Happy 2012! We rang in the new year with some lovely new friends (and many drinks) but were lucky to have old friends Justin, Dan, and Annika visit us from Seattle a bit ago, too. Annika got to extend her stay, so we took a day trip to Bath, a 1.5 hour train ride west of London. After a proper lunch of fish & chips, we sang Christmas carols at the Abbey, toured the Roman Baths (very excellent, not to be missed), and attempted to shop the famous Christmas market, but it was so overcrowded, we had to give up. It sure was pretty, though. Market photo by Parrys International.