But it was worth it in the end, Japan (well, what we've seen so far) is beautiful. We've been helped out by the Japanese who can see we're obviously struggling with the language and signs, the weather is perfect and the beer and food are plenty.
In knititng news for those of you who are interested: I managed to knit for about 6 hours between the planes and the trains and have just separated the sleeves from the body of my Goodale cardigan.
The Japanese are lovely - sweet and gentle and impeccably dressed. We're a bit embarrassed by how little Japanese we speak and are just getting up the confidence to really thank someone without just mumbling a quick thank you under our breath. They're such respectful people that we're pretty conscious of what we say. Some of the people we have come in contact with have been almost apologetic for not speaking much English but what they do know is perfectly correct. We really want to make sure we're saying the right thing!
Anywho, off to bed sleep now. The pillow I've got my head on now is literally filled with small beans, maybe rice, but I can tell it's not going to matter in a few seconds.
Also, please excuse any weird formatting in future posts- I'm using the blogger app so I can include my photos. Usually I like to spread photos out amongst the text but I don't think I'm going to have the option here. As I have access to computer's I'll update as I go.
Love to all back home xx