Remembrance Day

We arrived for the Remembrance Day ceremony at Victory Square a little later than I would have liked. This meant we were further away from the action and couldn’t see anything. Le sigh. <!–more–> But the fact that there were so many people made me happy. It’s important that the community comes together to recognise […]

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King Edward VII Fountain

This heritage monument was commissioned in 1912, dedicated to the memory of King Edward VII. It originally included bronze cups on chains, but they were taken by thieves and never replaced. Edward VII was the eldest son and second child of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Known for the […]

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Rice Lake

Yesterday marked the end of daylight savings time here in Vancouver. A precious extra hour over the weekend is akin to winning the lottery. Very exciting time! Not only that, but the rain finally stopped and we awoke to beautiful blue skies and sunshine. My heart was singing!

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Autumn Sunshine

When I checked the weather forecast before leaving the house this morning, I let out a sigh. Rain, rain and more rain. Basically, a soggy mess. That’s typical for Vancouver at this time of year, but it’s still depressing knowing that we’ve got months of being cooped up inside ahead of us.

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Morning Commute

I take the train to work each morning. Much of the ride is in a tunnel underground, so the view is non-existent. Emerging to this beautiful sunrise has to be a sign of a good day to come, right?

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Morning Fog

My parents, wanting to take advantage of the recent warmer temperatures and break in Autumn rain, had their trailer riverside for one last hurrah of camping over the weekend.

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Post-Turkey Walk

Are there any other Canadians out there who are feeling shame, physical pain and/or regret after inhaling far too much Thanksgiving turkey dinner while not wearing comfortable stretchy pants?

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Modern Handi

To celebrate our 7 year anniversary together, my boyfriend and I decided to dine in at Modern Handi, a relatively new – and well received – Indian restaurant in our West End neighbourhood.

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Coal Harbour

I had plans to be productive today. I was out of bed at 6:30am and worked on France trip related things (14 days to go!) for several hours before deciding to take a “quick” nap. Four hours later I woke from a deep sleep with a pounding headache, kicking myself for a wasted afternoon.

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A Return to Van Dusen

Guess who made any excuse to return to one of her favourite places in Vancouver and was back in the land of lush green beautiful gardens yesterday? Hint: ME!

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