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June was an important month for me.
I was going back to England for the first time in two years, and not just for a holiday - but for me WEDDING!
On the 5th of June we took a plane from Osaka to London.
There are many old and famous buildings in London.
In this picture (under this) you can see -
Big Ben (the famous clock on the Houses of Parliament.)
St. Paul's cathedral and the Millenium bridge.
Outside Westminster abbey (Where Kate and William got married).
Inside Westminster abbey
The British museum.
We also saw Buckingham Palace where the Queen lives in London.
For me the most interesting things was 'The Doctor Who Museum'.
'Doctor Who' is a popular British science-fiction TV show.
It started in 1962 and is still on TV now.
In the museum you can see many costumes and characters from the show.
After three days in London we travelled to my home town, Nottingham.
Nottingham is in the middle of England, my mother and father live there.
Nottingham is famous for Robin Hood, you can see his statue in the next picture.
Next to Robin Hood you can see my parents house and my mother and father having dinner with my Japanese friends.
It was very interesting for everybody to meet and talk.
You can see some buildings in Nottingham too.
The big building in the next picture is called 'Wollerton Hall', it will be in the next Batman film.
In the new film, Batman is going to live in this building!!
You can see a very popular English food too, fish and chips.
My Japanese friends enjoyed eating fish and chips.
The big day was on June 11th.
Haru and I got married at a nice farm.
When I was a boy I lived near here.
It is a beautiful place, and I was very happy to have my family, friends and new Japanese family all together for the day.
My three best friends were all there - Nik, Julian and Chris.
We have been friends for 20 years (from 16 years old to 36 years old!)
Haru had a beautiful white dress, this is traditional at an English wedding.
I had a suit and a walking stick!
We had a great day and I was very happy to get married to Haru.
We can share English and Japanese language and culture together.
I think that is very important (that's why I'm an ALT)!
After the wedding we had a small party in the park.
The best part was the flying lanterns!
The lanterns fill with hot air and fly - they look very nice in the night sky.
Soon it was time to leave England and we flew to Prague in the Czech Republic.
Prague is a very old city with many great buildings.
I think it is nicer than London.
I lived near Prague for many years, and I can speak a little Czech language.
It was very nice to eat Czech food again.
Prague is beautiful at night.
Many buildings have 'night-lights' and look wonderful.
We really enjoyed our time in Prague, but soon it was time to come back to Japan.
We were in England and Prague for two weeks, and it was a great trip.
Now we are back in Japan and I'm happy to see all the students again.
Soon it's going to be summer vacation and time for more travel around Japan.
Where will I go next??
Wait and see!
See you next time,