The countdown to Christmas starts today! This would usually consist of me opening the first window on an advent calendar and eating the chocolate. But, they don`t exist in Japan. Well, they do, but behind the window isn`t a piece of chocolate but a picture.
However, a while ago I found this cute advent calendar where you can buy your own chocolate to put in. Yesterday I bought some chocolate and put three pieces in each pocket, one for each of us. However J didn`t quite understand it and thought we were supposed to eat them all on christmas day! After buying the chocolates we went to Shinshindou bakery and I bought a father christmas bread which I had for my breakfast this morning.
Then this afternoon I had fun going christmas shopping! At this time of year in England I often see people walking around with the tell tale roll of wrapping paper sticking out of their plastic bag. However I haven't seen this this in Japan, so while walking home I got quite a few funny looks as if my roll of wrapping paper was in fact a banner waving in the wind saying 'I believe in Father Christmas!'
|first day of advent breakfast!|