We eventually left the house and went up to check out a few things we needed from Homesense, but first, coffee!
Curtis wanted to get a cardamom latte to see if that is any good, but they didn’t have any, so he got a cappucino instead whilst Kim got a salted caramel hot chocolate.
We sat and relaxed for a bit and then went up to Homesense to find a few things. The main things we wanted were;
An airtight contantainer for coffee
A dressing gown for Kim
We were able to get these things pretty easily and Curtis was also able to find a coat which he needed, and it was half price!
We got all of this (which was quite a bit of money) and then took it home before heading back out to go to the supermarket. We spent around $150 there which wasn’t too bad, but it was busy in there today.
Homemade Beef Stew
We got back home and Kim spent a couple of hours making a delicious beef stew with dumplings and a side of cauliflower cheese. A perfect warming dinner as the weather starts to get colder.
We settled and watched Vikings and had some ice cream.
As with every weekend, we did some shopping and grabbed a coffee before anything else!
We had breakfast, got ready and then went out to get something from London Drugs. Then, after that, we went to Homesense to find some perfect whiskey glasses to have for home, which we did! We had to queue for a while but eventually got them purchased and then went to Starbucks to get a coffee.
We had our coffee in Starbucks for a bit, but then went back home so others could sit down. The weather was bad, so coffee shops were busy!
We got back home and Kim took her shoes to the cobbler to get the. Heals re done. Whilst out, she saw a few dogs, one of which was a collie mixed with a German shepherd which was very cute! She then had a hug with a kitten before going back to pickup her shoes.
Once Kim got back, we started getting ready to go out.
We took the train down to the city and walked for 10 minutes up to a pub which has a whiskey bar out back!
We got in and got our flights of whiskey. Kim went for the Scottish, where as Curtis went for the recommended one from the barman which was the cherry aged whiskeys.
Along with our whiskey, we had a meat and cheese board, which was phenominal!
Curtis got to work and had a cold brew that Kim got him and it wasn’t great and actually made Curtis feel a little unwell.
Curtis got a few ticket in the morning and some were a bit more complicated which was excellent for him, making the time go fast.
After lunch, which Curtis ate even though he didn’t feel too good, he was kinda out of things to do, but started doing part of a project which was to write up policies.
The later and later it got in the day, the closer it got to hockey time, so Curtis was getting more and more nervous!
Curtis left and found and umbrella at work, so took that to walk home with!
This morning there was no catering, but Kim was in a 2 hour fire safety warden training so that ate up most of her morning. After the course Kim caught up on her emails, mainly with a supplier and the caterers for next week.
Then the weekly pizza came in so Kim sorted that out before jumping on a call with the regular catering company they use to discuss the trail that Kim had used. They talked about a few tweaks Kim wanted to make. It was a really successful call.
Then the fire drill started. Kim grabbed her high vis and ushered everyone out of the building and then spent the time hearding cats to try to get everyone in the same place!
After the fire drill kim and the other new fire wardens had a debrief.
When she got back to the office, Kim took 5 to have a sit down as it was almost 3! Then she rememebrred that she had a 3pm deadline to contact the hotel that she was speaking to yesterday to fully resolve the issue. She sorted all that and then put the remainder of the doughnuts from yesterday out!
Kim then spent most of the rest of her day listening to voicemail messages and picking through the backlog of emails she has.
First Hockey Game In Canada!
Can’t say it went well…
We got back home and had some pizza and then watched some TV. Around 19:15, we left and got into the car, heading to the Richmond Olympic Oval.
The traffic was abysmal and even when we got there, there was a queue to drive into the parking.
The parking is meant to be $2 per hour, but it didn’t give us a ticket so we parked for free!
We got a spot and then as Curtis was walking, he slipped on the wet floor and broke his flip flop, so he had to walk barefoot for the rest of the way.
The arena is huge, but we each finally found our spots.
The changing room was massive, and there is 8 of them, so Curtis had plenty of room!
After a brief changing room discussion, it was warm up time…And then game time!
It started well and Curtis’ team were actually able to get the first goal.
It was a very close game and Curtis had some good chances, but the game ended 6-1 the other way! Technically, it was 9-1, but after a 5 goal lead, the goals stop counting.
After the game, we drove home and were super tired. Now here we are, writing the blog!
We had a relaxed morning and then went out around 14:00.
We hopped in the car and drove to Richmond.
After 25 minutes of driving, we arrived at the strip mall and went right to Designer Shoe Warehouse and started looking for shoes.
Curtis had already ripped through his shoes as they were actually quite flimsy, so it was time to find something a bit sturdier (and probably more expensive).
Curtis managed to find some Under Armour shoes which were actually a very good price, too.
Kim was unable to find any shoes and we were also looking for some walking/hiking shoes for the winter, bu DSW didn’t have any, so we moved on to Sketchers, which were also not great.
We wanted a break so went to Starbucks for a coffee, but it wasn’t great and they seemed to get some of our order wrong too!
We left Starbucks and got back into the car and drove to Richmond Mall.
Kim wanted to look in a few clothes shops and also still look for some shoes.
We eventually went to SportChek and it was successful! Kim got a skirt there, Curtis got an Under Armour compression shirt to wear whilst playing hockey and Kim even managed to get some Columbia walking shoes.
We left after being here and we got home around 18:30, so were out for a good while!
Sweet Chilli Wedges
We got some potatoes when we got home, chopped them up and boiled them to make wedges. Whilst this was happening, we cooked up some bacon and grated some cheese to put in with the wedges and some sweet chilli sauce.