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2. Something new. {Three down, four to go} #fmsphotoaday

2. Something new. {Three down, four to go} #fmsphotoaday

Fat pants. #fmsphotoaday

Fat pants. #fmsphotoaday

A productive Sunday. #cookies #merrychristmas

A productive Sunday. #cookies #merrychristmas

Xmas Valley

The cold moved in rapidly, the snow was fleeting and Christmas crept in without so much as an RSVP. I’m not sure when all of these things happened, but it compounds my theory that as soon as my birthday comes around at the end of September, the year legs it and suddenly it’s February and I’m like, “OMG New Years was AGES ago.”. Next year will be a little different in theory, but it’ll undoubtedly feel the same.

Some counters since September as that is as far back as I can reliably recall.

Family members cuddled: 1
Countries visited: 2
Weddings attended: 1
Tears shed like the weeping infant I am: Yeah, loads.
Birthdays celebrated: 2, several others in spirit.
Years aged: 1, soon to be 2 come 1st January 2013 (THANKS KOREA)
Banana cakes baked: >15
Cases of food poisoning: 1 (From a sandwich, no less. A fucking sandwich.)
Pumpkin recipes tried: >23
Google searches for Bernadette Cummerbund: Inordinate.

Turns out Korea is generally as inept as England when it comes to dealing with snow when it occurs, as it does every single year. Every. Single. Year. Yet the freak-out is swift and the damage control scattered.

I climbed a mountain and it was cold and beautiful. I also went to North Korea which was cold and mental.

I have a chronic kimchi addiction. It doesn’t even have to be good, I will still munch it.

I have reached an impasse trying to finish this. I’m struggling to come up with something a little more substantial. I’m standing in a valley between two tall, black mountains and the sky is pink at the horizon and grey as it rises and I try to walk forward but keep turning around to pick up words I left on the ground and I’m unable to put them in order before the sun sets, so I’m setting up camp and sleeping here tonight. Bye.

My cherry blossom. #snow

My cherry blossom. #snow

YAY SNOW… wait, what?

YAY SNOW… wait, what?

Literally in North Korea (ROK soldier pictured). #DMZ #shitbecray

Literally in North Korea (ROK soldier pictured). #DMZ #shitbecray

Every day.

Every day.

Tony’s first banana bread. An outstanding bake.  #baking

Tony’s first banana bread. An outstanding bake. #baking