6 months on…

Posted by on Aug 31, 2014 in UK, Vancouver | 3 comments

Ironically we found that written near our apartment in Vancouver about a week before we moved back! It’s now been almost 6 months since we moved back from Canada and we still talk about it pretty much daily! I thought it would get easier the longer we are away from it, but its the opposite! 🙁 I’ll touch on that again a bit later, don’t want to start this off on too much of a negative! Last week we did one of the things we...

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Life back in the UK…

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in UK, Vancouver | 3 comments

I know, it’s been a looonnnng time since we did a blog post. The flurry of activity we had moving back home has finally died down now and I’m pleased to say we’re both nicely settled back in the UK. Leaving Vancouver was as hard as we thought it would be. We stupidly thought that moving out of our apartment and flying home in the same day would be a good idea, but it wasn’t! Not that we had to rush around or anything, but...

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How to shop as an Expat in Vancouver

Posted by on Jul 29, 2013 in General, Settling In, Vancouver | 15 comments

We’ve moved to another country to experience new things. But we do have pangs of nostalgia for the easy times when we could just pop down to M&S, Tesco or Boots for things we needed. However, you can still find ‘British’ things halfway across the world! I’ve come up with a little list of where to find things which will hopefully help our fellow expats! Food & Drink Obviously the most important thing! There are a...

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LGW-YVR

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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Limbo

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Getting There | 2 comments

As I write this, it’s only 39 days to go until we move. 39 days! It’s unbelievable how quickly the days are flying past us. We’ve been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster recently with regards to Canada, one minute excited, the next one scared/nervous/emotional. At the moment we’re feeling a little nonplussed about it. This confuses us really as we thought at this point we’d be at the excited stage! One word that can sum up how...

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