Summer has come!
The first day of summer was last week, and finally the weather has gotten warm and sunny, so I think a lot of people around Hokkaido are happy about the nice weather.
This year, June has been very grey and cold and rainy, which isn’t much fun for anyone. But, to be honest, I was a little bit happy about the rain, because it saved me from having hay fever this year. (I usually have itchy, watery eyes and keep sneezing in June.) Still, even I was happy to find we had clear warm weather today. I think Hokkaido is a great place for driving and going out to parks to see greenery during summer, and the nice thing about Sapporo is all of the delicious food that we can get during this season. I’m looking forward to eating tomatoes and cucumbers and beets, as well as corn and beans this summer. I also love peaches and plums and the other summer fruits that we get at this time of year. If I can, I want to get some fresh corn and roast it at home for a snack.
If I can, I want to go to Mashike to eat some seafood and buy sake at Kunimare, and I also am looking forward to having a barbecue party with my friends, if I have enough time.
It’s been a few months since I have written a diary entry, and sometimes I wonder if anyone reads them（笑）but it makes me very happy if I hear that anyone does, so I decided to write a short one today.
What are your plans for summer? I hope you can enjoy it to the fullest, especially because summer in Hokkaido is short!