The Final Countdown…

Posted by on Mar 15, 2014 in Vancouver | 5 comments

Well I can’t believe we are back here again, preparing to do a massive move to another country. And we feel…exactly the same as we did this time last year! As I mentioned in my last post, we are feeling a bit numb about it at the moment. I have moments of being really excited about seeing people and being back in the UK (hello UK chocolate, tea bags, cheese, and heinz beans & sausages!) But then also moments of being quite upset...

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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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Conquering Mount Gardner

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Hiking, Things To Do, Trips | 3 comments

Yesterday (Sunday) was Nick’s birthday, so we planned a whole weekend of nice activities. Friday night we cooked a pizza, and took it and some drinks down to Kitsilano Beach to enjoy the sunshine! Drinking alcohol in public is illegal here, and you can get fined about $230 if you are caught. They DO patrol the beaches here and take it quite seriously, so bear that in mind! We didn’t let that deter us, however, and decanted some drink...

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Hiking Capilano Canyon

Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Hiking, Things To Do | 2 comments

After our day trip to Squamish a few weeks ago we have been itching to get out again and explore the amazing places that are on Vancouver’s doorstep. I’ve mentioned long before we came to Canada how much we want to hike to Garibaldi Lake (the background of our blog is a photo of the lake), but as it’s an 18km round trip, we figured we’d build up our fitness with some shorter hikes first. Having done our first...

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Nick’s top 5 ‘things to look forward to’ in Vancouver

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 11 comments

#1 – Going to see the Vancouver Canucks I’ve always had an interest in Ice Hockey, unfortunately the closest I’ve ever got to playing it was at school, and that was just normal hockey (the type that girls play). I have fond memories of playing NHL ’95 on my Mega Drive, not really understanding what was going on. More recently (well, 5 years ago roughly) I remember watching some of the Stanley Cup Playoff games in the early hours on...

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