Category Archives: Fun Days

Ashikaga Flower Park

I headed out to Ashikaga Flower park last Thursday, to see the Wisteria as I had heard they were a magnificent sight. Wisteria, called Fuji in Japan, hold a special place in the Japanese hearts after the Sakura. They are … Continue reading

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A Spa-kling Party

K turned 10 at the start of the year and to commemorate the occasion of becoming double digits, we held a sparkling sleep over party. The invitations were written on a piece of card. We were unable to print due … Continue reading

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My 5 Favourite Activities to develop Handwriting Skills

In our digital age, handwritten things are becoming more and more uncommon. Despite this, our children still have to learn this basic skill and to do it they need a variety of basic underlying skills. Fifteen according to Scribble2script Fine … Continue reading

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Hakone Explorations

Hakone is a beautiful region near Mt Fuji, so when our friends and their two girls came to visit, Hakone was definitely on our itinerary as it is also amazingly child friendly. We live on the Odakyu line, so getting … Continue reading

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Tokorozawa Aviation Museum

I love Japanese Museums. They are so interesting and interactive. It feels that the Japanese go out of their way to ensure that if there is anything that could appeal to children then they ensure that it is. Tokorozawa Aviation … Continue reading

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Tsukiji Fish Market

It’s cold (1 degree C) and wet. The forecast snow has, thankfully, not materialized as my friends and I had decided that would be visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market regardless. Coming out of Tuskiji station (exit 2), we headed straight … Continue reading

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Paper plate crafts- Elephant

My children (read J) are enjoying making various animals out of paper plates. We have made various so far and these posts are a basic ‘How To’. Materials: 2 Paper plates +1/2 if you wish to make it into a … Continue reading

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Holiday Journals: A series on reading part five.

K is sitting down on the sofa and reading. No big deal there you might say, but she is reading her own creations. Not a creation made on those lovely websites at the moment where one can create their own … Continue reading

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Yay for Bread!

Japanese supermarket bread makes the UK equivalent seem delicious. Whole meal bread is virtually impossible and the white sandwich loaf is very sweet. So, it didn’t take me long to purchase a bread machine, but I haven’t used it as … Continue reading

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Yay for Bread!

Japanese supermarket bread makes the UK equivalent seem delicious. Whole meal bread is virtually impossible and the white sandwich loaf is very sweet. So, it didn’t take me long to purchase a bread machine, but I haven’t used it as … Continue reading

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