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Week Sixteen: Preaching to the (Gospel) Choir

One evening, as I was taking the dog for a walk, one of the many flyers wrapped a lamp post around happened to catch my eye. It informed me that the Soweto Gospel Choir was coming to town. And that they’d played for U2, no less. But don’t let that put you off. The concert […]

Week Fifteen: Afternoon Tea, Japan Style

Week fifteen, and I’d been looking forward to this particular new experience ever since booking my spot a couple of months ago. Today I was going to learn about the Japanese tea ceremony, via a one day course held by UBC. As part of the course, students would get to participate in a tea ceremony […]

Week Fourteen: Scavenger Hunt + Food = Winning Combination

Well after a couple of months hiatus, I’m back! I’m pleased to report that I’ve been successful in doing a new thing every week, but not so pleased to admit that I’ve been very slack about writing up experiences. Therefore I’ll be picking up where I left off, that is to say, week 14. This […]

Week Thirteen: Baby, You Can Drive My Car

I have a confession to make. Despite watching Top Gear on a semi-regular basis, I know nothing about cars. So little in fact that 90% of the time I probably couldn’t tell you what model they’ve reviewed once the closing credits have ended. As I suspect many others do, I watch the show purely for […]

Week Twelve: Gotta Geocache ‘Em All

This week, I decided to try my hand at geocaching, an activity that I was first introduced to by my in-laws, who are keen proponents of the sport. The aim of geocaching is to find caches, which are hidden in locations all over the world, and at least one in space. Caches are typically waterproof […]

Week Eleven: Chicken Drops are the $h!t

On to my third and final Belize entry. It was our last Thursday in San Pedro, and my husband and I decided we wanted a night on the town, and perhaps a little flutter. Where better than at Wahoo Lounge’s ‘World Famous Chicken Drop’? “But JC, what is a chicken drop?” I hear you ask. […]

Week Ten: Exploring the Mayan Ruins of Lamanai

This week, I’ll be writing about another new experience that I had in Belize, a visit to some Mayan ruins. We knew even before setting foot on our first plane to Belize that we wanted to visit a Mayan temple whilst we were there, and, based on recommendations from other guests in the hotel, decided […]

Week Nine: Saving the World, One Crocodile at a Time

Hello, dear readers. Firstly I must apologise for being a bit behind on my posts. I’ve been away, on our belated honeymoon, soaking up the sun in beautiful Belize. It’s an amazing country, and suffice to say I had many new experiences whilst I was there. We stayed on Ambergris Caye, an island in northern […]

Week Eight: Battle of the Blades – Robson Square Edition

This week I decided to go ice skating at Robson Square in the heart of Downtown Vancouver after work. Like so many Vancouver attractions, skating at Robson Square was one of those things I’d kept meaning to do every winter, but never quite got round to. Now, spurred on by the afternoon’s nail-biting gold medal […]

Week Seven: Quelfing the Night Away

This week my husband and I were invited a board game night, where we played Quelf for the first time. Quelf is a party game for 3-8 players, aged 12 and over. According to the official Quelf website; there is only one rule… obey the card. Basically players roll the dice, land on a coloured […]

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