Paris, Bruges & Amsterdam

Posted by on Apr 10, 2016 in Events, Things To Do, Trips, UK | 2 comments

Last week we went on our much anticipated multi city break! After a lot of research and deliberation we decided that we could fly to Paris, get the train to Bruges from there and then the train to Amsterdam from there. It was just our luck that on the day that we were booked to fly to Paris, the French air traffic control decided to strike! We knew about this the night before but thought that it would be ok, as some flights were running. We got...

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Sleepless in Seattle

Posted by on Nov 13, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 0 comments

Last weekend we finally ventured south of the border to Seattle! It’s our anniversary this month, so to celebrate we planned a little trip away. We got the 6:30 am train on Saturday morning and it was brilliant! It only cost $30 each and all the customs/immigration stuff is done in Vancouver at the station, so there’s no faffing around at the border. When we first got into Seattle we realised quickly how similar it is to Vancouver,...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in General, Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 1 comment

I think this has been the longest time we haven’t updated the blog! One reason for this is, well, we’ve just been a bit miserable since all our visitors from home left. I won’t bore you with the details, but we’ve been feeling a bit lost and a bit torn between the UK and Canada. We’re also about to hit the 7 month mark, which is crazy! It feels like decades since we were in the UK. We can’t really remember...

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Our first visitors

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

Almost two weeks ago, our first visitors from home arrived! My sister Amy and her husband Dave came to visit us for a couple of weeks and it was lovely having some familiar faces around to show off the city to! We dropped them off at the airport last night and it was a little strange to come back to an empty flat. During their time here both Natalie and I had to work during the week, but we had some great nights out after work, and at the...

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Camping at Lillooet Lake

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips | 0 comments

We haven’t been up to much the past month or so, and it’s been getting us a bit down if I’m honest. So we sat down the other day and planned out the next few months of activities, starting with this weekend going camping again! We decided to go to Lillooet Lake, which is up past Whistler, about 2.5 hours drive from Vancouver. Lillooet is an amazing glacier fed lake, with loads of campsites down the sides. The campsite we had...

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4 months in

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 12 comments

Last week it was officially 4 months since we left the UK. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. We’re at a bit of a funny stage at this point if I’m honest. We are both starting to get incredibly homesick right now, but do love living here. The weekends here are just great, the weather just now is amazing, sunny blue skies every day, and there are so many beautiful places we’ve seen already. But it is hard...

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