Meat on a stick day

For once we had nothing on the schedule, so we spent the day in the neighbourhood. We went of a longish walk to find some lunch, and came across a bento store.  Bento are basically just take out lunch boxes, and can be quite tasty.  We got enough food to feed Jill, Miwa, Ru and […]

Back to Higashimurayama

At 5:04 this morning we were woken up by a 4.4 magnitude earthquake.  It wasn’t much, I didn’t wake up fully, but had a dream that someone was shaking the house in an attempt to fool me into thinking there was an earthquake.  Jill was awake and said it was just a bump and some […]

Ben has been remiss in posting here so….

here are the links! March 8 http://southendfarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/a-modest-day/ March 9 http://southendfarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/relatives-past-and-present/ March 10 http://southendfarm.wordpress.com/2014/03/10/tokyo-ryokan/ March 11 Bath, Breakfast, Baby (?) and Beer Hotaru woke up at 4:30.  There is just no way to explain to her that it is not time to get up yet.  If she is up, she figures everyone else should be too.  Jill […]

2 posts in 1 day, lucky, lucky blog

March 7 It was a little chilly out this morning and there was some frost in the yard. Miwa and Ru-chan ran around the house for a while, but then Miwa broke the rule about going through the gate, 3’ from a narrow road where people drive fast, and I told Miwa if she couldn’t […]

And we’re off like a herd of turtles….

March 4-6 Jill, Miwa, Ru, Tak and Mitzi started out from Quadra Island, I started out in Fort McMurray. We were aiming to meet up at the Vancouver Aquarium.  I had to make one brief stop to pick up a Piggyback Rider for Miwa (pictures will follow once we actually get to use it).  I […]