Wednesday 8 July 2009


When we came back to Japan we found a chrysalis in the garden, so we put it in Ebi-kun's bug box and yesterday it emerged. We took the box outside and Ebi-kun managed to get the butterfly to walk onto his hand. It sat there for quite some time just dryings it's wings before eventually flying off, Ebi-kun was very impressed. I am chuffed that we found the chrysalis too since we missed the last butterfly after doing all the butterfly study before.
I am not entirely sure what it is though!

and more flashback time...Cumbria to stay with a university mate who has two girls that are 1 and 2, there is a year and a week between them! It is the first time we have been to their house and the setting is beautiful, this is the view from the front of the house and the back has rolling hills full of fluffy sheep.
Ebi-kun got on well with the girls, both of which speak really well, he loved sharing a bath with them (how many lads wouldn't love sharing a bath with two pretty lasses?). We went for a bit of a wander around Keswick and then we attempted to have a picnic but ended up huddled on a bench under a tree in the rain - a fine British picnic! At least we could all laugh about it, so we gave up on that idea and went to and indoor ball pool place instead, of course once we were in there the sun came out - typical. It didn't matter the kids had a great time and so did we, catching up on all the gossip :o)
I love these pictures of Ebi-kun and J sharing kisses, there was quite a bit of this going on!

After 2 nights at Kez's house we headed back. It is a long drive so we stopped off in Bury to meet another uni friend and her new baby I, she is the one I made the baby blanket for. Here is Di practicing to be a mom :o)
All in all it was a great road trip, I got to spend some quality albeit sometimes silly time with Di and it was fantastic to catch up with everyone and all their offspring, can't wait to do it again.


  1. hey jo! i just put a post up about that butterfly! it's called an indian fritillary, you got a pretty one! check out my post because i have a couple of links there you might want to visit.

  2. I finally got the opportunity to properly read about your holiday. It seems like you two had lots of fun. I really like the butterfly. It is very educational for your son to witness it live!


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