Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 213: Vancouver, BC – Glamming Up!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work early today, so that he can make time up for a couple of hours he wants to take off next Thursday.

Curtis had a bit of time to himself in the quite, in which he was able to be very productive!

Curtis did pretty much just ticket work for most of the day, but he also watched a demo for some software that the team is looking at getting, as well as a bit of work on the team’s new helpdesk software, which he has to get configured for the team to use.

Curtis was asked to be one of the people to help look after the new nitro brew coffee. They recently got nitro hot coffee and nitro cold brew, so Curtis had to learn about how to maintain that.

Curtis left the office and met Kim so we could go for a bit of shopping!

Kim’s Day

Kim spent most of her morning running around and collecting the last few things she needs before the party tomorrow and closing up a lot of mini tasks.

Before Kim left to go on lunch she was surprised with a bottle of wine and some coasters from a team in the office! It was totally unexpected and so lovely!

Kim then headed out to the hotel for a holiday lunch that they put on! Kim and a colleague went down, had a brilliant couple of hours catching up with our reps, enjoying great food and even winning prizes!

When she got back to the office Kim had a small meeting with her teammate about the party and all the other upcoming events!

Kim then stocked the mini fridge with drinks so it can be ready for an all day meeting that is taking place tomorrow.

Glamming Up

We went to a couple of shops before heading home.

We went first to find Curtis a waistcoat and tie for tomorrow’s Christmas party.

We stopped at Topman, but there weren’t any options he liked there.

We then went to H&M and he found the perfect combination.

We went down to Gastown for Kim to look in a shop she had been recommended to look at for dresses.

This was an independent store and the staff were incredibly nice!

Kim found the perfect dress and so she bought that.

We took the train back home and then Kim left to go to training.

The class tonight was hard, but Kim really enjoyed it! She managed one of the moves and even learned a new way to invert, which is amazing!

Curtis watched hockey whilst Kim was out.

Kim was going to come right home, but found out that her friend had the nail varnish she was looking for, so she went to her place to borrow that instead!

Kim stopped off at a couple of shops on the way home, so that she could return a few items she had bought.

Once Kim got home, we watched some TV and then got some sleep…Curtis felt tired after his early start today!

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 5: Vancouver, BC – Gastown & Steam Clock


We walked down to Gastown today.

Gastown is an old town area with Victorian-style buildings.

This area was just a 30 minute walk from our apartment.

Unfortunately, we had to walk again as the elevators are still not working!

There isn’t really anything to do, as such, but it’s a great place to wamder around and peruse the architecture.

‘Gassy Jack’ – The founder of Gastown – From Hull, England


In Gastown, there are many ‘hipster’ coffee shops to visit, so we had to give one a go.

The first we went to didn’t do a normal sized cappucino, only a small (again, for some reason!), so we moved on.

We almost didn’t bother, but then find a place called Buro.

The service wasn’t great, but when our drinks were presented to us, they looked phenomenal!

Unfortunely, that was where the amazement stopped.

Curtis’ cappuccino had an odd taste and Kim’s hot chocolate even more so.

We were not impressed, and it was expensive!

Buro | Vancouver, BC

Rating:- 3.5/10

Steam Clock

The main attraction of this area is the steam clock.

One of just 3 in the world, this clock is ran by steam, but also had a special feature;

As seen in the video (ignore the man), the clock strikes and puffs out steam, making it make chime sounds! A prettu awesome invention. More people should have these in their homes.


We came home and watched some TV and then Curtis had hockey to watch.

We ordered pizza after the 2nd intermission, from Domino’s, and Kim went to collect it.

Whilst she was out, Curtis greeted the host of our apartment who was dropping off some spare bed sheets and a towel for our special guest on Wednesday!

We ate our pizza – Curtis’ was tasty but Kim’s wasn’t great – and watched more TV.

Black Mirror

We ended the night with some more black mirror. We still aren’t sure what’s going on, but it’s good.

This Time Last Year!

Mr & Mrs Hale