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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Our first visitors

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

Almost two weeks ago, our first visitors from home arrived! My sister Amy and her husband Dave came to visit us for a couple of weeks and it was lovely having some familiar faces around to show off the city to! We dropped them off at the airport last night and it was a little strange to come back to an empty flat. During their time here both Natalie and I had to work during the week, but we had some great nights out after work, and at the...

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A wheely good time

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Things To Do, Vancouver | 2 comments

The weather over the past few days has been amazing here so today we checked off one of our ‘must-do’s’ which was to cycle round Stanley Park. We were out by 10:30am (unusual for us on a Sunday!) and got the bus up to Stanley Park Cycle on Denman Street. It was $15 each bike for half a days’ (3-5 hours) rental which is pretty good. After a slightly wobbly start we set off in the direction of Stanley Park. We didn’t...

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A sloth, two otters and a visit to the doctor

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in General, Settling In, Things To Do, Vancouver | 4 comments

As we haven’t done anything ‘touristy’ for a while we decided to go to the aquarium, in the hope that it would cheer both of us up for a bit! The aquarium is in Stanley Park, which is a 10 minute bus ride from our apartment. As I’ve mentioned before, I would love to work in the aquarium and have been trying so hard to get a job there, so I was very excited about this trip. We paid $25 each to get in, which surprisingly...

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Horsing around in Stanley Park

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 1 comment

Having had such a productive day on Wednesday we thought we’d take it fairly easy on Thursday, unfortunately ‘taking it easy’ meant walking for bloody miles! I’m not a huge fan of walking, but we did see some very cool stuff. We headed into downtown and looked for an internet cafe so we could scan some documents we needed to send to our soon-to-be landlord. We found somewhere on Robson Street near Stanley Park and...

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