First Walk in 2011

Katya and I left the hotel and visited my parents in Shimosuwa to say Happy New Year and to receive Maya-san.

Maya-san was happy to see us for the first time this year.

Mom prepared new year dishes for us.

We got full.  I thank Mom.  She always cooks good meals for us.

We left Shimosuwa.  No sooner than we arrived at our apartment in Kofu, we took Maya-san out for our first walk together.

In this way, our year 2011 started.

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4 Responses to First Walk in 2011

  1. AdelaideBen says:

    A belated Happy New Year to all of you! Have barely looked at the computer (at least the internet that is) in a long time. Hope Katya’s cold has come good in time for the second ski trip. Looks like you had a great time, and good to hear you can see in the New Year in such style. I guess Maya-san had a slightly less exciting break, but I’m sure she was very happy to have that first walk.

    Enjoy the rest of your holidays (if you have any left).

  2. Muravej says:

    Happy New Year, Ben, yes, we were out of town.
    I only touched my laptop to post titles and a few lines to keep posting everyday. I inserted photos and add more lines after coming back from our trip.
    I saw T-chan’s blog, too, and found your holidays happy and peaceful. Your post about Japanese Christmas was interesting and funny :) .

    Both Katya and I are healthy. I already started working today.
    Maya-san must have been happy with my parents never to be left alone, although she was thrilled to see us.

    Say hello to T-chan and L-kun. Wish you the best.

  3. AdelaideBen says:

    Second day back at work… but I’ve got a trick up my sleeve (3 more leave days next week that were due for a trip to Sydney that hasn’t eventuated). Still… I don’t actually have the luxury of a slow start to the year work-wise. Have to make the most of it then.

    By the way – your mother’s food looks like a oishii way to start the year. Do you have any traditional Russian New Years dishes?

  4. Muravej says:

    Even though, additional three-day off sound nice.

    My mother makes a lot of dishes, traditional and not traditional, every year. My father, the oldest son keeping the house, has seven brothers and sisters in all. They used to come back home, or our home, to see my grandmother on NEW Year’s days. My mother was so busy then.

    Katya told me that there used to be a seven-week period of fast before Christmas on Jan. 7. So, there is no New Year food, because people ate less. After Christmas, people were so hungry to eat everything. So there is no special Christmas food, either.

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