Ward Matsuri!

Ward Matsuri, or ” Ward Festival”, because for his 30th birthday Wards family paid a surprise visit to celebrate his birthday for a whole week :-D

SONY DSCIt was a biiiiig surprise because Ward had absolutely no idea they were coming to Japan!!! And so, we celebrated, gave presents, baked an applepie, took some days off to visit Kobe, Kyoto and Osaka together, went to nice restaurants, even to a concert of metalband Judas Priest. A week full of celebrations :-)!

The trees were blooming!DSC04479 SONY DSCBaking applepie!SONY DSCWard blowing out 30 candles ;-)SONY DSCBrand new watch!IMG_7215The rest of the week we visited temples in Kyoto, strolled around Kobe and had coffee and cakes in Osaka!DSC04525 DSC04524 DSC04521 IMG_1829SONY DSCIMG_4282And spotted a beautiful Maiko in Kyoto!IMG_1825We climbed Kobe Tower for an awesome sunsetSONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCWe had a nice dinner in OsakaIMG_4286 IMG_4284And headed to a metalconcert!IMG_2160A fantastic week! As a extra present, we got this little lucky cat to accompany the bigger one we already had. Apparently, holding up the left paw means “welcoming many customers”, something we don’t necessarily need right now :p Ans so the little right paw lucky cat will “bring in money and good fortune”! A nice prospect for 2015 ^^IMG_1830