From London to Los Angeles, from Seattle to New York City, from Chicago to…Vermont? Yes, 2009 was the year of surprises. It began with an Urchin trip to snowy Chamonix, France, where Margaret graced the slopes with her super-speedy snowboarding, and Geo and I graced the slopes with our super-adorable snowperson building. After a short farewell tour, the Urchins were torn from our happy London home by unbearably pedestrian things like visas and work permits. From there ensued a period of unemployment that teetered between euphoric and excruciating. Despite some difficult bits in the middle, 2009 ended with a resounding ‘Revolution!’ as the Urchin site was launched in the beginning of December. As we enter 2010, I am looking forward to eating more chocolate, reading more books, and taking over the world.