On Sunday, one of my employers had a Christmas Party for all of her students.
The restaurant we went to is called Noël and is an all-year-round Christmas themed restaurant. It really can be Christmas every day.
I sat with the Mums while various chans (Sarah, Maddie, David and Mashu) sat with the kids. We had sundaes, played games and then, apparently – I don’t know: I happened to be out of the room – a certain Santa-san appeared to hand out gifts. Apparently he was wearing glasses and had a bit of a ginger beard, which is rather strange. Can’t believe I missed him!
As a thank you for helping with the party, our employer bought us dinner. The food was western style but, for the first time since we’ve been in Japan, it really was western style. I had a pizza which was absolutely divine and a pear tart that, as you see, was most definitely worth writing home about. There was a problem with one of the girls’ orders, so I’m happy to report that we got a free meal and a packet of biscuits each too. Oh holy night!
The chef is so good that he recently featured on Japanese TV. That said, I’ve only been here for three and a half months and I’ve already been on TV twice, so that might not be all that much of an achievement.