A little trip up Mount Douglas


Good morning everyone! Today I have uploaded a few snaps from our little walk up Mount Douglas. The view from the top was spectacular, the photos really do not do it justice, but I thought that it would be nice to show you all anyway. Quite a quiet day all in all, which was nice as relaxation is a must on a holiday. Enjoy!

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 Mount Baker, which is in Washington State USA.

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 Yup…me being goofy!

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Sorry for the random person in the background of the photo above! (Great photography skills i know) hum hum…We then stopped at a viewpoint on the way back. Couldn’t tell you where though…nope not a clue, I was just amazed at the sunset and redness of the ocean.

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 Hope you enjoy seeing my little adventures! Keep stopping by for my new ones!

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are having a great week! 🙂

A little trip to Downtown Victoria and Sidney


Howdy all! So today we took a trip Downtown Victoria which I was quite excited about as it was described as a lovely city with many shops! And you know me…I love shopping! Downtown Victoria is indeed a beautiful city with lots of sights to see. We went inside the renowned Empress Hotel which is luxury 5 star with a grand feel. Inside was the famous Christmas tree forest; every year they beautifully decorate many trees in order to raise funds for the British Columbia Children’s Hospital. These trees are then displayed throughout The Empress during the holiday season. Below are a few pictures of some of the Christmas trees. I could only imagine how much time and effort went into the planning and decorating of these trees, it just seemed magical!

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 We then took a trip to Sidney, a little town by the Ocean. Another beautiful day, the sun was shining and it felt good to be by the ocean.

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 That was my day in a nutshell, a lot of walking around two beautiful towns. One of my favourite things in life is to discover and see new places that I haven’t seen before. What is your favourite thing to do?

Keep posted for tomorrows adventure!

Happy Monday everybody! Keep smiling 🙂

Happy New Year From Vancouver Island!!!


Hi all…it is 2014!! I would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I for one cannot believe how fast last year went…it was all a bit of a whirlwind.

As you may or may not know, just after Christmas I had a holiday booked to Vancouver in Canada to attend my partner’s sister’s wedding. His dad and sister now live over here so we are quite lucky! As promised, I said that I would turn this into a bit of a travel blog (for the 3 weeks that we are here anyway). I know that I love seeing pictures and reading about travel destinations, so I thought that I would share some of my experiences with those of you that are interested :).

This trip got off to a bit of a difficult start as those of you from England will know that we are being flooded with heavy rain and strong winds (winds that will blow you out to sea!), and combined has not been too great for flying. To cut a long story short, we got here a day later after missing a connection flight in Amsterdam.

The day after our arrival was the day that we were making the 4 hour journey up to the Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet, British Columbia for the wedding. (http://www.blackrockresort.com) My my my….all I can describe this venue as is incredible. Right by the oceanfront surrounded by the forest with a slightly eco feel. There were three of us sharing a suite, which was more like a penthouse apartment, very large with each room being separate. Here are a few snaps:Image

The entrance lobby

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The view from the living room balcony.

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One very large rain shower (did not want to leave this bathroom!)

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I think you get the idea of how beautiful this bathroom was!

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The kitchen/dining/living area.

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Bedroom overlooking the tranquil forest.

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 The view from one of the hotel windows.

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 Yup, wouldn’t be complete without a hot tub overlooking Black Rock! Unfortunately, I was silly enough to forget my swimwear :(.

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So, there you have it…a few of my snaps from my Black Rock Resort trip. If you are ever in BC and are looking for a little luxury night away, this is definitely the place to go. Today is New Years Day, so we are having a relaxation day, but keep your eyes peeled for tomorrows little outing!

Don’t forget to follow this blog to keep updated on new posts…their will be many coming your way!

Have a fantastic New Year! 🙂