Happy New Year 2017 (明けましておめでとうございます 2017). This year, for the first time in 9 years, I was back in the UK for Xmas and New Year, and much of that was on the road, so this post is a little late. Can’t believe it’s been that long.
New Year was a more UK style ‘drinks at midnight’ affair with the family, and though I was planning a hatsuhinode morning sunrise viewing, heavy cloud and rain put an end to that unfortunately. Also, the idea of getting up at that time after seeing the midnight over with a few drinks either side was always unlikely to happen.
We’re now back in Japan, so there are some New Year traditions to sort out this weekend, then it’s figuring out snowboarding trips and potentially, a change of motorbike.
All the best to everyone for 2017.