Life back in the UK…

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in UK, Vancouver | 3 comments

I know, it’s been a looonnnng time since we did a blog post. The flurry of activity we had moving back home has finally died down now and I’m pleased to say we’re both nicely settled back in the UK. Leaving Vancouver was as hard as we thought it would be. We stupidly thought that moving out of our apartment and flying home in the same day would be a good idea, but it wasn’t! Not that we had to rush around or anything, but...

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A whale of a time in Victoria

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Things To Do, Trips, Vancouver | 8 comments

Last Friday was my 29th birthday (boohoo). My mum had sent a lovely box of presents all the way from home and once I’d opened them in front of her on Skype I set off for work. I hate working on my birthday usually, but my boss and colleagues went out of their way to make sure I had a lovely day. I got presents, flowers, taken out to lunch, champagne, birthday cake etc…Not bad considering I’ve only been working there for 2...

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LGW-YVR

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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Come fly with me

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Getting There | 3 comments

Natalie and I took quite a big step on our journey to Canada recently when we finally booked our flights to Vancouver. Even though we have already received our letter of introduction (LOI; allowing us to enter Canada for 1 year) the whole thing still didn’t feel very real. Well, I can assure you that all changes when you book a one way flight to the other side of the world! Our journey has well and truly begun! I had been checking various...

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