Monday, May 04, 2009

Cycling guests

Last night we had some more great guests - this time from Kitakyushu city. They had woken up at 3:30am to travel to Oita to participate in the "Tour de Kunisaki" - a cycle race around the windy, hilly Kunisaki peninsula - a short 160km bike ride! After completing the race and having a relaxing hot spring bath, they were pretty tired by the time they arrived at our house, but we still managed to have some interesting conversations. One of the guests has a blog that he writes in English to help him practice English. If you have time please go and have a look at it and leave him a comment - the address is
As usual the children were not on their perfect behaviour, but did pretty well as they didn't get to bed until 9pm (their usual bedtime is 7:30pm). My son did his usual trick of hiding for the photos in the evening, but managed to be on much better form in the morning - actually offering to have his photo taken with the guests. From next week we have junior high school groups for weeks on end so it was nice to have some adult conversation before the onset of giggling teenagers... I can hardly wait!

1 comment:

  1. We had very good ralaxing time with your familiy's hospitality. Thank you very much.

    I was very impressed by your good organic farm, especially beehives and hens. Your love to oranic things is great.

    I saw all of your blog archives, but only photos. These are very nice and beautiful. And I can feel your struggle between two very different cultures. But I hope your success in rural Japan life.

    BTW, I link a movie's traler that I told to you last night. It looks so amazing.