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  • Coffee in Vancouver

    Coffee in Vancouver

    Interestingly on this Vancouver trip, all the new people I met wanted to meet...

  • Only in Vancouver

    Only in Vancouver

    We were in Vancouver at the same time as the Marathon three years ago and we...

  • Shopping in Vancouver

    Shopping in Vancouver

    One of the first things I do on reaching Vancouver is buy flowers for the...

  • Breakfast in Vancouver

    Breakfast in Vancouver

    These photos are the reasons why I only had pancakes for breakfast once and on...

  • Movie: Taken 3

    Movie: Taken 3

    (Seen on flight to Vancouver) I appear to have missed Taken 2 and but our man...

  • A Cruising Lunch in Vancouver

    A Cruising Lunch in Vancouver

    After a week of meeting people and generally making friends over a coffee...

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Coffee in Vancouver

Coffee in Vancouver

Interestingly on this Vancouver trip, all the new people I met wanted to meet in Bakeries. A mix of Italian, French or general. I was introduced to Truffles – the bf and went back there for a little lunch, Sciué, Tartine and  Faubourg, all pretty close to where we were staying; I walked everywhere! What’s really […]

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Only in Vancouver

Only in Vancouver

We were in Vancouver at the same time as the Marathon three years ago and we find ourselves here again. Last time, it was sheer coincidence that we were stepping aside for runners in Stanley Park. It did explain why the airport was far busier than usual when we landed a couple of days before. This year, […]

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Shopping in Vancouver

Shopping in Vancouver

One of the first things I do on reaching Vancouver is buy flowers for the hotel, or in this case, our Airbnb apartment. There wasn’t anything exciting in our local Safeway this time (although being a Brit, going to Safeway is exciting in itself as we don’t have the stores anymore) so we waited until […]

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Breakfast in Vancouver

Breakfast in Vancouver

These photos are the reasons why I only had pancakes for breakfast once and on the last possible day during 11 days in Vancouver. There is just so much choice! Yes Vancouver, like New York is a going out to eat city. There are so many cheap places to eat sitting alongside the ever-growing ‘fine […]

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Movie: Taken 3

Movie: Taken 3

(Seen on flight to Vancouver) I appear to have missed Taken 2 and but our man with the certain set of skills is on with the third in the series and I figure it’s worth a watch while I’m being flown over the Atlantic. He has retired from the killing bad guys industry, that is, […]

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A Cruising Lunch in Vancouver

A Cruising Lunch in Vancouver

After a week of meeting people and generally making friends over a coffee separately, the bf & I were looking at day trips for a our long weekend to end this year’s trip to Vancouver. Everyone we met/knew was suggesting something really tiring; Grouse Mountain (both done it), Whistler (I’ve done it and will introduce it to […]

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Book: How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

Book: How to be a Heroine by Samantha Ellis

It was by complete chance I came across this book, which is sub titled ‘Or, what I’ve learned from reading too much’. It has direct correlation with my own memoirs, currently in edit mode, about growing up with music and the places it’s influenced me to travel to.  I love the premise of this publication. […]

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Movie: Woman in Gold

Movie: Woman in Gold

We’ve seen a film or two on the subject of the Nazis stealing art during the war and people trying to retrieve it, The Monuments Men springs to mind. Nonetheless, it’s good story and a part of history I want to be aware off and this one is quite the personal story. The Women in […]

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Movie: John Wick

Movie: John Wick

(Or, ‘Don’t Kill a Hit Man’s Dog’) Another in the new genre of films, ‘over-50s actor action heroes’, this time it’s the turn of Keanu Reeves. A retired hitman, (aren’t they always?) is grieving the loss of his sick wife, the motivation for his retirement. As a parting gesture before she dies, she had arranged […]

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Movie: While We’re Young

Movie: While We’re Young

The film starts with a quote, pretty much asking why you would want to mix with young people, so that gets my middle-aged attention. After that, this relatively short film about a couple in their early 40s who hook up with a twenty something married duo moves at a good enough pace to stop me […]

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