The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Final two months in Noto..

Sorry, I don't mean to go AWOL. Rob leaves this Sunday for Tokyo, we're hosting a farewell dinner at our apartment tomorrow night and have been quite busy with preparations. I do have photos to blog about so will do them up soon..

In the meantime, I may as well do a little update sans photos. The weather right now has been gorgeously sunny and warm. It rained maybe 4 days out of 16 days since we returned from our trip to Perth, which is pretty good considering that Ishikawa is the most rainy prefecture in Japan. The scenery is quite green at the moment - while we were away on our Perth trip, all the pink cherry blossom trees shed their flowers replaced with brilliant green new leaves. The scenery is looking more like what welcomed us when we first arrived in Japan last August. I'm really not looking forward to the upcoming rainy (typhoon) season in June.

Rob begins his new job in Tokyo this coming Monday, and we will be apart for a couple of months. This will be our longest separation period, and I'm not looking forward to it. We will try to see each other every two weeks - not too difficult since I have the Noto Airport, and Rob will be located relatively close to Haneda Airport. It'll be strange to have no Rob to come home to and no Rob to cook for... On the other hand, I certainly need the next couple of months to do all the preparations that need to get done to wrap things up here and pave the way for my JET sucessor. I will find out on Monday who will replace my position!


  1. I hate long seperations... never was my forte. Being reunited after a seperation and cherishing every moment that followed was one of the best feelings ever though... Good luck to the both of you. Ganbatte kudasai! Fight-o!

  2. Thanks :) As they say, "distance makes the heart grow fonder".

  3. So very true... not an untrue word spoken there.