6 months on…

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in UK, Vancouver | 3 comments

Ironically we found that written near our apartment in Vancouver about a week before we moved back! It’s now been almost 6 months since we moved back from Canada and we still talk about it pretty much daily! I thought it would get easier the longer we are away from it, but its the opposite! 🙁 I’ll touch on that again a bit later, don’t want to start this off on too much of a negative! Last week we did one of the things we...

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43 days to go!

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in General, Sport, Vancouver | 2 comments

I was going to call this post ‘6 weeks to go’, but I thought I’d work out how many days it actually was until we moved back to the UK. As I’m crap with maths, I just Googled ‘how many days until 18th March 2014’, and I was pretty shocked to see that it’s only 43 days! I can’t believe we’ve been here nearly a year, and I also can’t believe that in a little over 6 weeks, we’ll be...

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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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Hiking Lake Garibaldi

Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Hiking, Things To Do, Trips | 10 comments

Yesterday we finally achieved something that we’ve wanted to do since deciding to move to Canada. We finally hiked to Lake Garibaldi! Our hiking plan originally was to start out with small hikes and then build the difficulty up to the 18 km round trip to Lake Garibaldi. But, after we did the 2,500ft hell that was Mount Gardner a few weeks back, we thought we’d just go for it. And we’re so glad we did! We hired a car from...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2013 in Getting There, Settling In, Vancouver | 4 comments

(Be warned this is a long post!) The last few weeks The last few weeks went by in a total blur. We were up in Scotland saying goodbye to my family and friends, we had our leaving drinks with our friends in Tunbridge Wells, we had a lovely meal out with my brother, Mark, we met up with Nick’s brother, we had a day with Nick’s mum and sisters, and finally we had a lovely meal out with our friends Tom and Sarah. They gave us  the most...

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