Place 72 – Day 158: Vancouver, BC – Hot Chocolate & Jojo Rabbit

Shopping

We had our breakfast then got ready to head out.

We went out to get some stuff for the week at the shop.

We weren’t out at the shop for too long, so when we got back we decided we wanted to go to the cinema!

Hot Chocolate & Jojo Rabbit

We had been talking about watching Jojo Rabbit for a while, so we booked in to see that.

We didn’t have anything to do until that time, so we walked down to the Lindt store in the city to get a hot chocolate! It was pretty nice, though the definitely burned the milk.

This used enough time before the film, so we then walked to the cinema.

We got to the cinema very early so queued for some drinks and then secured seats, which was lucky as it was very busy!

We really enjoyed the film! We thought it was the perfect blend of comedy, story telling & drama. Really good film, 10/10!

Jojo Rabbit

Our Rating:- 10/10

We came home after the film and just chilled out. We had some leftovers for dinner, watched some TV and got an early night.

Curtis has an exciting delivery coming tomorrow!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 150: Vancouver, BC – Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

Lynn Headwaters Regional Park

We had a sleep in but then decided we wanted to go out somewhere.

Kim had been told about Lynn Valley, which is a village in North Vancouver, so we drove up there and did so with the hope of snow!

It took us 30 minutes and then we arrived.

We walked a bit further down the road and found a set of stairs, so we went down those!

We came to a beautiful clear river, which we continued to follow until we reached Lynn Headwaters Regional Park.

We started a trail and the further we got, the more snow there was!

We got to see some amazing sights, mostly the clear water river with the backdrop of a snow topped mountain which looked beautiful.

The snowy floor was beautiful and at times there was noone around, so it was silent and just relaxing.

We walked for a long while and just before it got dark we walked all the way back up to the car.

Coffee & Snacks

We treated ourselves with a coffee at a coffee shop in the village nearby. We shared a toasted cajun chicken sandwich and Curtis had a lemon slice whilst Kim had a nanaimo bar.

We got some things from the supermarket and drove home.

We got back home and were actually very tired! We watched some TV and then had sweet chilli wedges for dinner, whilst watching the movie Game Night.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 140: Vancouver, BC – New Years Day Beach Walk

New Years Beach Walk

After Kim spoke with her family in the morning, we went out to Kitsilano for a beach walk!

The weather was excellent (at the time) for a walk, so we did just that.

We drove out to Kitsilano, parked up and walked down to the beach.

We first stopped at the dog beach for Kim to say hi to some dogs, and then continued on to the human beach.

We got terrific views of the snowy mountains in the distance, too.

We walked along the beach for a while and then it started to rain, so we looked for a coffee shop!

We found one, but upon entering, it was too hot and crowded so we went elsewhere.

Once we found a new place, we got our coffees and, they were small, but pretty tasty!

We stopped at a supermarket on the way back to the car, but didn’t buy anything, so we went back to the car and drove home.

Early Dinner

We at dinner at 17:00, which is early for us! We had sweet chilli chicken with rice and vegetables.

We watched a film, which was alright, but it wasn’t the best we have seen. We don’t even remember the name…

We did some housework and got ready for work tomorrow and then watched some TV before sleeping.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 133: Vancouver, BC – Christmas Day 2019

The Breakfast

Kim went out at 06:00 to go and feed the cats, but came back and went back to bed.

We had the breakfast that Curtis’ family used to have at Christmas, which is pastries and strawberries!

Curtis had some coffee and that was the breakfast done!

The Families

We spoke with Kim’s family after breakfast, which was really nice! Kim opened her presents from her sister, which were some thermals and some items from Lush! Curtis got a thermos, which is orange, his favourite colour!

We then spoke with Curtis’ family and it was really nice as we haven’t spoken to them in a long while.

The Gavin & Stacey

We watched Gavin & Stacey’s Christmas special and it was excellent…exactly what we wanted to be and it’s setup to have more episodes, which we REALLY want!

Whilst we watched this, we had some cheese as a snack.

The Presents

We opened the rest of our presents from each other after watching the TV show.

Curtis got some whiskey and some cocktail mixes, which are things Curtis loves! He also got a hat and a jumper, but he did know of these before Christmas.

Kim got a small LED alarm clock for the bedroom as Kim wanted one that wasn’t too light but was bright enough to see the time at night.

Kim got a new handbag and purse, but she knew about these. She also got a cheese board with a built in utensils draw with the cheese knives in! All of it is made of bamboo, too.

The Dinner

We eventually made dinner, which didn’t take that long.

It was excellent though! Kim got some pigs in blankets brought over from England by someone at work and we had those with chicken, Yorkshire puddings, potatoes, stuffing and vegetables.

After our terrific meal, we watched some TV and then watched some shows on Netflix.

We plan to do more of the same tomorrow and the rest of this evening!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 132: Vancouver, BC – Office-Wide Lunch

Curtis’ Day

Curtis was up at the normal time of 07:30 to to ready for and go to work.

Curtis got to work around 08:45 and got some admin done before getting stuck down a rabbit hole of making changes to the new software his team is using.

The day in general was very quiet and Curtis just did a couple of tickets as well as the configuration he was doing.

At 12:00, 15 people from the office went out to lunch together, because why not!

They went to Rogue and Curtis had a burger which was pretty good. It was nice for Curtis to chat with colleagues, but he thought it would be best to not take anymore than an hour break, so he and his colleague walked back to the office.

Once back, Curtis did some more tickets, more configuration and then it was time to leave! The office closed at 15:00, so he left then and walked home.

Curtis played some games when he got home as was still out at the shop.

Kim’s Day

Kim didn’t have to work today, so she slept in and did very little.

She facetimed her family and then just before Curtis got home, she ran up to the shop to get some things for Christmas dinner tomorrow, and for us to have cheese for dinner tonight.

Kim then went out to feed her friend’s cat that she is looking after for the next few days.

Dinner & Christmas Movie

We ate our dinner of cheese and crackers whilst we watched The Last Leg and then we watched the movie Klaus which we had heard good things about, and we enjoyed it a lot!

We spent the rest of the evening just relaxing and watching TV, which is exactly what we plan to do tomorrow, too!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 216: Vancouver, BC – Sunday Brunch (Again) & 1 Hour Massage

Brunch

Kim went right out this morning for brunch.

She was meeting a friend from pole, who suggested they have lunch.

Kim and her friend went to Milestones for their brunch as it was meant to be well priced and nice.

Kim had French toast and thought it was just ok.

Shopping & Coffee

Once Kim was finished with brunch, Curtis met her at the shop to help with doing the shop.

We rewarded ourselves with a coffee at Starbucks before heading back home.

Massage

Kim went out again shortly after as she had a massage booked so she could relax after all of the party stress.

Kim’s massage was an hour long and exactly what she needed.

Once Kim got back home, we did some laundry and then had some food.

Curtis had the same as yesterday, tortellini with a homemade tomato sauce, and Kim had a tuna tuna potato.

We then finished the night by watching the film 6 Underground. This was a silly, funny film, but we actually quite enjoyed it, even though the story is a little confusing at first.

6 Underground

6/10


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Place 72 – Day 208: Vancouver, BC – A Christmas Tree

Last Night’s Hockey Game

Curtis’ hockey game last night was a good one!

Curtis’ team had a lot of spare people playing, but it turned out to be pretty good!

Curtis had a lot of chances and his team in general did actually, and they were playing the 2nd place team, too.

The score ended 1-0 to the other team, but everyone really enjoyed themselves and tried their hardest, which was the best!

Haircut

Curtis had a haircut at 13:15 today, so after our relaxed morning, he walked down to Gastown to get that done.

He had the same barber as he had last time, an Australian guy, so luckily the barber knew what Curtis wanted and could work on that for him easily!

Coffee & A Christmas Tree

We went to get a coffee after Curtis’ haircut, just up at the Starbucks by our house.

Once we were done with out coffee, we popped into Canadian Tire and bought ourselves a Christmas tree and some decorations to go on it…we plan to set this up sometime tomorrow.

Cheese & Wine

Curtis watched hockey when we got back and Kim watched some Queer Eye.

After both of these finished, we went up to the shop to get some cheeses so we could have wine and cheese again!

To do this though, we also needed wine, so we jumped into the liquor store to get that, too.

A Film

During our wine and cheese night, we watched a film that Kim has seen before, but wanted to watch called what to expect when you’re expecting.

It was actually not a bad film and Curtis enjoyed it more than he thought he would.

After watching that, we watched some YouTube videos and then went to bed…Kim is up fairly early tomorrow (for a Sunday anyway) and has a bit of a busy day planned!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale