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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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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Our first hockey game

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in General, Settling In, Things To Do | 2 comments

Yesterday we were up early as we both had job related things to do. Nick went in to sign the contract for his new job (woohoo!) and I went in to sign up for a temp agency. I thought it would be a case of popping in with my ‘resume’ and finding out if there were any jobs available. I was wrong! I was in there for over an hour and was grilled by three different people. They seem lovely though, and hopefully they can find me some...

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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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