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Lapsed anthropologist-turned-burlesque performer and post-modern punk housewife/homesteader living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with a hunky husband, gorgeous daughter, adorable corgi, fluffy rabbit, and three clucking fabulous chickens.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy New Year!

 Adjusting to life here in the UK has been an adventure. It's definitely challenging being so far from our families and friends in the US, but we're making the most of living abroad by traveling. A lot.

We started out small, with a weekend here and there spent in London. I got to show my family the London Eye, the Natural History Museum, the Tower. We hit the Science Museum and the V&A, as well.

Little Bug has become a champion train traveler.

We spent Thanksgiving in Dublin, enjoying all the holiday lights.

We saw Hogwarts in the snow!

We saw the White Cliffs of Dover as we took the ferry to Calais.

Mont Saint-Michel was very rainy, but worth it. And the crepes were delicious.

Christmas was rough, not having our family near, but Skype helps. Juniper got a rocking moose, some Mega Bloks, and about three dozen other gifts from her grandmother and great-grandmother. Spoiled Bug!

We've made some really wonderful friends, which has gone a long way towards alleviating the homesickness. And just before 2014 came to a close, we found out that we'll be welcoming a fourth member to our family. I have high hopes for 2015.


  1. So good to hear that you are doing well. Congratulatoons on the upcoming addition. I didn't see any pictures of Ponyo. Were you able to take her with you?

  2. Thank you!

    Yes, Ponyo is here with us. I plan on posting more photos when we get back from Iceland next week. Our tiny rural village is getting faster internet while we're gone, so it should no longer take me an entire day to post an entry like this one.

  3. So glad to hear this! Actually, I checked on the Ravelry Corgi thread and saw the picture you posted in December. Glad you're getting to see the sites. We've spent a lot of time in England. Our son lived there and met his wife there. They were married on the London Eye! And we returned a year later for the birth of our granddaughter. They have since moved back to Washington. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your adventures - and Ponyo!


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