A tough few days

Posted by on Mar 31, 2013 in Settling In | 11 comments

We’ve been quiet on the old blog front recently as Nick has been ill, we’ve been moving into our new flat and just not doing very many ‘fun’ things. Plus we’ve not had internet in our new flat for a few days due to the Easter break (great timing). I’m only able to post this by tethering with my phone. Tuesday we went down to the ICBC to get our British driving licenses exchanged for Canadian ones, an exciting...

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Our first hockey game

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in General, Settling In, Things To Do | 2 comments

Yesterday we were up early as we both had job related things to do. Nick went in to sign the contract for his new job (woohoo!) and I went in to sign up for a temp agency. I thought it would be a case of popping in with my ‘resume’ and finding out if there were any jobs available. I was wrong! I was in there for over an hour and was grilled by three different people. They seem lovely though, and hopefully they can find me some...

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The great outdoors

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in Settling In, Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 7 comments

The good weather from the weekend continued into this week so we thought we’d make the most of it and make the trip over to North Vancouver to check out Lynn Canyon Park and Grouse Mountain. We headed out around midday and bought our zone 2 tickets (North Vancouver is in Zone 2, which means it’s a little more expensive to get to). The great thing about the transport here is that a single ticket lasts for 90 minutes from the the time...

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Alcohol and Jenga, a good combination

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in General, Settling In, Things To Do, Vancouver | 4 comments

Yesterday we had our first lie in since we arrived – I think the jet lag has finally buggered off! As it was a nice day we decided to go to Granville Island which is a little peninsula near Downtown which has loads of quirky shops, bars, a brewery and a massive public market. We got the aquabus over there which is a cute little boat (if you don’t like boats you will hate this!) and set off to explore. On the way there I had a phone...

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Horsing around in Stanley Park

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 1 comment

Having had such a productive day on Wednesday we thought we’d take it fairly easy on Thursday, unfortunately ‘taking it easy’ meant walking for bloody miles! I’m not a huge fan of walking, but we did see some very cool stuff. We headed into downtown and looked for an internet cafe so we could scan some documents we needed to send to our soon-to-be landlord. We found somewhere on Robson Street near Stanley Park and...

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