As a little pre Christmas holiday Shin took us all away to the Hyatt Spa Resort in Hakone. It was pretty grey and cols but we had a wonderful time with the whole family. Jazz and Dixie were met at the car and taken away for a pedicure and brushing while we settled into our lovely room complete with doggy en suite and doggy toiletry drawer with personal welcome letter!! Despite the weather we rugged up and took the girls to a dog run overlooking Lake Ashi. There was no one there and as the dog run was a bit small we braved it and let Jazz and Dixie off lead to run around the fields. I was quite worried though as we hardly ever do this as you never know what smell a beagle will get wiff of and take off. Anyway we let them have a bit of freedom to run around like complete idiots and then finished off with a walk on leash so mum could relax a bit! We also visited a very well manicured garden overlooking the lake. We had a great time away.