December in Vancouver

I really can’t believe we’re almost in February – 2015 seems to be whizzing by far too quickly already!

It’s been just over a month since I arrived back home in the UK, and so much has changed! I’m now a few weeks into a new marketing job, and funnily enough it feels as though I never actually went away. I have, however, been having some serious nostalgia for Canada, and I realised I never shared my last few moments with you. Here’s more on what I got up to….

Even in the midst of January, and despite all Vancouverites insisting that their city never really got too cold, I was constantly amazed at just how mild it was. It just made me want to be out and about all the time. I spent lots of time down at Waterfront, staring over the beautiful Coal Harbour.

A trip to Waterfront at the weekend of course wouldn’t be complete without swinging by Cactus Club once again for some amazing sangria cocktails and yummy food.

I went for their ceviche, which was light, zingy, and utterly moreish.

Followed by their delicious take on Hunter Chicken (not quite the bacon, cheese, and barbecue sauce I normally associate with this dish!) It was a mix of mushrooms and tasty sauce all over potatoes, chicken, and green beans – so good!

The view of the harbour was even better when we came out of the restaurant, with pinky-hued clouds startling to nestle over the sea.

I couldn’t resist a picture with the Digital Orca…

Before walking through beautiful Robson Square, past the Christmas lights and ice rink.

Over the weekend, I also got to taste a little bit of home! Although it definitely wasn’t as good as back at home, they were the best fish and chips out of the UK that I’ve ever had!

I also got to try my first ever Five Guys – and wow, I was seriously impressed! I am sooo happy they have branches all over the UK! Some serious burger porn right there…

Meanwhile, Vancouver was starting to look pretty festive.

We took a trip over to West Vancouver, one of my favourite spots around the city. It’s got a pretty big British influence, and walking through the town of Dundarave, I did feel quite at home. It also happens to have a beautiful beach.

We passed by rows of Christmas trees, each decorated by a different Canadian organisation.

Check this out for a sunset! So beautiful I couldn’t stop looking!

We could see all the way across to the famous Lionsgate Bridge.

All in all a pretty special month!

What did you get up to?


I’m Laura, a roaming blonde who recently made the leap from my home in the Cotswolds, UK to be based across the pond in Vancouver, BC for a brand new job and plenty of adventures.

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