We are in the middle of an international move - it's stressful people! According to my diary I have 25 days left in Japan after nearly seven years. That's a long time. I was sure we were only going to stay here for a couple of years at the beginning, but one thing led to another and here we are. We've been talking about moving for a very long time, but we've finally got the ball rolling. Plane tickets are booked and furniture is leaving our house everyday. I have mixed feelings about the move, but I'm super excited (and also somewhat scared) about all of these upcoming changes. We are shifting hemispheres from North to South and will be making our new home in Melbourne Australia. So please come and visit once we are all set up!
I'm behind on my Jake updates and I'm sorry for that - mostly because he's changing daily and I love to read all of my old updates and I know that if you don't write these things down you forget....There are so many adorable things that J does now and I don't want to forget... except maybe his new habit of slamming things (including himself) into doors and walls (he slammed his wooden walker into one of our doors yesterday and made a dent - goodbye deposit!!).
So in honour of our move, I'm going to try to post one thing I'll miss about Japan and one more thing that I won't miss about Japan everyday until we leave.
Number ONE thing that I will miss about Japan:
...in particular all of our favourite restaurants in Kichijoji including chains such as Ootoya!! My running joke about my next job has been to open Ootoya Melbourne - it would be such a hit, I'm sure!
Number ONE thing I won't miss about Japan:
crowded morning trains