It’s 2007! And I’m back in Nihon. I arrived back last night from Kansai, after a tiring journey due to the fact that I’ve been ill for the past few days. That sort of destroyed the end of our trip- its very hard to see rice terraces when you can’t get out of bed. On the bright side, the rest of the trip before our unfortunate illnesses, was fantastic. Great beaches, delicious fishy feasts, amazing snorkelling and a random assortment of crazy characters, foreign and Filipino. I’ll put up a post on it all at some point soon.

This morning I received all my held-back post, and I’d got so many nice cards! Like 35 New Years Cards, with some really nice messages in, and Christmas cards. How nice to be back!

I’ve certainly missed udon, and gyoza too. And I come back refreshed and full of new exciting and crazy plans for the first six months of 2007! First up is the Hokkaido Snow Festival in four weeks, as well as the famous Sea of Ice to the north of Hokkaido. Then there’s Golden Week and all the potential mayhem involved. Finally I’d like to go away to Taipei in a similar way to the Seoul trip last year, for a long weekend.

Anyway, it’s nice to be back.