Well I'm home, lying in my bed in Devon. I got back on Monday evening after a grueling 32 hour journey which knocked me out all day yesterday with a migraine. I need to get back to work today. I will have plenty to think about in my little workshop, deep in the English countryside, half a world away from my adventures in Japan.
It's early in the morning now and the song thrush is singing outside my window, the beautiful song it sings every morning here - there is no sweeter music. I loved every minute of being away, incredible adventures, amazing sights and wonderful people. I love home too. I wandered out to the workshop last night when I finally arose from my sickbed and it was a joy to smell the cool, damp air of the Devon countryside. It's so easy to allow the beauty of everyday life to go unnoticed and going away exposes my senses, not just to the wider world, but also to my own environment when I return. I love it here so much.
I was off line for a while last week and then so busy living life that I didn't have a chance to blog about it, but I have many pictures that I took and I'll share some of them with you in the next few days. It has been a mind blowing experience and I have memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Thank you so much to all the people who looked after me so well while I was away, I made some really good friends. It was brilliant spending time with you all.