Day 3- Back to reality and the need to earn a living. Most of the day in the office with an escape for trampoline time with Jilly and Leah. Jilly who had a phobia about flips last summer, but is now comfortably flipping. We also said hello to the “Cow-bu-ki” Cow who is residing at […]
Day 2 – Rain, rain wouldn’t go away, so we had to stay inside and play (and clean the garage). Momentous day nonetheless, Leah re-learned to ride her bike (she didn’t believe us that you never forget) and she lost her first tooth while eating corn on the cob. We found Chi’s “mama chariot” bike […]
27 June 2015 Day 1 –smooth flight from Hong Kong to (MERS ridden?) Seoul and then to Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Mr. Choi, our HK airport driver, fit in his taxi what normally takes 2 taxis. Wildlife was on display during the late night drive to our new home in The Orchards Niseko, with a deer, fox, […]