The past week has been one of great excitement and adventure as we hosted the Supporters' tour for the BBC Sanix Rugby meet in Fukuoka Japan.
Now I am an AFL devotee and a Soccer Mum so initially I was a little out of my League( wrong code haha). However I am a clever girl and it didn't take me long to figure out most of the rules and the key players in the team during this international competition.
The boys from BBC played hard and were a credit to their parents, school and country and watching them was exciting. They came second in the comp and from what I hear that was totally unexpected!
The Supporters played hard too and I believe Munakata will never be the same. It was quoted at our last restaurant meal that we didn't eat much but we drank a hell of a lot! Munakata is now a dry town with all stocks of beer and wine severely depleted. The restaurants have returned to being quiet and classy and the Chisun Inn where we stayed is now empty and devoid of loud foreign bodies. All is right with rural Japan once more.
Most of our tour participants have arrived home in Queensland and have gone back to their normal lives again. The boys leave tomorrow and prepare for their formal on Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, the ICG team ( Mike and I) head off to Tokyo tomorrow and Paris on Sunday for the next thrilling adventure.
We have run the gauntlet in both Korea and Japan and now it's France's turn. Stay tuned for the amazing opportunity that is waiting for us. We will launch the next project while we are there.
We touch down in Paris and check out some possible venues for a French school trip we have arranged for 2016 and then we head to Corbie, a small village in the north of France. It is here that we will live in a house and work with the surrounding villages of Villers Brettoneaux, Amiens and Vignacourt to prepare the next ICG instalment. Mike and I are so excited with the potential of this next project that we are busting to tell all but we must mark our time. Firstly, we have to get Asia and the wonderful times we have spent in this part of the world out of our heads before we embark on part three of our journey.
Domo Arigato Gozaimushta Nihon.
Viva La France!