Monday, October 31, 2005


to all our avid blog readers for the shockingly poor record of posts in the last few weeks. As you can imagine it has been rather busy, but that is no excuse. From now on we have set ourselves a target of a minimum of one update a week, normally on Sunday night or Monday. To make up for it we are going to add some pictures of our trip to Miyajima Island today.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Miyajima Island

Today (Sunday 30th October) Therese and I headed off to Miyajima Island, just off the coast to the south-west of Hiroshima. Miyajima is No. 2 on the Hiroshima tourist trail (after the Peace Park) mainly because of the famous 'Torii Gate', but also because it has an ample supply of shrines, temples and some beautiful scenery. There are also lots of very tame red deer getting fat on all the treats given to them by the tourists.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Tired, but ready to go...

It's been a crazy last few days - from a long weekend of farewells, our anniversary, two very tiring moving days, then back into the office to clear up the last few things but we are finally ready to go. Tomorrow morning, we get picked up at 9:15 and fly at 13:00 to Tokyo, before our internal flight down to Hiroshima. All in all I reckon it will take 24 hours door to door. Thankfully we have a day's rest on Monday as it is a public holiday in Japan.