We went away for the weekend with Ulrik and Andrea and stayed in Betty's Bay. Seems a bit crazy with only 11 days to go now before we leave and much to do - but it was actually brilliant to just have relaxed time with friends and I don't think we would have had that otherwise! James and Charis loved their little Staffy puppy called Mimi. We went for a walk to Disa Kloof and saw some baboons on the way back.
Our visa application went in and they said everything was fine but they can only issue it a few days before we leave otherwise it will expire too soon (it expires 3 months after issue). We've been making progress getting everything else ready - a very special time, sad to leave here but can't wait to be in Japan