Saturday, 30 June 2012

Packing light

Recently I read an excellent post about arranging and packing outfits for travel. I am notorious for over packing and always come home having not worn half the things in my suitcase.

For this tripI decided to be very disciplined in my packing and follow this beautiful example! (I figured if anything, it would leave a lot more room for shoes)!

I allowed myself 26 pieces of clothing, plus accessories and shoes. Even after sorting my outfits out and deciding on what to pack, when it came to the actual packing, it took a lot of effort to not put anything extra in!

Here is my attempt:

10 shirts
1 skirt
3 dresses
2 short cardigans

I also have (not pictured):
3 long cardigans
2 pairs of jeans
1 pair of dress pants
2 pairs of shorts
1 convertible dress/skirt
1 convertible wrap

It was very difficult to decide what to bring, and to make myself stick to it, but it was fun trying to create different outfits from only these items!

Friday, 29 June 2012

More of Canada

Today Matt and I have been on our own because Katy is at work. Here are some photos of our day

On our way to Granville Island Markets

Waiting to head across the water (above) to Yaletown

The cute little tugboat that took us to the other side

Beautiful parks with immaculate grass!

We rented bikes for a few hours and rode along the coast line...Yes, my bike has a basket (I asked for it)!

Matt being really cool with his bike ...

Stopping to replenish the sugar!

A random big propeller...not sure what it was for

Also not sure what the huge cement '100' in the park was for. Surely it serves some purpose other than a photo opportunity?

Finally in Canada

What an exhausting couple of days we've had! We left home at 8am on Tuesday 21st June, and finally arrived at Katy's house at around 4:30pm on Wednesday 22nd June (Australian time). It was 11:30pm (Canada time) when we got here, so all there was time for was sleep!

Yesterday morning we helped Katy move house and went walking around her area. All the public areas like parks and beaches are in such good condition, beautiful green grass and flowery gardens that are looked after so well, it's almost like when you see parks in movies and they look too good to be real! The houses around here are all so beautiful as well.... Many photos have been taken of the houses around the neighborhood, I think all the homeowners of the area think I'm casing the joint now!

Here are a few photos from yesterday

Katy's new home

Walking down to the beach

You're never too old for swings!

After pretending he didn't want a turn, he sure took to the swings!

Making up for the missing branches and leaves

More swinging
After a day of moving house, walking around, and eating cupcakes ... Matt couldn't keep his eyes open