The Smith’s Golden Week holiday is over and I’m back at work feeling refreshed at my English conversation school (英会話スクール), Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi School (スミス英会話 塚口交) . It’s great to be back at work, see my students’ faces again and hear what they’ve been up to since I last saw them. I usually go abroad during this break but this year I stayed in Japan because my wife is pregnant and so flying a long time by airplane was out for her. I didn’t mind and enjoyed my break here in Japan.
During the break my wife went to a few places not too far from home. We spent a nice day in Kobe’s Kitano-chō (北野町), or Kitano Ijinkan (北野異人館). We had brunch at Starbucks Coffee (スターバックス) there, walked around and had tea and cake at a cute German cafe that we found. The cafe had antiques and played classical music, creating a very relaxing atmosphere. We later had a nice course meal for dinner at a restaurant in Sannomiya. On another day we went to Hankyu Nishinomiya Gardens (阪急西宮ガーデンズ), a big mall in Nishinomiya, where we enjoyed good food and a movie. We enjoyed some delicious shakes from the chocolatier Godiva outside in the sun. That was very relaxing and my dark chocolate shake was absolutely delicious! I love Godiva (ゴディバ), which has the best chocolate that I know. On some other days we walked to a mall located in Tsukaguchi called Tsukashin (つかしん), where we had brunch and relaxed some more.
I also enjoyed doing some work during my holiday, including handing out some flyers for my school, writing a blog on this web site and putting together a video for Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi’s web site. My wife and I bought some materials for me to build some signs to put up outside my school.
I look forward to seeing all of my students again! (^.^)
Smith’s School of English Tsukaguchi School