August 9, 2018

Every spring a number of Tulip farms in the outskirts of Vancouver hold an annual tulip festival to show off the rows and rows of beautiful blooms that arrive once the cold winter starts to turn to spring!  

A group of us decided to head out to see it for ourselves and we were not disappointed.  The festival is held in Abbotsford about an hour east of downtown Vancouver!  If you do head out remember to take your gum boots as the ground is pretty soggy but definitely worth a visit if you are in town late April/early May.

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August 4, 2018

The Spring Blossoms in Vancouver were magical this year and provided the perfect back drop for Sienna and I to have some fun!  It is always a waiting game to get the correct week when everything blooms as the weather hits the perfect temperature, but when they do it is just so beautiful to drive the streets and find the blooms out in force!  

The beauty of living in this part of the world that experiences 4 distinct seasons is just so incredible and one of the pure delights of living in Canada!

Enjoy!

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We were keen for some warmth and sunshine for our annual March Spring break so we headed to Hawaii for some relaxation and down time!  The first few days turned out to be a little rainy and cool but after that the sun came out and gave us exactly what we were looking for!  I am not usually a big beach swimmer but I must say the temperature of the water on Waikiki Beach was pretty amazing!  Sadly I only realised this on the last few days!  

We stayed at the beautiful Moana Surfrider right in the middle of Waikiki – definitely amongst all the action so if you are looking for seclusion and quite this is not the place for you!  

During our 10 day stay we hired a car for a day and took a drive around the beautiful island, stopping for coconut shrimp and shaved ice and visited the famous surf beaches of the north shore!  We also took a great tour to Pearl Harbour to learn the history of the very famous bombing of this area during world war 2.

Enjoy our photos from a fun 10 days away!

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July 16, 2018

February in Vancouver has seen some amazing snow storms – the locals still keep telling us this is unusual but everyone is very excited by the beauty and unexpectedness it creates!  The girls even got to enjoy a snow day when school was cancelled!  Here are some photos from the two snow days we had in the second half of February – beautiful winter wonderland!

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May 24, 2018

We have completed embraced the skiing life while living here in Canada and while I am still very much a basic green run skier (aka the easiest slope you can find!!) we have had the opportunity to visit and ski in Whistler on three different weekends over the winter.  We also were able to catch up with many Aussie visitors during our weekends in the snow which was loads of fun!  

The conditions have been completely different every weekend – from so much snow we didn’t know what to do with it to beautiful blue skies and icy slopes!  No matter what the conditions though being outside in the fresh air getting some exercise is just the best way to spend your days!

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