How to shop as an Expat in Vancouver

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 16 comments

We’ve moved to another country to experience new things. But we do have pangs of nostalgia for the easy times when we could just pop down to M&S, Tesco or Boots for things we needed. However, you can still find ‘British’ things halfway across the world! I’ve come up with a little list of where to find things which will hopefully help our fellow expats! Food & Drink Obviously the most important thing! There are a...

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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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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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The joys of job interviews

Posted by on Apr 11, 2013 in Settling In, Vancouver | 5 comments

Since I last wrote, things have been getting better, then getting worse, but now we’re on the up again. Our landlord came round and fixed our shower, so it no longer feels like a dolphin is spitting on us! The cooker which makes a noise like it could explode at any minute is in the pipeline to get fixed also. But as those problems go, another one comes. When we moved in we noticed that a crane had turned up at Rogers Arena, this...

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A taste of home…

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 0 comments

It’s only just over two weeks since we got to Canada and we are already missing home. We’ve spent the past year talking about moving here and as soon as we get here we miss home! So much so that we’ve done everything we can over the past few days to make ourselves feel as though we are back in the UK. Weirdos I know! The other day we finally had the internet turned on in our flat, it’s taken a while because of the Easter...

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