I left my heart in San Francisco

Posted by on Mar 10, 2014 in General, Trips | 6 comments

Last week was our last one at work, and it was a bit emotional! Regardless of our reasons for going back to the UK, we have made some good friends here and I personally can say that I’ve never worked with so many lovely people all at once, so I was very sad on my last day. I had a leaving lunch with everyone from the office, my boss gave me a gorgeous necklace and bracelet as a leaving present, and I had leaving drinks with people on my...

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Snowboarding, San Francisco, and a big ring!

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in General, Trips, Vancouver | 0 comments

I’ve wanted to go snowboarding for as long as I can remember. I’ve only been skiing once when I was about 16, at Killington in Vermont for a school ski trip. It was bloody amazing and I loved it, but for some reason I have never been again, even though I’ve wanted too. Natalie has skied before, on some dry slopes in Scotland, probably around the same time. I imagine we were both a bit more fearless back then. I also...

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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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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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