Droppin’ some dolla’

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 2 comments

Last Wednesday, Nick and I went for what we thought was a stroll round False Creek to get some photos at sunset. One of us had the idea of getting some shots from Kitsilano as the sun was going down. For some reason we ended up walking the entire way and we walked almost 8km! By the time we got to Kitsilano it was too dark to get any decent photos so we got the bus back and moaned about how much our feet hurt all the way home! We did get some...

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The perils of job hunting in Vancouver

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Settling In, Vancouver | 9 comments

Weeks before we left for Vancouver I had already started looking for work out here, I even applied for a few jobs from the UK. I naively thought that once we got here it would be quite easy to get a job. The reality is that it’s become the bane of my life at the moment. For someone who is here on a temporary workers visa it’s nigh on impossible to even get an interview for a job that you want. I think this is the longest I’ve...

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Our day out with Herman

Posted by on Apr 23, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 3 comments

Both Natalie and I received our British Columbia driving licenses in the post a week or so ago. We were very excited when they arrived, although that soon turned to disappointment when we looked at our photos and realised that they had taken the worst photos of us ever! We both look like criminals, plus I look like I’m completely stoned, I’m guessing because I was ill that day and had eaten the equivalent of half of London Drugs...

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We love Vancouver (a positive post for a change!)

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 3 comments

Yesterday it was exactly four weeks since we arrived in Vancouver. I keep having to check my calendar to make sure that’s right, it feels a lot longer! I can’t believe it’s only four weeks since we got up at 3amĀ at Nick’s mums house, packed up and said goodbye and sat on the plane for ten hours, wondering what on earth we’d done. Missing home is not getting any easier, I miss it more and more each day if anything....

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Health, work, football, and other thoughts

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in Settling In, Things To Do | 0 comments

I thought I’d finally post an update from me as I’ve been a bit of a miserable bastard until about a week ago, meaning I didn’t really feel like writing about what we had been doing. Fortunately Natalie has been keeping the blog up to date so it’s not all bad. I’ve bored people to death with the story of me biting my tongue whilst eating steak in London before we came to Canada, but I do feel like that is where all...

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