OK, enough excessive prattling about the weather (how middle class British am I?!), here are some photos...
Last weekend I went to another Hinamatsuri event at the International Centre, where I painted these dolls.
Met two girls off JET, and we were all fairly useless together!
View from our apartment on one of the sunny days. It's a shame about all the wires!
The cold weather got to us, and so I made this for dinner. It's one of my favourite recipes, controversially by Jamie Oliver. You can find it here. It's yum, and pumpkin works well in it :D
I was so stressed walking my bike home in the snow that I stopped and took a photo of a random tree.
Because I constantly worry about the lid of my instant ramen coming unflapped in the microwave. OH NO.
This week I discovered pinterest. About a year behind the rest of the world, but I am in love and addicted already. Aside from useful things, I found this, which made me laugh a lot. It's me, 99% of the time! Source
View from the top of the ski slope we went to. Izumi Spring Valley. Pretty :D And the white blob on the right in the massive buddha statue I've mentioned before. Really need to get round to going to see it properly!
My favourite thing about skiing is the scenery :D
John (in black nearest the camera), looking like a pro. He is turning into one. I am not.
I hope everyone else had a lovely week too, and enjoyed the weather more than me!