Ok, I thought I should do a quick update. I was going to wait until we got the stuff from the UK but it still hasn't arrived yet, and our mail is held from tomorrow so chances are we'll get it on the Monday after we arrive. Thanks parents and nana and Lisa for the presents (that's an awesome print Lisa, it looks fantastic) and future thanks to the UK too :)
We spent my birthday pretty much how we spent the week before and after - preparing for Japan. However on the free Monday we did have the opportunity to head to a conservation park just outside Adelaide and go on a 4 to 5km walk through the hills.. i'm tempted to call it a hike for all the up hill sections ;) And then we were invited to go bowling with my boss and his family, and were severely beaten by his father in law. I guess Wii bowling doesn't really help prepare for the real thing (although i did get three strikes! That's three more than I got last time I bowled)
As far as Japan, we've managed to get tickets to go to the Ghibli museum on Monday, which is awesome.. so adjust the rest of our plans around that :) We'll be back in a few weeks no doubt with photos, stories and weird little plastic toys from vending machines around Tokyo.