Life in Vancouver: Thanksgiving and Fall

I thought I’d share with you some pictures of my life over here in Vancouver so far, and some of the bits and bobs I’ve been up to. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you may have gathered a bit of an insight already.

So, first thing’s first. We had Thanksgiving in Canada a few weeks back. To some of you, this may be a little unfamiliar, but essentially it’s an opportunity to get all of the family together, enjoy a day off, eat copious amounts of roast turkey and pumpkin pie, and be grateful for everything we have, particularly the harvest.

Kinda like a less religious Christmas, and without the gifts. UK take note – why don’t we have one back home!? I think it would go down pretty well!

Check out this bad boy…

Utterly de-lish, although I’m yet to work out why gravy is generally yellow in North America… I miss Bisto!

We finished off with pumpkin pie and maple syrup ice cream (naturally).

I must say after eating turkey in a plethora of forms the week after – think turkey sandwiches, turkey curry, turkey stir fry – I’m still pretty sick of the stuff! Until Christmas, anyway.

Other than that, I’ve been catching plenty more ridiculously good British Columbia sunsets out in New Westminster…

So pretty it nearly hurts my eyes!

I’ve been on a good few walks around the city too, soaking up all the sights.

Here’s Coal Harbour along the seawalk and marina…

 Just perfect!

I’ve been sampling the local junk food too, of course… Panago is a Canadian pizza chain that has long been a favourite of mine. Here’s the Chicken Club which I loooovee because it has jalapeno white sauce as a base, instead of tomato sauce. Calorific but amazing!

Then I’ve been watching “fall”, or autumn, slowly sink in to the city…

It’s the first North American “fall” I’ve ever witnessed, so I’m quite excited about it!

Back home, autumn is pretty, but here the colours of the trees just really seem to burst into reds, yellows, ambers, oranges, and golds.

It’s simply gorgeous what you can find on a walk through the city at this time of year – I don’t think I could ever tire of it!

And one of the things I like most about Vancouver is the constant contrast in landscape – just turn your head slowly around the city, and you’ll see skyscrapers, mountains, ocean, trees, and beaches.

So pretty don’t you think!?

And what have you guys been up to over the last few weeks? I want to know all!

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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