Tagged with Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Yesterday we spent the morning at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium.  The girls love everything sea-creature related and have quite a bit of knowledge about them (thank you Octonauts!) so they had been really looking forward to it. The first thing the girls wanted to see was the jellyfish exhibition and we were lucky enough to … Continue reading

Vancouver – Science World and ice cream

Vancouver – Science World and ice cream

Today the girls and I spent a full day at Science World in Vancouver, from opening until 4pm when the Little One crumpled into a heap and declared that she couldn’t walk another step (hardly surprising after the 9+ mile scootering of yesterday!) It’s a very hands on science exhibition, a bit like the Blast … Continue reading

Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver – a beautiful city

Vancouver is a very clean and beautiful city.  It is also a rare thing in a fast growing city: it is surrounded by majestic mountains (that are snow-capped in the Winter) and the sea so it seems that from every street you can look up and see the beauty of nature, plus the architecture is … Continue reading

Relaxing in Chilliwack

  We flew back to Vancouver on Wednesday but instead of spending time in the city, we headed to Chilliwack, an hour outside Vancouver, to visit some friends.  We had not seen James and Marianne for 8 years so they had never met the girls. They had also had a little girl, Rosie, since we’d … Continue reading

Tofino-time

Tofino-time

We’ve all hit Tofino-time here.  It’s defined locally as “half the speed, twice the pleasure” and it’s completely right.  Lots of sleep and the only reason the actual time matters is so you know when low and high tide are, as that defines the different adventures you can have. At low tide we can explore … Continue reading

The spider that flew to Vancouver

Do you remember the Wolf spider we found with a seething mass of babies attached to it’s back?  (See: More wildlife in our garden)   Yes?  It was not nice at all. Well, imagine my surprise (and, let’s be frank, utter horror) when I opened my suitcase yesterday to find a large web complete with … Continue reading

Vancouver Island – Tofino part 1

Vancouver Island – Tofino part 1

We flew to Vancouver from Dallas on Saturday.  The ferry trip is a beautiful boat ride between the mainland and Vancouver Island. Before we got on the boat we’d brought fruit and popcorn from a stand in the ferry terminal.  We ate the raspberries sitting at a picnic bench with a girl called Lisa who … Continue reading

Late bedtimes = perfect planning

We all survived my trip back to the UK.  Of course, you say! I managed 3 nights away from my Lovely Husband and the girls and, more importantly, they survived without me.  I can’t say I enjoyed being away from them but it did make the travelling and working a lot easier.  This is why … Continue reading