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A (belated) Happy New Year! And looking back on December...

Month in the LifeKate Marsden

After the longest blog break I've ever taken, I'm back and (sort of) raring to go into 2018! I'm starting off with my regular month in the life feature, but in the interests of mixing things up (as that seems to be what I'm all about at the moment...) this may well be the last one in this format. Let's see....

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So, here's a little roundup of my December highlights. I'll start thinking more about this year later in the week.

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A family trip to the London Illustration Fair - which (perhaps surprisingly) went down well with everyone!

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Doing my Just A Card duty... I bought almost all of my Christmas presents at Crafty Fox Market or in Brixton Village on the same day, and felt pretty smug...

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I reduced my alcohol intake and joined a gym. At the beginning of December. As you do... Still going well as I type, and I'm pretty sure this is one of the best decisions I've made in a long time!

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A gave a talk to a room full of students at Coulsdon College - which was a little nervewracking but they were all super-friendly and nice, asking great questions, and I think I might've actually enjoyed it...

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We had some cracking sunrises and sunsets.

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I visited my beloved Barbican Centre for the launch of the latest Dream Plan Do book from Patricia van den Akker of The Design Trust (I'll be talking more about the planner later in the week).

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I had stalls at two Crafty Fox Markets as well. The first at The Geffrye Museum...

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...and the second at Mercato Metropolitano in Elephant & Castle (where they have fantastic food - you should check it out if you're in the area).

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Finally (before all the festive stuff set in - you probably don't want to hear about that now!), I started preparing for the Quilters Fabric Sale THIS COMING WEEKEND at Farnham Maltings. Come and see me there on Sunday 14 January for BARGAINS!!!