Alcohol and Jenga, a good combination

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in General, Settling In, Things To Do, Vancouver | 4 comments

Yesterday we had our first lie in since we arrived – I think the jet lag has finally buggered off! As it was a nice day we decided to go to Granville Island which is a little peninsula near Downtown which has loads of quirky shops, bars, a brewery and a massive public market. We got the aquabus over there which is a cute little boat (if you don’t like boats you will hate this!) and set off to explore. On the way there I had a phone...

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Today’s to-do list

Posted by on Feb 19, 2013 in Getting There | 0 comments

Today marks exactly one month until we leave. In fact as I write this it is exactly one month until we will be sitting on the plane wondering what on earth we’ve done. I jest of course. It feels very real now though. We have so much to sort out, but typically we are putting it off! We both finish work next Friday, so I assume we’ll get our fingers out then! I said to someone the other day, you wouldn’t think we are leaving the country in a...

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November thoughts

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in General, Getting There | 0 comments

We are now into November and I can’t believe how fast the months are flying by. Before we know it, it’ll be March! Work is getting more and more stressful for me but I have to keep reminding myself that I will be on that plane in 4 and a half months and can forget all about it. The forum is getting more and more users every day, which is great! We’ve already had some really useful information posted by people. Most of the new users are...

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Experience Canada UK forums

Posted by on Nov 1, 2012 in General | 3 comments

The IEC application process is a relatively straightforward one, after you’ve done it! At the time it felt like we had hundreds of questions and we weren’t really sure who to speak to about it. Much of the information we needed we were able to find via Facebook groups, although finding these groups was a bit of a fluke, I believe it was via a post on the British Expat forums that led me there. The other source of useful information...

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