Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 309: Vancouver, BC – Distant Coffee With A Friend

Father’s Day Chat

Kim had a father’s Day chat with her family after breakfast and then headed out for a few hours.

Distant Coffee With A Friend

Kim and her friend decided to go for a walk, sit down and chat whilst having a coffee!

It was nice to sit and chat (distanced, of course) and get outside.

Kim even managed to get quite sunburned, even though it was raining most of the time!

Kim went to a shop to look for Vietnamese coffee but there was none, so she went to Costco to get a couple of things.

Shopping

When Kim got back home, we went out to do a shop, after we decided on what food we were going to have for the week.

The weather was very warm when we went out, which we weren’t expecting.

We weren’t in the shop too long and then came right back home.

We unpacked everything and were hungry, so we made dinner.

Delicious Chicken

We made nice creamy herb chicken with mushrooms, peas and potatoes which was phenomenal!

After that, Kim went to the drug store to get some Aloe for her burns and also picked up a marble cake, which reminded us of Italy as we used to eat them there all the time.

We ate the dessert and then watched the film All The Bright Places, which was much more hard hitting than we thought it was going to be, but it teaches some very good lessons and we thought it was done very well.

29,000!

We hit 29,000 blog views today! Thank you to everyone…nearly at 30,000 which is crazy!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Day 72 – Day 259: Vancouver, BC – Distant Friend Visit

Distant Friend Visit

We had some eggs for breakfast and then Kim got ready to go out.

Kim went out to the shops first to get some masks for when we look at apartments as well as a few other things.

Kim then drove out to see her friend Lucy, distanced, of course.

She sat out on the patio whilst Lucy was in her doorway, just so they could chat in person for a bit, which was well warranted!

We did have a plan to go and see an apartment today, but as we didn’t book in, we have to wait until tomorrow for that.

2 Takeaways In A Week!

When Kim got home, we looked at some more apartments and contacted some of them for viewings.

We then watched a bit of TV but started to get hungry. We both oddly had a craving for McDonald’s, which we haven’t had in what feels like forever, so we ordered one for dinner!

We watched some more TV with dinner, and then played some mini sticks, followed by some Need For Speed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 179: Vancouver, BC – Sunday Training & Hockey Game!

Training

Kim had pole dancing training at 12:30 which she was really looking forward to and was doing it with a friend.

She had a pretty good session, but she was quite tired.

Kim had booked a foot scrub for 14:00, but wasn’t able to get there in time and they didn’t have any more spots, so she had to not go.

Instead, Kim went for a coffee with her friend and chatted.

Shopping

Curtis walked up to the shop to meet Kim to do the weekly shop.

After that, Curtis went up to get himself a coffee from Starbucks.

Planning

We had a phone call with a friend who we are going to visit at the weekend! We spoke With him to get a few things planned for the weekend.

Qasadillas

We had homemade qasadillas for dinner which were really tasty!

We watched some TV for a bit and then we headed off to the ice rink for Curtis’ hockey game.

Hockey

Curtis’ team needed to win to pull away from this team in the standings…and they did!

Curtis had different linemates for this game, but played on the 1st line and continued his point streak, getting 1 assist and was +2 on the night, too.

The team won 3-1 and had a very well played defensive game, considering there were a lot of spares playing.

Curtis got a penalty, but he thinks it was more of a collision then a penalty, but it was called as ‘interference’.

Curtis now has 8 points in his last 5 games, taking him to 14 points in 21 games. He’s pretty happy with that (and he’s top of the team!).


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 209: Vancouver, BC – The Tree Is Up!

Morning Pole

Kim went out to pole right away in the morning. She was really excited to try a few moves that she was yet to try, and she got some more moves sorted and put together that she may be able to use for a routine!

Curtis did the laundry whilst Kim was out and it felt like a productive morning.

Coffee With A Friend

Kim got back but went right back out again, for a coffee with a friend from pole.

Once Kim was done with her coffee, which she got to chat about a lot of things with her new friend which was great.

An Iron & Bulbs

We went to get some food dinner, but also stopped at Canadian Tire as we finally need to buy an iron for us to use when we go to Kim’s Holiday party. We also got some lightbulbs as we need to replace a few in our apartment.

We got back home after getting all we needed to and replaced the bulbs we needed to and then we did a bit more laundry.

Veggie Roast

We watched some TV and then decided we wanted to make food, so Kim did just that.

We had a veggie roast again, because that’s proper Sunday food!

The food was delicious, as ever.

Tree Is Up!

We put up the Christmas tree, and put some decorations on it.

We haven’t finished yet, but it’s pretty much done…It looks a bit like a Christmas tree!

Messy Lunch Fail

We watched more TV, most notably the Last Leg.

Curtis made lunches, and originally Kim was going to have leftovers from tonight, so Curtis put some in a pot and went to put it in the fridge. As he did so, it somehow opened and dropped from his hand, throwing all the food inside the fridge!

Due to this, we had to take a shelf out and 2 draws and clean it. It was probably overdue anyway, so was good to get done.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 178: Vancouver,BC – Evening Sewing Fun

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work at a perfect time today.

He was able to get admin completed when he arrived and then had his team meeting which he has each morning.

After the meeting, Curtis spent most of the day doing ticket work, but that was varied too which was great.

Curtis had to do a bit of project work, but not too much.

Curtis’ day was pretty uneventful, but walking home was beautiful!

Kim’s Day

As the competition is this weekend coming Kim decided to head into work early so she could fit in some open training and partially be involved in a regular class.

Kim ate far too much on the Vegas and Utah trip and didn’t train for nearly a week so really missed it!

When Kim got in she reorganised the the kitchen back to how it usually is and decided to fix some of the tables.

After this Kim spent a fair amount of time going over the invoices she hadn’t yet saved and listened to the past few weeks of voicemails. This took a while!

Kim then had a meeting about the summer party with her colleague and took on a lot of information and guidance about how to plan it.

Kim arranged a FedEx and sorted the pizza and tacos that arrived for different meetings. Kim sat down for some lunch and had some pizza.

After lunch, Kim continued with sorting the invoices that she is working her way through before having a good catch up with a colleague.

When Kim started she worked closely with the HR team and provided some support there, however she hasn’t had much to do with it over the past few months.

Kim and her teammate had a catch up to realign how this will be working going forward and talk about the gaps in Kim’s training.

Sewing

Kim went to training and the classes were fun. The open pole session was packed, so Kim achieved very little, with the exception of a nice little transition move she will throw into the routine! The second lesson Kim did not succeed in! She didn’t want to injure herself so kept to the basic end of the combo and didn’t push herself too much.

After that, she went back home with a friend from training to try and sew some things together for their performances.

This didn’t go too great as the machine didn’t seem to work correctly, but it was fun anyway.

After her friend left, Kim showered and then we sat and watched a little bit of TV before sleeping.

We can’t believe it’s Friday tomorrow already and we have a day off Monday!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place72 – Day 173: Vancouver, BC – Fancy Dinner

Helping A Friend

We woke up and had a nice cooked breakfast of scrambled eggs, mushrooms, toast and hash browns.

After we got ready, Kim went out to meet a friend who pulled a hamstring, so she could give her something to help with the pain.

Modus Coffee

Kim got back and we went out for some coffee!

We went to Modus coffee which is meant to be pretty good.

We got a really nice mug, which was great. Kim got what was called a ‘real’ cappucino, which is tiny and Curtis wanted a bigger coffee so he got a latte.

The latte looked great and was pretty tasty, but Curtis likes it stronger. Kim’s cappucino was very bitter, so Curtis drank it instead!


Modus Coffee | Vancouver, BC

Our Rating:- 7/10


Cinema Time!

We took the train out to Metropolis so we could go to the cinema.

We went to watch Zombieland: Double Tap as we really enjoyed the first one so wanted to see if the second lived up to it.

We thought that it was just as good as the first, really funny, a good amount of action and great animation/effects.


Zombieland: Double Tap

Our Rating:- 9/10


Fancy Dinner

On the walk back from the train station, we both got some amazing photos of the city!

We got back home and had a really nice fancy dinner of cheese, wine, crackers, relish and meats! It was really nice and relaxed, which was great.

We watched some TV and then got ready for work tomorrow before heading to bed.


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale