Not the Final Report
Posted: Dec 24, 2003 2:50:10 PM
Hi, this is not the final report; I am going to be rather busy over the next few days as I am moving house, but I will have the rest of Kyoto / Osaka / Nara / Kobe - plus a general summary of the whole trip and what I thought of it - up as soon as I can find a few minutes in front of the keyboard.
Hmmm... it may take more than a few minutes.
Anyway, it's nearly 3am Christmas morning here in New Zealand, so I thought I'd send season's greetings to all you poor people stuck in inferior time-zones, and also mention a few other items of importance.
One of the people I stayed with, and someone who has offered many amusing comments here at the website, got married on the 20th of December. Yes, Tamsyn, my friend in Oxford, is now one of the band-brigade. You can read all about it at the website her now-husband has set up to celebrate the occasion: White-knight.net (and no complaining about the Flash intro!). Congratulations and best wishes to you both!
My sister Siska's boyfriend Tim celebrated his 21st birthday on the 1st of December, and although I did actually remember it on the day (it being written in my personal journal) I consistently forgot to send my congratulations. If needs be, I can blame the time-zones for this failure! Felicitations to our buddy Tim!
For everyone else, I hope you have a great Christmas (or other holiday of your choice if you are not that denomination), and an excellent New Year (if you are not Chinese or still using the Julian calendar). Enjoy yourself, wherever and whoever you are.
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