Saturday, July 29, 2006

Sumida Taikai - The biggest fireworks festival in Tokyo. Upto 1 million people come and see this. The fireworks actually go on for 1.5 hours from 2 spots. Here is a video of the atmosphere and the display. Last 2 minutes of the video is the actual last 2 minutes of the display.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Went to the immigration office today to get my Visa renewed. Took the Tokyo Monorail, here is the view you get when travelling on the monorail.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Not been updates for a while because I;ve been ill. Temperature was running at 38.6°C
We've decided to teach Ciara how to play the piano. Well, she had a bash at it. Quite literally.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Fast motion video (speeded up) of Ciara's mobility. She can spin round in circles move backwards, climb onto all 4's etc. Quite funny seeing how babies move.
Ciara has learned to wave ahead of *schedule* 13 months according to text books. But she's doing it at 7 months. Say Hello to Mum.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Thunderstorm over Tokyo, failed to catch any lightning but you can hear how severe it was from the sound. Also you can see some smoke from Roppongi Hills, as that got hit by lightning earlier. Plus you hear the start of the heavy rainfall.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Ciara has learned to prop herself up onto all 4's ready for crawling. Currently she can only move backwards and in circles.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Celebrating driving to and from Yorkshire along the motorway without incident.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

The in-law's trying to get Ciara to smile for a photo.
Found a great view of the Yorkshire countryside so stopped by the road to take a quick video for those who have never seen the countryside in the UK.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

A quiet town centre in Yorkshire. Very quaint typically stereotypical English town centre.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

After driving to Yorkshire we visited some relatives where Ciara met her cousins for the first time and stroked some Guinea pigs.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Ciara playing in my parents Garden back in the UK. Don't get gardens like this in Tokyo.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Driving through Birkenhead past Tranmere Rovers Football Club. YEAH!
At my parents place in the UK. Playing with Ciara in the Living room floor.
Spain vs France
A few days old, but i was in a pub i nHyde Park to watch the match and it was invaded by French fans. Here is their reaction after France's 3rd goal
Dim Sum in Liverpool with the family.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ciara travels on the train to Liverpool from London. Outside scenery of the countryside and approaching Liverpool on the train.