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March 24, 2009



Wow Leslie! What amazing news! I am so glad everything worked out for the best for you both and look forward to hearing about your new adventure.


leslie. i am sooo excited for you both.
new adventures. a new chapter. how very exciting!


How super exciting! I can't wait to see what is in store for your future.


woah! Where in Canada are you headed? We will miss your shop, but maybe you will maintain some connections to crafty goodness back in Japan. Good luck with everything.


Wow. Congratulations on the big upcoming move. Life has a strange and mysterious way of working itself out, doesn't it? I would've never guessed that I'd ever be in Chicago but it was here that I found the job I wanted when I wasn't even looking (but looking so very hard everywhere else).

Good luck with the move and enjoy the last several weeks in Japan!!


Well, this is all terribly exciting!

I can't wait to read about your adventures and the new opportunities in Canada. Sounds wonderful.

I will miss the little shop of goodness...sniff. But perhaps there will be new Canadian Goodness?


painted fish studio

congratulations! the opportunity sounds wonderful. i'll miss the dispatches from japan, but know that goodness is to be found in canada, too!


Whoo hoo!!!
Canada bound!


Hi Leslie,
Wow - lots of change for you both. I'm so happy for you - happy that you are happy and excited.

We both have big changes ahead in 7 weeks time.
Keep well and enjoy your last couple of months in Japan.

sarah r.

Wow and congratulations! I wish you guys the very best as you prepare for this big and exciting move. Maybe we'll see you out in Vancouver one of these days? (or the Okanagan?)


How very exciting (and scary and stressful)!
I hope your move is smooth and uneventful. Cheers to your new start.


holy crap! That's crazy! Congratulations on what sounds like a positive thing for you! And you'll be just a little bit closer to me! :) Where in Canada?

What are you going to do about your other business venture, WG?


best wishes on your new adventure. my prayers of safety are with you both. i look forward to following you on this journey.


This is amazing news, Leslie! And I hope to have news from you here at your blog when you will be in Canada as well.
I wish your next few weeks in Japan will be full of exciting things!


oh my goodness! - Sorry - I did that accidentally, but now I can't delete it. ;)

This is SUCH big news and there is so much happiness in your 'voice' - even amidst all the 'work' that it will surely entail to wrap everything up and get on your way. Wishing you MUCH peace and luck these next 7 weeks, Leslie!


So excited for you. I live in Canada and it is a great place to be. Welcome home!



WOW, I will really miss your Japan blog and your shop!!! Though maybe you will keep them both? Best to you both!!

lindsey clare

oh wow! how exciting! i'm so happy for you about this new adventure.


Wishing you all the best, Leslie! Enjoy your remaining weeks in Japan...I hope you will continue your blog when you get settled. (Thanks so much for offering those wonderful Japanese goods...I hate to see it end!)


Such excellent news! Bet you can't wait to get back and start new adventures. Be well!


Oooo...I bet a little Betty is very happy! So great. I am so happy for you. It's seemed you've been a little out of sorts lately. I can't believe it, you will be on this continent now!


oh my goodness.....I just come on to see how you're going and what big news! wowee I'm shocked but what a great move! i'm a huge believer in change is good and a move back home will be great for you both!

wishing you lots of luck and happy times ahead...plus you can always go back to japan!



Leslie! I just got back from a 10 day vacation to find this post. Oh my gosh! That sounds so wonderful for you both. Maybe I missed it, but is your shop closing perminately or just until you get settle in Canada? Either way happy for you both. What part of Canada will you be relocating to?


That's beautiful news Leslie. I am really happy for you and how it all transpired. No stress. Welcome back!


Wow, that is SO HUGE. Best wishes to you both!

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  • i'm leslie. and i lived in japan. with my japanese fella. and i was so happy about that. i am now back in canada. after four and a half years away. i am learning to love this place all over again. h-kun will join me in the fall. which i am very excited about. thanks for stopping by. and taking time to look around. and interact with me. please do not copy anything from this blog without emailing me first. thanks.

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