It struck me today, as I was browsing through craft books in a Tokyo bookstore, that the wonderful thing about being on holiday is the complete lack of time pressures.
My regular life is broken down into small grabs of time: an hour before the boys finish school, the short window between dinner and bedtime. So today was a wonderful luxury. Will and I spent the day idly wandering around various parts of Tokyo, ducking down into subways to get from one place to the next.
Photos will follow tomorrow, once I get the technology sorted. My suitcase got waylaid in Sydney and I won't receive it until tomorrow afternoon. So I'm without a few essentials like clean clothes, hairbrush, phone charger, computer power. On the bright side, Japan Airlines have compensated us for the inconvenience with 50 000 yen. That has helped come to terms with the high prices since the Aussie dollar nosedived. A quick stop at Muji and I equipped myself with a few pieces of clothing. It's the only store where the prices seem cheap.
We may head into the countryside tomorrow night to stay in an onsen. But then again, we may choose to sleep in and chill out here - after all, there's no pressure.