Hello everyone! I have only just found time to write in the diary as I have had a very busy summer. Some of my friends from England came to visit me in Sapporo and my brother and sisters also made their first trip to Japan. I met them in Osaka and we visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Himeji and Hiroshima before coming up to Hokkaido. It was great to see them and they loved Japan and Japanese culture. I felt like a tour guide! I also hitch-hiked around Tohoku and spent some time in Shiretoko-but luckily I didn`t meet any bears! Next weekend i am going to Daisetzusan to climb some mountains and relax in some wild onsens. The fun never stops! Hokkaido is a great place to explore and soon it will snow so we can ski and snowboard again. Hooray! I hope you all had a fantastic summer too. Bye for now.