Steve and Glo's travel blog

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

Posted about 1 year ago in Brackley, United Kingdom

There is no better way to wake up a 4 year old (or a 36 year old, for that matter), than to peel back the curtains to reveal snow.  Idyllic Northamptonshire was a magical backdrop for our snowy adventures, and it was even better to catch up with Steve's old flatmates from his Oxford days.
 
Our old friends Mel, Tom and Lewis kindly put us up for a long weekend, and their house was the perfect venue for being snowed in for a couple of days.
 

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London

Posted about 1 year ago in London, United Kingdom

We arrived in London to be greeted with Xmas lights and festive spirit everywhere - it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. What a wonderful time of year to catch up with old friends and visit familiar sites.
 

Tokyo time

Posted about 1 year ago in Shinjuku-ku, Japan

During our second week in Tokyo, we caught up with Pete and Lucy.  It was great to celebrate Steve's Birthday with them, hang out and pet cute hedgehogs (they've thought of everything in Japan!)    

Oh Tokyo, we love you

Posted about 1 year ago in Shinjuku-ku, Japan

We loved Japan when we came here 8 years ago, and we fell in love with Tokyo all over again. 
 
The people are polite, transport is super-reliable and it's so pedestrian friendly - we have been walking every day and taking our time discovering the neighbourhoods. 
 
Thankfully the girls love Japanease food as much as we do, and every restaurant has been delicious.  Eating in has been easy too - we're staying in a typical Japanese apartment with a small kitchen and tatami room, which has been perfect for our stay here. Tokyo has been amazing once again.