Thursday, 30 April 2009

my birthday cake...

in the shape of a fish of all things!! guess that's what you get when you marry a surfer ; )

Wednesday, 29 April 2009


at the bottom of mt chitose, i absolutely love this temple at the bottom of my favourite mini mountain...think it's also very old, but must check, shall be back there soon to eat the bamboo shoots ; )

Monday, 27 April 2009

purple mountains...

couldn't quite get the full glory of mt zao in purple, but it really was very beautiful!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

golden skies....

and will be golden week soon, a week when practically the whole of japan goes on holiday. time to stay home, do the local thang and avoid crowds!!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Friday, 24 April 2009

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

all time favourite lunch..

dark buckwheat noodles, and deep fried vegetable fritter, with wasabi and onions....mmmm

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Friday, 17 April 2009

books arrived..

from india! always love receiving these cloth wrapped packages..

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

night time..

walk through the blossoms on top of the banks of an old castle moat...

Monday, 13 April 2009

Saturday, 11 April 2009

To Delhi by Train

Lovely way to travel, and this porter was great! Didn't really need my bag carrying, but they take you to exactly the right spot and keep all the beggars away too.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Thunder Storm

Took out the electricity on my last night in Rishikesh, perfect.

Monday, 6 April 2009

Beatles came to Rishikesh

In the 60's and studied transcendental meditation here.

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Cooking Lesson

It was amazingly delicious!! We made Ravratna, Malai Kofta, Veg Biryani and Naan, yum!

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Early Morning.

Monkeys are still waking up in the trees.