February 9, 2017

Every week we go walking with a group from Sienna’s school.  Somewhere different every week which means we are discovering the Vancouver on foot!  Our walk this week was in the Pacific Spirit Park on the University Campus.  With all the snow we have had in the last week the walk today was amazing!  Snow boots were a must, plus many layers, thick coats and gloves!  

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Picturesque walk
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Amazing Stuff!

February 8, 2017

The snow continues to make life in Vancouver interesting!  I took a walk today down to Kitslano beach and it has a good 20cm layer covering it!  I even saw a lady cross country skiing across it!  So funny.

The pool has frozen over – great for the ducks! It still looks beautiful though.  There have been some fun additions to the local tennis courts as well – not great if you are a tennis coach however! 

More snow predicted for today but with a warm front coming in they are saying that is will be ice/rain – supposed to be nasty stuff!

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Frozen!Sweet Style-6526Tricky going uphill in the car!
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Cold wall
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The Beach
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Cold commute
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Bare trees
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Nice view

February 6, 2017

Welcome to another week of reflections of life in Vancouver!  It is Sunday afternoon right now as I sit here and write this and the snow is falling outside – such a surreal experience for this Aussie girl.  It is particularly strange as I am talking to all my Australian friends back home where they are experiencing scorching temperatures.  Lets hope this picture of the snow in Vancouver helps cool all my Aussie friends down!

1. Groundhog day is a real thing – trouble is there seems to be loads of groundhogs and they all say something different!

2. Nothing beats having a garage to park your car in when the temperatures are low and it is snowing (no we don’t have a garage so poor Emilio is feeling it as he removes the ice and snow)

3. I have now moved on from boots to winter coats!  

4. Dance classes are very expensive in Vancouver!

5. It still feels colder in Sydney when it is 15 degrees than it does in Vancouver when it is 5 degrees

6. This weeks Canadian lingo lesson – bathroom/toilet = washroom. Feeling proud that I am finally remembering this when out and need directions to the washroom!

7. Dogs don’t forget their family even if they haven’t seen them for weeks!

8. Dogs love snow and their paws don’t feel the cold (I even looked it up to check)!

8. When it is snowing you need to pick up the dog poo straight away otherwise it is quickly buried and you step in it (this was Indi’s reflection!)

9. Moving house is so much easier when all your possessions fit in 11 bags! 

10. We still can’t get used to seeing a “medicinal” Cannabis shop on every corner?!?

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February 4, 2017

After a beautiful week with crystal clear skies we woke this morning to snow!  What began as light snow turned heavier as the day went on and Vancouver is now covered in a blanket of snow!  At least 10cm fell today meaning that we played hooky from school, pulled out the toboggans and played in the lane behind our house!  So much fun!  

We have had a big week this week with Scooter arriving from Australia on Monday and then on Tuesday we moved to our new rental, which will be our home for the next 5 months!   Lets say moving home with just 11 bags is so much easier than moving a house!  Three trips in the car and we were done!  

Here are a few photos from today – Scooter seemed to enjoy the snow as well!

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Where is everyone?
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