I often think that the best thing about getting to this point in life is getting a place of your own; and among friends, the fun of visiting each other at home. No packed malls, no crazy queues at cafes, no deafening ambient noise, just lots of home-cooked food (that miso chicken was yum!), good conversation, and often an odd 'visitor' poking around with her classica, snap-snapping away ;)
On another note, our planning for the autumn trip is more or less done. We are going to Japan (yes! again!), this time down south to Kyushu. I am all so ready to pull on my scarves and boots, and see some beautiful mountains and valleys again.
Chat again soon.