Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 960: Vancouver, BC – It’s Not Coming Home

We woke up at the same time as yesterday and got coffee and croissants for breakfast again.

We chatted with Kim’s parents for about an hour and then the football started! Curtis watched it, not that he really cared, but it could’ve been a big moment. Unfortunately for England, they didn’t win, but Curtis still didn’t really care at all.

Whilst Curtis watched football, Kim went out to the beach with a friend and also got some ice cream, too! Once she was done there and the football was done, Curtis walked to meet Kim at Sportchek to get some shoes for wearing to the gym as well as some gym clothes.

We got back home and then walked over the street to the (not good) supermarket to get a few things for the week and then we decided we fancied burgers tonight, so we ordered McDonald’s for dinner!

We watched some TV and a film in the evening and relaxed.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 953: Vancouver, BC – Fish & Chips (Minus the Fish)

We woke up a little late today but we needed the sleep!

We had some breakfast and got ourselves ready.

We went out to drop off a package for Kim’s colleague and whilst we were in the area, we thought we might as well head to Steveston, which is a place we have been a few times but it’s a nice little town!

We got a coffee when we got there, which wasn’t actually that nice, and then we fancied some English style chips from the fish and chip shop.

We waited for those and once we got them, we had a little walk and stopped at a park to sit and eat our chips.

Once we ate them, we had some more of a walk and then headed back to the car to drive home.

We stopped off at Bed, Bath & Beyond to get a thing or two and then we went back on the road to go home.

After we got back, we walked down to a supermarket to get some cheese for dinner and then Curtis went home and played games whilst Kim met a friend down at the beach to relax there, similar to how she did last night.

Once Kim got home, we had cheese and wine for dinner and relaxed, watching some TV.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 912: Vancouver, BC – Homemade Pizza! 🍕

We woke up late today, as it was a day off, then we made a fancy breakfast!

Curtis had something akin to an eggs Benedict whilst Kim had mushrooms on toast, with egg. Both were delicious.

We got ourselves ready, slowly, and then went out to the the supermarket.

Turns out, where we have been parking for the last 2 years is now paid parking, as is most of the area around it! We had to find another spot, which we did, but that’s a little frustrating.

We completed the shop and came home, then Curtis watched the leafs game whilst Kim chatted with a friend.

Kim then went out to buy a kitchen mixer and a few other items. Kim was very happy about getting to buy and use a KitchenAid for the first time… Very exciting!

Once Kim got back, we made homemade pizza! First, Kim made the dough and let that rise for a bit, then we chucked our toppings on.

We had chicken, red onion, red pepper and sweetcorn atop of BBQ & tomato sauce.

We are that, which was excellent, and then relaxed for the remainder of the evening.

We are both getting up early tomorrow, Kim for work and Curtis to watch the next GB hockey game!


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 897: Vancouver, BC – Switching Up Our Walk

We woke up fairly late, accidentally, and then had some french toast for breakfast.

Once we were done with breakfast, we watched the Formula 1 race and then got ourselves ready to go out.

We went out for a walk, as usual, but we walked a bit of a different way once we got to the park.

We walked around a lake that is in the park, which was a little quieter, greener and had some herons in the lake that we watched for a bit.

We walked back home and were pretty hungry, so made some dinner when we got back. We had vegetables, egg and chicken on top of rice, which was really nice.

We went out to do the weekly shop, but we also went to Canadian Tire to pickup some new cutlery.

We did our shop and headed back to the car, where there was a bit of an altercation happening. Nothing physical, but we waited with one of the people until the police arrived. That was a bit of excitement for the evening but luckily everyone was ok.

We headed back home and watched a bit of TV, then we did a little bit of reading in Norwegian. Curtis bought Kim a book for her birthday and she took a look at it today and enjoyed reading in Norwegian!

Kim then had a bath whilst Curtis played some games, then we watched some TV for the remainder of the evening.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 875: Vancouver, BC – Busy Beaches

We had a nice lay in and slept very well laat night.

We had some breakfast and got ourselves ready, then had a chat with Kim’s family.

After this, we went out for a walk.

We stopped to get a fancy coffee Kim had seen online, which was honey comb and cream coffee. It was sweet but pretty nice! Kim also got a cheese tart to go with it, which was delightful.

We got that and walked for a couple of hours, down to the beaches. The beaches and around the beaches was VERY busy (you can be in a group of up to 10 outside here, at the moment, for some reason) so it was a little stressful walking around, but the weather was beautiful and hot!

We got pretty hungry and thirsty, so we got a lemonade each from a place near the beach and then we headed back home.

Once we got home, we ordered some McDonald’s because we really fancied it and we stuffed our faces with that.

We then, after rolling off the sofa, very full, went to the supermarket to do an actual shop as we’re basically out of everything now!

We got that shop done and on the way back we picked up a storage rack to put in our walk in closet for our clothes.

We got back home and were going to unpack, but it was 10pm so we just wanted to chill and will tackle that tomorrow.


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Mr & 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 570: Vancouver, BC – It’s Spring!

We had a really great sleep last night and didn’t even sleep in that long this morning.

We had a lazy morning, had some pancakes for breakfast and got ready slowly.

We went out in the beautiful spring weather for a walk, but it seemed that everyone else had the same idea!

The restrictions has changed a bit here in Vancouver, people can now meet up to 10 people (the same 10 people each time) outside (masked and distanced), so there were quite a few groups out doing that.

We walked for a while and actually didn’t get a coffee, instead we got a soft drink from a shop as it was a fairly warm day out and we wanted something cold and refreshing.

We walked back home and waited for the elevator which took a while.

We got back up and Curtis watched hockey. Kim went out to get a snack from Tacfino as she was a little hungry and she watched the rest of the original Mulan film.

After hockey, Kim had a little nap and then we went to the supermarket to do a small shop.

We made some chicken wraps for dinner when we got home and had a relaxing rest of the evening.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 505: Vancouver, BC – Busy, Productive & Successful!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis had quite a quiet morning, but did a few things here and there.

After lunch, it got a bit busier, with a few tickets coming in together and Curtis jumped on those, as well as some people reporting some other issues which Curtis helped with too.

At the end of the day, Curtis was informed of someone leaving the company tomorrow so he had to organise their equipment return.

Kim’s Day

Kim started her day with a quick call with a teammate to help them with a question they had and set up a few things on their calendar. She then spent a small amount of time preparing for her meetings for the day before hosting an onboarding.

After the onboarding Kim had a meeting planned to go over some HR things. The meeting covered kittle of what was planned, but was very productive and useful!

Kim then joined the recruitment meeting to discuss the open roles and the next steps.

For the afternoon Kim had a lot of little meetings and organised a few IT things as well as looked at candidates for an open position that the company has.

Evening

Kim went out to get some chicken and once she got back we had Katsu Curry!

We had the sauce already, so we just needed to bread and fry the chicken (and make rice).

We ate that and watched some TV for the evening.

We can’t believe it’s Thursday already!


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 491: Vancouver, BC – Christmas Eve Nap

Final Work Day

Curtis had to work until 15:00 today. There was not a huge amount to do, but he did have an onboard and a few tickets to get done, as well as some admin and a little bit of project work.

Kim went out to get lunch today. We had Lebanese wraps and they were very delicious!

Curtis worked for a further 30 minutes whilst Kim went out to the shops to get a few things.

Once Kim got back, we went out for a walk and it was quite cold, but we got a hot chocolate, which was warming!

We got home from our walk and we were cold, so we thought we would get in bed to warm up…Then we had a nap by accident! We did feel better after that, though.

We then looked at some work permit information to see what we can do for Kim on that side of things, as some things changed a little bit from how we thought it would work.

After that we watched the film Happiest Season and then had some cheese and wine for dinner! Kim listened to Christmas music whilst she got this together which she was happy about.

We chilled for the rest of the evening.


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 220: Vancouver, BC – The Day Went Fast!

Curtis’ Day

Curtis got working and whilst the day started slow, it certainly picked up!

Curtis did some tickets in the morning and then at 11:00 (ish) we went for a walk together up to the shop, to kill two birds with one stone, getting a walk in and getting some things from the shop.

After that, Curtis’ day got very busy, with many people messaging him and a lot of new tickets coming in!

He got a lot done, but then also had 1:1 meeting after lunch, followed by another project related interview meeting.

After that, Curtis spent the rest of the afternoon sorting out some folders which had duplicates, so he had to compare both, check which was the right one and delete the other.

All in all, that took a couple of hours but the time went super fast!

Kim’s Day

Kim joined the company wide meeting to start her day and then spent some time looking into how things will work with couriers at the moment!

She then worked on sending out invites for social things happening soon, a cello recital and company wide social catch up on Wednesdays!

After lunch Kim wrote down plans for other mini games. She wrote up the blurb and ‘rules’ for the games to save her time when it comes to sending out invites!

Kim then had a quick call to practise how she can make break out rooms on Zoom and said a nice hello to other people in her team which was nice!

More Working Out

We took the bins out, emptied the dishwasher and then did more working out!

We did the next day of our 14 day workout followed by some stretching.

Kim did some more whilst Curtis tapped out and played games instead.

We then had vegetarian chilli for dinner and then Kim went out to work to pickup a couple of things she needs from there.

We watched some TV and played some more games when Kim got back and that was our day, which was a super fast one!


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Mr & Mrs Hale