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field trip :: cambridge, uk

Here are the final set of photos from the holidays!

My last trip to Cambridge, UK was in 2008 when we stopped for a short visit with friends before heading to Belgium. Unfortunately, somewhere between my last day in Cambridge and arriving in Belgium, I caught H1N1. Holy moly! I don’t wish that upon my worst enemies. Ugh. I am happy to say that our second visit was WAY better! We headed to Landbeach on Christmas Eve and spent the next few days with friends who hosted a fantastic holiday full of good eats and fun times! We even squeezed in a quick photo walk through the city before hopping back on the train to London.

our 2011 ♥

I don’t usually get wrapped up in the end of year hoopla, but 2011 has been monumental and at least personally, I wanted to collect our experiences in one place. Dudes, we moved to another country! Although temporary, we have already been living in London, UK for coming up to 12 months and I am still in disbelief that we just packed up everything and relocated – whoah! Here’s to looking back…

January: With Blue Olive Photography, we hosted the third annual Indie I Do event. (photo credit: studio jeanie)

February: Landed in London, UK and met up with the lovely Debbie from Craft Guerrilla who took us for coffee and bagels in Brick Lane.

March: We met the wonderful Lana and Rick and discovered Camden Passage. Oops! Just realized that we don’t actually have any pictures together – ha!

April: We headed to Liberty for the decor8 book launch and then to Brixton for the Crafty Fox Pop Up Market.

May: We checked out the Clerkenwell Design week at the House of Detention and then headed back to Vancouver for Got Craft?. Lucky us, we squeezed in a quick trip to Seattle and Portland before heading back to London.

June: Got Craft? was named #49 of 101 Greatest Things About Life in Vancouver by Scout Magazine. We had our second round of guests and together, took the train to Llwyngrwril, Wales for a friend’s wedding.

July: Held a DIY badge making workshop as part of the SW Craft Club Pop Up event. Decided to be social and went to Blognic.

August: Spent two weeks in Exmouth, Devon with family.

September: Excited to be a contributor to Poppytalk’s Dispatches from the UK column. (photo credit: anamu)

October: My mom came to visit and we took a day trip to Bath, Stonehenge and Windsor Castle. The week after, we met up with Miranda and spoke at the Summit of Awesome in Baltimore, MD. We also went to see Erasure for my birthday!

November: We held our first Got Craft? UK at the Tooting Tram and Social and headed to Paris with Miranda the very next day. (photo credit: Blue Olive Photography)

December: After a whirlwind of craft fairs in Vancouver, we returned to London and then went up to Cambridge to spend Christmas with friends.

Wow, 2011 was sure a crazy ride! Happy new year!

holiday good times!

I really enjoy the handful of days between Christmas and New Years. The time where we tidy up and prepare for the New Year and detox from all the cocktails and treats we enjoyed the last few days weeks (who are we kidding?!).

I am hoping to sit down the next day or so to write a quick 2011 round up. In the meantime, here are some of my favourite snapshots from the past few weeks in Vancouver (BC), London and Cambridge (UK) where we enjoyed an early Christmas dinner with family, good eats, visits with friends and a quick trip to Cambridge, UK for Christmas. The good times aren’t ending quite yet. We have at least one more get together for a catch up lunch tomorrow and then New Year’s Eve fireworks on the Southbank!