Amber, hello again. Many thanks for your friend request. I am delighted to get to know you and look forward to our exchanges across the Pacific Ocean. It is almost midnight here in Japan, so from the foot of Mount Fuji, a warm goodnight to you - Catrien.
Amber, yes, Mount Fuji can be spectacular, especially at this time of year. The cherry blossoms along Lake Kawaguchi just peaked, and together with Mount Fuji in her snow-clad grandeur, it was a glorious sight. I am looking forward to being here, as well as out in the blogosphere. Greetings to you from Japan - Catrien.
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