Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 883: Vancouver, BC – We Achieved!

We woke up and had some pain au chocolat and coffee from our favourite bakery and then got ourselves ready for the day, slowly.

The weather was gross again, so we decided we would get some more home shopping done.

We went to Homesense and Home Depot to get a bunch of things and it was very successful, though a bit busy!

We finished up there and still had a few things to get, so we went to Bed Bath & Beyond for a few other items.

We got done here and headed home, getting back at around 18:00. We were so hungry! Curtis went up to 2 different supermarkets to find something for dinner that was quick and easy, but there was nothing there. We were so hungry that we just ordered Tacofino and picked that up so we could eat quickly!

We then took down a bunch of recycling we had in the apartment, turns out that Sunday is the worst day as it was so busy, and then after that Kim had her nice relaxing weekly bath whilst Curtis played some games.

We then watched some TV together and headed to bed shortly after.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 578: Vancouver, BC – Mini Lasagna

We woke up at a pretty good time and then had a nice breakfast.

We wanted to have a walk, but it was raining pretty heavily and had no signs of slowing down, so instead we went and got a coffee then headed back home.

We got home and watched some TV and played a few games, then we went out to do the shop. We stopped off at Homesense and Curtis found a new coat as his has broken and we got a few other items we needed from there, then went onto the shop.

We got back home after the shop and we were hungry! Kim made a homemade mini (veggie) lasagna, which was exactly what we wanted, apparently!

Once we ate that, we took our the recycling and Kim the had her relaxing bath before we sat down to watch some TV together.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 549: Vancouver, BC – New Coffee Shop?

We had a late start today but had a really good sleep!

We got up and had a cooked breakfast, similar to our dinner we had the other night, and then got ourselves ready for the day.

We went out for a short walk, just in time to beat the rain!

We had a coffee at a shop we had walked past a lot but never been in called Matchsticks.

We really liked the coffee from there, so it may be a new one we visit from time to time!

We had our short walk until it just started to rain, then we headed back home.

Curtis then watched hockey and Kim looked at some apartments and watched Happy Feet.

We then had a nice easy dinner, some chicken with rice, and then relaxed watching some TV and playing games.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 529: Vancouver, BC – Apartment Browsing

We woke up a little later today as we really had no plans.

We woke up and had some crepes for breakfast.

We slowly got ourselves ready and then went out for a walk, in the rain, to get out for a bit, but also to get another hot chocolate for Kim to try.

We went to an Italian cafe for the hot chocolate today, it was a salted caramel hot chocolate and Curtis had a cappuccino.

The hot chocolate was really nice but the cappuccino was a little disappointing.

We walked for a bit but it started to rain a little heavier, so we headed home.

Once we got home, we watched a bit of TV to relax for a bit, then Kim had some things to do for our PR, so she did that and then we took a look at some 2 bedroom apartments online as we are thinking of getting ourselves some more space! We even booked in to see one in the same building we are currently in, for Tuesday, just to see how it is.

We then made a veggie roast for dinner, which we were very excited for!

We ate that, and were stuffed, so the remainder of the evening was a lot of relaxing.

We have what is hopefully the last apartment viewing of our apartment tomorrow evening.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 498: Vancouver, BC – New Year’s Eve 2020

We tried to wake up at a good time, but accidentally fell back asleep and woke up at 12:00!

We had some breakfast and then got ready, but once we got ready, the weather had turned and there was a lot of rain, so we didn’t go for a walk.

Kim did a little bit of work that she had to do and we also took a photo of Kim for our PR application.

We played some games and then had some cheese and wine for dinner whilst watching the film Set It Up, which we actually really enjoyed.

We played some more games and watched TV and have no plans for when it hits 00:00, as you’d expect!

Happy New Year to everyone and let’s hope COVID-19 gets under control at some point in 2021! 🤞


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 486: Vancouver, BC – Gross Weather

We woke up at around 12:00 accidentally, but it was a nice sleep!

We had some cinnamon buns for breakfast (yes, we still have some) then we spent the entire day just playing games and watching TV. We didn’t really have any plans and the weather was really gross, just raining all day, so we just relaxed.

When it came to dinner time, we had leftover Korean from yesterday which was as delicious as it was yesterday.

Kim watched the next movie in the series of The Hunger Games whilst Curtis played games.

We’ve decided we will be smart and go to the shop during the week instead as it should be less busy than the weekend (especially before Christmas).


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 480: Vancouver, BC – Finishing A Book & Playing Card Games

We woke up a little later today, because, Sunday!

We had cinnamon buns for breakfast again and had a pretty lazy day overall.

We got some housework done throughout the day, some laundry and we did the dishes and we did some vacuuming.

We went out to get ourselves a coffee and then came right back home as it was very gross outside!

Kim managed to finish a book she was reading in the morning and when we got back from getting our coffee, we played a bunch of games! We started with Connect 4 and then played some card games. We do enjoy playing some physical games from time to time.

Kim then made a chicken katsu curry which took some time but was delicious!

We watched a bit of TV and some YouTube videos and then Kim had a nice relaxing bath before bed.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 417: Vancouver, BC – Video Job Application

We woke up around the same time as yesterday and we had a nice breakfast and relaxed for a bit.

Kim spoke with her sister for a bit in the morning and then we got ourselves ready for the day.

We played some games during the day and then Kim spent a lot of the day filming and editing a video application she has to do for a job.

She has to create a video answering some questions about her experience and the company she is applying for.

Kim enjoyed the experience of creating this gave her, but it was a little tough to figure out. She was certainly glad with the outcome, though!

We then spent the rest of the evening relaxing and getting a few things done around the apartment.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 157: Vancouver, BC – The Rain’s Back!

Rain!

We got up lazily and had some breakfast whilst watching some TV.

Once we could be bothered, we went out in the rain (which is now back, for at least the next 10 days) to get a coffee, as well as go to the pharmacy to get something.

We came right back home and Curtis watched the Leafs game whilst Kim went out to get some perfect shoes for work.

After that, we chilled out and did nothing whilst we ordered a curry for dinner!

We watched Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood. We didn’t enjoy it that much as we didn’t really understand the whole point of it. It was all over the place and a little odd.

Either way, we watched a bit more TV and then headed to bed.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 189: Vancouver, BC – Broken Elevators

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got to work and 3 out of the 6 elevators weren’t working!

Curtis crammed into one of them and just after he arrived at work, he was told that all of the elevators had stopped working, so he got there at the perfect time.

Curtis had his standard team meeting after doing a lot of a admin for the morning, but then really had nothing planned.

His day became busy, in a good way, and he was able to get a lot of tickets completed.

A concern was raised about something project related, so that is what Curtis spent most of his afternoon doing, after his team strategy meeting which lasted for an hour.

Right at the end of the day, Curtis did some project admin but also helped someone who had been having some issues for a few days.

Once that was done, it took Curtis perfectly to the end of the day.

Luckily, the elevators were working.

Kim’s Day

Today Kim had a day of getting the things she has been putting off done.

Kim started by sending out a chaser message about the Holiday party so she collected the RSVPs and gave the spreadsheets formulas so Kim doesnt have to do maths anymore, then the fruit arrived so Kim sorted all of that and then reorganised one of the other cupboards in the kitchen. Kim gutted it, sorted through plastic cutlery boxed up some plastic lids and just generally had a good clean up.

Kim then spent some time drafting up business cards and got them sent out to be made up.

Kim then sent a few emails about the holiday party and added more points to the to do list and moved some from ‘to do’ to ‘completed’ which is a win!

Throughout the day there were many deliveries, which Kim can only expect will increase over the next few coming months!

One of the deliveries for Kim’s colleague was ful of decorations for the holiday party. The only issue was that one of the things ordered was about a third of the size they wanted! So they will have to get more!

Kim then got her head down and scanned all of her receipts for the past month and saved them all too! This is so great as it means she will have done it just in time to reconcile!

Costco

We went over to Costco to get a few things from there on the way home.

We didn’t get much at all and were out within 20 minutes!

The weather was foul, so all of our bags and the box we carried got wet, but at least we got the items we needed.

Weekly Clean

We got home and did our weekly clean.

We took the rubbish and recycling out and then cleaned up around the apartment.

Kim walked up to the shop to get a few things and then when she got back, we had dinner.

Chicken Baguette

We had a chicken baguette for dinner, with mayonnaise and sweetcorn, accompanied by turkey stuffing crisps and some of our leftover “fancy” cheese.

We watched some TV, made some lunch for tomorrow and that was our evening!


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Mr & Mrs Hale