Winter in Vancouver

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in Vancouver | 4 comments

Since our last blog post (I know, it was ages ago!), quite a lot has happened! We’ve been holding off on the blog post for a while as we’ve been deciding what to do in regards to staying in Vancouver longer or coming home in March. But I’ll come to that later! The lead up to Christmas here was quite exciting, albeit a little weird for us not being around familiarity (my god I missed Boots 3 for 2 on gifts this year!!) The city...

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Droppin’ some dolla’

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 2 comments

Last Wednesday, Nick and I went for what we thought was a stroll round False Creek to get some photos at sunset. One of us had the idea of getting some shots from Kitsilano as the sun was going down. For some reason we ended up walking the entire way and we walked almost 8km! By the time we got to Kitsilano it was too dark to get any decent photos so we got the bus back and moaned about how much our feet hurt all the way home! We did get some...

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A taste of home…

Posted by on Apr 6, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 0 comments

It’s only just over two weeks since we got to Canada and we are already missing home. We’ve spent the past year talking about moving here and as soon as we get here we miss home! So much so that we’ve done everything we can over the past few days to make ourselves feel as though we are back in the UK. Weirdos I know! The other day we finally had the internet turned on in our flat, it’s taken a while because of the Easter...

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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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Decisions, decisions…

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in Getting There, Vancouver | 0 comments

It’s now just less than 5 months until we leave, and the excitement is building every day! I think about the move around every 10 seconds. If we had the money now, I’m pretty sure that we would just go! But it’s really not that long away, and it just makes it all the more exciting. We have created a forum for people who have applied/are applying through the IEC programme, hopefully it’ll take off and we’ll get loads of users! There...

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