9.12.12

let it snow





Thank you for your good will messages, you are true bloggy friends indeed. We are starting to find our feet here in our new world, which is turning into rather a friendly place to be as it happens. The children survived the first week at school and seem to be adjusting to their new surroundings much quicker than expected. A new car has been bought (I'm guessing you can probably picture the main man's face when he got the keys for that toy) and then there was talk of where we should drive to this weekend.

There are constant reminders that the mountains are close by so we went up Grouse Mountain and got the children on to skis for the first time. They took to that well, too. Visibility wasn't too great to begin with but by early evening the views looking back over Vancouver were stunning. I can't get over what a beautiful part of the world this place is.

As for me? Well, I've noticed a smattering of grey hairs decorating my head that definitely weren't there two weeks ago. But never mind, I have discovered an excellent yarn shop and am knitting a hat!

30 comments:

  1. Your snow looks wonderful and so do the views. What a beautiful place you are calling home. I'm glad to hear that you are knitting. It will be the perfect antidote for all the stresses of your relocation. T x

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  2. now that is snow! looks amazing, glad to hear you are all settling in

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  3. Wow great snow. I have a Canadian niece who lived here for a couple of years, she always laughed at our snow. I can see why. Vancouver is beautiful, enjoy these first days x

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  4. Congratulations on the move, hope you will all be very happy in your new home. That last photo of the snow laden trees is stunning. Enjoy settling in and knitting that hat! x

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  5. Oh I'm so glad you've got your priorities right Kate and have found a yarn shop, definitely one of the first things a girl has to do! ;)
    Seriously though I'm glad you have all settled in and it certainly looks a beautiful place. :)
    Vivienne x

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  6. Big sigh - it all looks so lovely.

    I think my only fear of moving abroad would be driving on the other side of the road, but my mister would be like your's with a huge grin - I'd let him do all the driving.

    Nina xxx

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  7. Hello,
    I have just found you via the lovely Tabiboo!
    What a super post...
    I now have the pleasure of spending some time reading your blog, how lucky and lovely like finding a good novel,

    bestest to you and yours
    Daisy j...

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  8. Now that is proper snow, one of many new and exciting things about your new life. Glad you have found a wool shop, it also means there will be lots of friendly crafty people to meet too x

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  9. I suspect skiing will be a life long love! You live in a very special spot!

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  10. Wow, so much snow! How fun for the kids to experience skiing. I have to admit that I am very unCanadian (is that a word???) in the fact that I have never skied or ice-skated, nor do I watch hockey. I guess I should follow suit, and get outside for some winter fun.
    Yes, I will start saving pennies for my Vancouver trip (my aunt and uncle live in Victoria). Only 59999 more pennies to go:)

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  11. Wow, it looks magical, that first photo is fab! :)

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  12. I should think with all that snow a new hat is much needed xxx

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  13. So beautiful there!! Glad you are settling in and found a great yarn store!! ;) xo Heather

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  14. Snow and yarn ... what more could you need!

    So glad you're settling in well x

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  15. Sounds like you're all having a ball! Snow balls and yarn balls it seems!

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  16. Welcome, Welcome!!! It's so great that you were able to visit the winter wonderland that is Grouse Mountain already, and in your new vehicle, too! I hope we can meet up soon. Take care stepping off the curb and remember that underwear goes on the inside :)

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  17. So glad the children have settled well - and I hope you have too? Canada looks wonderful and such an adventure for you all.

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  18. Such magical photographs Kate, my goodness what an incredible contrast to London. I'm really pleased your children are taking to it so well, amazing how resilient they are. I love the twinkly lights of that last photograph and want to dive through the computer to be there too :o) I too am pleased you have found the comfort of yarn in a foreign land, it immediately familiarises one with the place and like minded people xox Penelope
    ps. as for grey hairs, well I wouldn't have a clue as my bottle of red/auburn is always getting used. Ignorance is bliss in this case ! xxx

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  19. A winter wonderland, springs to mind, Kate!
    Soo happy for you all...
    Ooh can't wait to hear all your adventures in this wonderful part of the world!!Sending'Twinkles' ****
    Love Maria x

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  20. That snow is beautiful!!! no such thing here in the Midwest right now with climate change. Oh well.

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  21. Loved seeing your winter wonderland pictures today! I'm glad that you are all settling in and enjoying the adventure. And so pleased you found a yarn store, perfect!
    Helen x

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  22. Oh my oh my, just caught up with you and soooo many changes, sending you all the very best wishes and keep being happy. Loving the snowy pictures. Beautiful.

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  23. Like Suzie, I'm just catching up, and wow, I find out that you're now living in the same country as me (mind you, you're probably further from me now than you were in England, lol) So happy to hear that everyone is settling in happily. Enjoy all your new discoveries.

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  24. Blimey!!! What are you doing all the way over there??!!!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful time. xxxxxx

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  25. It does look as though you have arrived somewhere wonderful.

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  26. a lovely wool shop - essential to happiness I would say!

    enjoy your beautiful new home ...

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  27. Happy dance...you are in my area!!! Oh me oh my...where abouts do you live? I would love to meet you and have tea! WELCOME!!!
    It is so pretty up there on the mountain...this area is so lovely and so much to see and do. Please do let me know how we can connect...xoxo

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  28. i have to follow and live vicariously through you-i always dreamed of a Canadian winter (i had to content myself with a week in vancouver a long time ago). a wonderful place x

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  29. Oh my goodness Kate, just catching up with you after being away from my blog for ages - and what changes for you and the family! Sending you very best wishes across continents. Wonderful pictures!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Jeanne
    xox

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