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Vancouver winter light displays

Vancouver winter light displays

Vancouver has some seriously amazing winter light displays over the Christmas period that continue well into the New year. This post will share some of the pretty festive lights we visited this winter. There are plenty of other festive light options, so if this whets your appetite for pretty twinkly lights, I’ll include more possibilities at the end of this post. The Christmas-related light displays tend to light up Vancouver from November to January, but a couple of them (like…

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Japanese Festivals: Shishimai Matsuri (in Soni)

Japanese Festivals: Shishimai Matsuri (in Soni)

Yesterday I wrote a quick post about the super-fun festival I attended with some friends in Mitsue (in Nara Prefecture, Japan.) It made me think of the other really cool festival that I have attended, located just one village away in Soni. Nara is full of history (it was the capital before Kyoto, over 1300 years ago) so sometimes the Kanji names of places are pretty mad. Soni is no exception. If you want to find the village on google…

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Japanese Festivals: Matsuri in Mitsue

Japanese Festivals: Matsuri in Mitsue

Oh deary me. Sometimes I have slightly dappy moments. Last weekend was my dad’s birthday and I had a brilliant time with my family, helping mum prepare a mountain of food, and then helping consume it all with family and friends. But I managed to leave my computer (with all my photos) back in the countryside. Oops. This means I don’t have all the photo files to finish my next post about the North Downs Way. So, instead, I thought…

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