Winter in Tatebayashi

Hello everyone! Just last Monday we had a snow storm sweep through our region of Japan. Here in Tatebayashi, snow is pretty rare; the temperature rarely dips below -3C/26F, and it’s very dry. About once every ten years or so a big snow storm hits; the most recent was four years ago, our first winter … Continue reading Winter in Tatebayashi

New Year Reflections

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe New Year’s Eve! I’m back at work now, but with nothing to do, woo-hoo! I’ve been reflecting on our lives in 2017 and thinking about what goals I want to set up for myself in 2018. 2017 was a great year for Paul and … Continue reading New Year Reflections

Autumn in Tatebayashi

Hello all! Hope you’re doing well. I noticed this week as I was biking to school that the beautiful Japanese maples are now in full colour, so this morning I went to work early and spent half an hour taking pictures at my favourite spots! Every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, I bike past and over … Continue reading Autumn in Tatebayashi

Tatebayashi Men-1 Grand Prix

Hello everyone! Sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted; I’ve been a bit sick and out-of-sorts, but I’m finally starting to feel better. On October 1st we went to Tatebayashi’s annual Men-1 Grand Prix. Men is the Japanese word for “noodles,” and it is a noodle-lover’s paradise! There were stands from different restaurants all over – … Continue reading Tatebayashi Men-1 Grand Prix