No Gear. No Idea.

We thought we were doing so well, basking in the glory of the Vancouver administrative challenges and completion. Little did we know daily life would hold such challenges! I feel a kit-less, witless, nincompoop: I am generally getting lost (on foot and in the car) and asking questions to locals that you would expect to…

Commute of my dreams

This is all a bit retrospective as I am about a week behind on updates due to ongoing technical challenges. I am having to wrestle a 6 or 4 year old to get my hands on a device which connects to the internet and then using it on slightly wonky platforms, so forgive both my…

City Love

I have a crush, and it is for Vancouver. Oh beautiful gorgeous buzzing city flanked by mountains and sea in sweet bright sunshine. I’m all weak at the knees and slightly gooey on the inside. And in addition to this we are blessed by family and friends and our big list of tasks is made…

Home Sweet Home

Bless this house. Half the rooms are now completely empty, having had exposed spots hoovered of 5 years of dust, rooms peppered with post it notes explaining switches and assorted keys, the bellies of cupboards tipped into boxes now taped and stacked in the hallway or driven off to their temporary abode. And it’s blissfully…

On your marks, get set…..

Things are hotting up! It’s the final count-down (can’t help doing an air guitar anthem in my head every time this gets mentioned) badadaa daaa, bada dah dah dah! Oh dear, the signs of my stress are visible, I’m slipping into delirium. But good lord, it’s been a tough week – the many goodbyes and…

Stuff and nonsense

There’s been a lot of stuff going out of house. Over the past 6 weeks or so I’ve boxed up enough stuff to make our rental feel like home for 3 months: family photos, soft furnishings, bedding, cook books, yoga/wetsuits/ski gear (hah – Mr Babymule’s ski gear – I still have a fear of mountains…