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11 December 2015 - 10:54am

Going on holiday... hopefully a white Christmas

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Next week my family and I are getting on a plane and going away for a couple of weeks to China and Japan. We'll be in Japan over the Christmas period and we're planning to be in this little ski town called Nozawa Onsen which is near where they had the Nagano Winter Olympics many years ago.

I'm expecting internet coverage to be spotty while we're in China for the first week, so if you need anything from me pleas be patient. I'm interested to see whether I can even view the site while in China from behind the famous great firewall.

If you guys have any requests for pictures or suggestions of places to go while we're in Tokyo I'm all ears.

It should be very different to the baking hot sunshine and beach weather that we usually have for Christmas. I've only ever skied once before so fingers crossed I come back in one piece! This is far more likely...

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11 December 2015 - 2:03pm
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Have a great time and take lots of pictures! A white Christmas will be great for your kids to experience, and I'm sure they will love being able to throw snowballs at you!

As for advice with skiing: keep your knees bent and if you have ever been ice skating stopping on skis is just like stopping on skates.

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12 December 2015 - 7:25am
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Using ice skating as an example doesn't help much for the average Aussie like me! But seriously, I'm sure I will be fine. I picked it up pretty quickly the last time, though it was over 10 years ago now.

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13 December 2015 - 6:04pm
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Hi CL-Ed! Wow, what exciting news for you and your family!

I want to see photos from.............well, everywhere! I am so anxious to see the places you will see through your eyes.

Next year if you want to see snow and try your hand at skiing, come to Minnesota, USA! Of course this year we are questioning if WE will even have a white Christmas and if the ski slopes will have to start making artificial snow. We have been having such unseasonably warm weather and RAIN instead of snow, but at least ONE person is NOT complaining - me!

Have fun and Happy Holidays to you and yours!

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