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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More visitors!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2013 in Hiking, Trips, Vancouver | 5 comments

Two days after our last visitors left, our next ones arrived! Our best friends Tom and Sarah came to stay with us for just under two weeks and it was brilliant. They left yesterday and we are feeling quite sad,  but we’ve had an amazing time with them! We sat at the airport excitedly watching the doors for them appearing when all of a sudden I noticed one of the Vancouver Canucks players who had just arrived on their flight! It was one of...

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A wheely good time

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 2 comments

The weather over the past few days has been amazing here so today we checked off one of our ‘must-do’s’ which was to cycle round Stanley Park. We were out by 10:30am (unusual for us on a Sunday!) and got the bus up to Stanley Park Cycle on Denman Street. It was $15 each bike for half a days’ (3-5 hours) rental which is pretty good. After a slightly wobbly start we set off in the direction of Stanley Park. We didn’t...

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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 3am 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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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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