Our bags are packed
We’re ready to go …
Lists are checked . Tasks are complete. Provisions and plans made. Medical appointments are done with the all clear. We’re ready to go …
‘Cause we’re leavin’ on a jet plane
[ … although we do… ] know when we’ll be back again
~ John Denver
We’re off again
We return to Japan. Mr Contrôleur and I are working another season in Niseko. I start next week, he starts in a month. We have completed the rounds of family get-togethers, catch-ups with friends and home admin duties.
To travel is to take a journey into yourself.
~ Danny Kaye
Even though this is round two for me (three for he), it’s an opportunity for a fresh start. This time will be different – starting with a new team yet enjoying the familiarity of routines. It’s an opportunity to do it better. To rediscover old friends and meet others anew. And there are always the challenges a new season brings.
We’re ready to go.
To the land of the rising sun
Back to Japan – to enjoy their culture, albeit embedded in an international tourist environment – to revisit their polite way of being, their neat and organised ways. Back to savour sushi and sashimi, soup curry and sake! Back to look at Mt Yotei every day – and take in the increasing snow depths.
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.
We look forward to new adventures and discoveries. To new challenges and achievements.
We’re ready … so go!