Yesterday was Tanabata, I have talked about the story of Tanabata here. The tradition here is to write your dreams and wishes on strips of paper and then tie them to a bamboo branch. This is my more modern, alternative version.
OK, you have got me, I didn't happen to have a bamboo branch lying around, what we do have is a birds on a branch decoration hanging above the dining table. I cut out some circles and we all wrote our wishes on them. The I sewed them together and tied them to the branch.
One of Ebi-kuns is to keep his old bike, he is getting a new one for his birthday at the end of the month but he doesn't want to give up his first bike. I'm not sure what is going to happen there... watch this space!