Today though, as I look out the window at a white winter wonderland studless refers to the tyres on my car. Snow tyres. I naively thought studless tyres was a universal term but turns out, after texting my mum and her replying that she had no idea what they were, is perhaps some crap Japlish? We have had them on both the cars since December and today is the ONE day we will be glad he have them. Don't get many big dumps of snow down here but today really is quite picturesque.
Shou and Marina treking to kindy - Marina refusing to wear a hat. Perhaps she thought it would give her even more of a mullet.
Gaijinwife house in the snow. Love it love it - although driving the kids to kindy was a bit scary as I really have only ever drivin in this much snow a handful of times and once was coming back from university worked at - on top of big hill in Beppu - we got sent home early and was going very slow downhill with my break peddle flat to the floor - as you do when you have no snow driving experience - and proceeded to skid into the guard rail on the side of road.
Luckily a grad student (bit of a stud actually) from Canada was in the car behind us and he got out and offered to drive my car home. He of course was born outside in the snow and no doubt came out the saloon doors in a sled. Still took us two hours to get home but.
However, no amount of snow was going to keep me from getting those kids to kindy. It is still snowing now but not piling up anymore. I think I can almost see the road. English this arvo might get cancelled though depending on whether the mothers want to drive in it - the road out here is worse than the main road AND we have no guard rails to stop you sliding into the river or a paddy. Tis very pretty though!
In kiddy news... What do you think this is...
Is a missile off the transfomer thing hub bought Shou home from his wannabe fireman's drinking trip to Kumamoto. I have been shot with this thing about three hundred times since Monday - all over really but mainly in the boobs. Shou was quite polite about it the first time:
"mama, booby ni missairu hassha shite ii?" (mummy, can I launch a missile at your boobs?)
"um, no darling."
"mama no booby daisuki" (I love your boobs, mummy)
Not really sure how to move forward with this? Guess he is just a chip off the old block. Hub thinks it's a great laugh. Thankfully Marina hasn't taken to following Shou's lead.
Well, time to ring Granny K to see if she needs a lift back from pottery. There was an announcement before saying the bus wasn't running today and knowing her she will ring for a ride just after I have put Ryu to bed.
I am also waiting for a delivery - a cycle so I can cycle my flummy away while watching CSI, Criminal Mind and The Unit.
I heard that laughing - I know, I know. Will just end up under the stairs with the stepper, core rhythms DVD and Billy's Boot Camp. But is only one I can do while doing something I enjoy so maybe it will last a bit longer. At least long enough to cycle off the 5cm of flummy I plan on putting on while in Fukuoka at the end of the month!
Would also like to get outside and make a snowman so the kids get excited when they get home. OK, so that was lies. I want to make it. The only thing else on my afternoon list is English and to make cream stew for dinner so perhaps I will get out there for half an hour or so and give it ago...
Watch this space.