12.2.13

weekending








I looked at my previous post and decided February was romping away without my having made much note of it. The truth is we have all been travelling along our Canadian journey at full pelt, particularly at the weekends when we remind ourselves that we came all this way for change and so we must go find it.

I am exhausted! This last weekend, a three-dayer due to BC's first 'Family Day', has been so packed with activity that I feel in need of another few days to recover, I think. I do believe two full days of skiing have made the husband and I realise there is work to be done if fitness levels are going to improve and it's a good thing those days were separated by a drive along the Vancouver-Whistler road to Squamish to do some eagle viewing. Every year thousands of bald eagles descend on the river to feast on salmon and the spectacle is supposed to be incredible. Unfortunately we were too late in the season and saw only a couple. It wasn't a wasted journey, though, the scenery was breathtaking.

I've been snowshoeing again. Those mountains are pulling me upwards all the time, I can't get enough of them and when I'm not actually up there, there they are on the horizon, a constant fascination. The clean, fresh air is a tonic to my lungs and a perfect antidote to London's fumes and smog. I'm rather taken with snowshoeing, actually. I love stopping to soak up the views .. well that's my excuse anyway!

I also met a second good bloggy type, someone I'm convinced a lot of you will know! I met wonderful Koralee in the city centre, where we ate some of Vancouver's finest and chatted away as though we had known one another all along. That's the beauty of blogging and it was a treat to see her.

I'm also rather in love with my new iPhone which is so cool I only know a minute percentage of its capabilities but I did have to move continents to persuade the husband I really needed it. And of course having fun on Instagram, experimenting with all it's settings. Do come and join me if you're an Instagram fanatic too!

But you know something .. every paragraph here begins with 'I'. So tell me, what did you get up to at the weekend?


* all photographs were taken over the weekend using Instagram

12 comments:

  1. It looks as if you are having great fun. That scenery is amazing. I will pop over to instagram when I can and see if there are any more. T xx

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  2. Nothing as exciting as you Kate, that's for sure!!!
    You really are living the dream. Your photos are amazing and I would be thrilled to bits just seeing a couple of bald eagles!
    Looking forward to the next instalment of the Canadian adventure. :)
    V xxx

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  3. Our weekend was spent with my parents, which is always lovely. We like to go and see them partly because they live ner the South Downs and the landscape is such a contrast with flat Cambridgeshire - but nothing like as stunning as your mountains! Just gorgeous! When we lived in New England we enjoyed winter sports too - and then in the spring and summer, mountain biking. Make the most of it, you lucky people!

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  4. it sounds like you're having a lot of fun adventures :)

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  5. I still absolutely adore that last picture. So glad you're having fun - I'd be doing exactly the same thing.

    Nina x

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  6. Sounds and looks like you are all having a wonderful time. Your weekend certainly sounded more exciting than mine have been lately- perhaps I should emigrate in search of excitement?

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  7. Amazing pictures, and what adventures you are having Kate! How lovely that you have met up with sweet Koralee!!
    Enjoy your next adventures!
    Helen x

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  8. I baked toad in the hole, baked apples and butternut squash soup! Exhausted just reading your post but worth it for the wonderful photos! x

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  9. ~ Kate, sometimes I be you have to keep pinching your self to realise this wonderful life you have...Amazing shots and views...Glad You have found another blog lady, to meet up with too! Still poorly here with pesky flu! Due to the great British weather, me thinks...So not much excited happened this week end...Sending kind thought's, Maria x

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  10. I am so envious of all that snowy weekending you're doing. You live amidst such glorious country now. Please keep the I's coming ... I'm sure I'm not the only one who loves to hear about your adventures in your new land :D

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  11. Off to follow you on instagram....if was oodles of fun meeting up with you. Enjoy the sun while it is out my friend.xox
    Phone number 3 is amazing!!!

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  12. I've just chanced on your blog (while trolling for images of the Merchant and Mills shirt dress) and you've made me very homesick! It is funny...I moved from Vancouver to London a few years ago, so hearing that you've recently made the move the other way....well I feel for you. It isn't easy, is it?

    I found it was the little things that got me in the beginning. All those little details you never even considered, constantly bombarding you.

    I hope the beautiful scenery goes some way to making it feel easier for you (As I know the weather won't!! Bless Van and it's constant rain! Sigh.).

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