Wednesday, 27 May 2009

fluffy cars..

what's it all about? is it only japanese girls that do this?? do people in other countries need furry dashboards and cuddly toys to keep them company on their commute?? this girl fit the bill so well, she was in the overtake lane driving very very slowly chatting on her phone, oblivious to the world outside, and lining up on her tail! couldn't resist taking this at the traffic light!

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

rose season..

again, this kind teacher is bringing in roses from his garden to brighten up a very decidedly grey office!

Monday, 18 May 2009

kamoshika - japanese deer

looking for a nice spot to do yoga, i found this beautiful deer...ok so a little different from what we usually expect of a deer, but he was so cute, and apparently shortsighted!
*I checked the dictionary, this is a Japanese Serow: a goat-antelope with short, sharp horns, long, coarse hair, and a beard, native to forested mountain slopes of SE Asia, Tawain and Japan.*

Thursday, 14 May 2009

new job...

i love that they give me a lovely cup of coffee before my lesson...perks me up ready for the hour and a half of 42 very lively girls!!!

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

sweets from kyoto...

made from very sweet azuki beans...absolutely delicious, but most difficult to take a picture of!

Tuesday, 12 May 2009


and plenty of it, this is the moat to the old castle that is no longer there, i pass it and breath in deeply on my way to work...

Sunday, 10 May 2009

tea party....

for the full moon, complete with lots of lovely homemade cakes and hawaiin hula dancing : D

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Saturday, 2 May 2009

fresh spring...

greeeen!!! spring only seems to last a couple of days here, so have to appreciate the delicate fresh leaves while you can! it's already heating up for summer.....26 degrees today ; )