Tuesday, August 4, 2015


An article about the boys has appeared in the Marlborough Gazette and Herald paper. To read the article, please click here.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Looking Back Two Weeks

It is hard to believe the boys arrived in the U.K. Only two weeks ago. Thanks to Hikaru's family for this picture and blog post. When he left, this little girl said she wanted him to stay for a whole year.

Hikaru's arrival
After a very long journey we welcomed Hikaru into our home, expecting him to be very tired and quiet.
But we were wrong, he arrived with plenty of energy and we had lots of conversation with him over dinner.
Hikaru gave us some lovely gifts from Japan. Henry loves the xylophone and Emily's rabbit repeats everything she says, so it quickly became her favorite toy! 
We were also treated to an origami lesson and made swans, which Emily proudly took into nursery to show her class the next day.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Good Bye And Thank You

 The boys are now on their way back to Japan. They have had a wonderful time in Marlborough, thanks to their great attitude and energy. we enjoyed having them here. Thanks are also due to their wonderful host families who have again provided Tokai students with such a great home from home. Without their kindness, none of this would be possible. Well done, everybody!