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Month: February 2017

Carpe Diem

Carpe Diem

It’s easy to get caught up in the monotony of everyday life and spend most days going between work and home, not finding time to explore. I have been guilty in the past of taking the places I live for granted and of failing to appreciate all there is to do until it is too late. As my time on the north island is rapidly passing by and I have made the decision to leave B.C. this summer, I am…

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High Altitude – Mount Washington

High Altitude – Mount Washington

This weekend was one of my Canadian favourites. Thanks to the extra ‘Family Day’ the long weekend was the perfect opportunity to try out some Canadian winter sports.┬áMount Washington is about a 3 hour drive from Port Hardy and with the weather a little unpredictable through the mountains, we planned to leave bright and early to get to Mount Washington by lunchtime. As we started the ascent towards the Mount Washington Alpine Resort I felt a bit like I was…

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To Ski or Not to Ski? That is the Question!

To Ski or Not to Ski? That is the Question!

So, tonight is the start of what is known as Family Day weekend in British Columbia which means an extra day off from work and an excuse to huddle up in a cabin in the mountains. Tomorrow, bright and early, I shall be heading to Mount Washington with friends for a weekend of snowy fun, evening drinks, log fires, and board games in great company. I have heard there are lots of outdoor activities that I have never tried before…

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Making Plans for Spring Break

Making Plans for Spring Break

For those of us who didn’t grow up in North America, the words ‘spring break’ don’t really mean very much. In the UK, universities have a reading week in February preceding exams while the school holidays in March are centred around Easter┬áso binge-eating chocolate takes priority over binge-drinking on the beach. In Canada however March-break is synonymous with escape-Winter or all-inclusive sun, sea, and sand. As I am living in Canada, taking a vacation in March is definitely something I…

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