Thursday, November 13, 2014

10 Day Highlights

Katharina has been here for a visit and we've crammed in all sorts in such a short period of time!  10 days of touring, shopping, socializing and fun!! here are some photo highlights! I've taken loads of photos and will be busy scrapbooking her visit with us over the next few weeks!


Shopping at Victoria Secrets - such an Angel!


Stanley Park tour

English Bay Tour

Chestnut Praline Latte - the 1st of the season!

High tea and the Fairmont Vancouver


Granville Island Market

Meeting Ann
Casino fun!

Party Girls!

Getting ready to scrapbook!

Chic Shopper

Meeting Diane

Scrapbooking!

Sunny and chilly weather!

False Creek Ferry boat tour


View of the city from the mountain top!

Snow bunny!

Christmas Craft Market


Ferry trip to Vancouver Island

Meeting my parents

Just one of many lunch hour beers!

Saturday, November 01, 2014

It's been awhile....

that's because we've been very busy!

And OMG! what happened? it's November 1st already.... you know what that means - Christmas is in 7 weeks (54 days) and December is only 30 days away! Ho Ho Ho! get your Happy on! it will soon be the festive season.  Mind you, the shops have had Christmas decorations, gifts and Christmas music since after the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend in October.

I've got some craft fairs lined up already - for my local friends... go to GOT CRAFT? for a listing of other craft fairs and markets.

Circle Craft  Nov.11-16


Vancouver Christmas Market  November 22nd - December 24



Since Thanksgiving we've had family visitors from Germany :)  We had a great visit with Mausi and Reimer.  Lots of "tourist" stuff - I  played tour guide for several days and we really enjoyed having them here.




I won a "Loyality" prize with the Vancouver Whitecaps and had the amazing experience of walking out onto the pitch with the team at the start of the Oct. 25th match.  OMG! it was unreal!


So with social activities, friends, family and work - October disappeared in a blink!  Here we are at the beginning of November and I'm preparing for round 2 of the "German Invasion"  - Katharina is arriving for a visit until the 14th of November.  There goes 1/2 the month! 

And don't forget....


Friday, October 10, 2014

I'm Gonna Be - The Proclaimers!

Guess who has walked 500 miles!!! that's right..... ME!  Using my FitBit Pedometer to track my miles and steps I hit 500 miles yesterday :)  Only took me 6 months to get there, but I did it!  Best miles in a day 10.7 miles, best steps 26, 975

So my theme song today is by The Proclaimers : I'm Gonna Be
Click the link to hear the song!
Happy Thanksgiving!



Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Not yet done with the Azores

Back to some photos of the Azores folks!  These are photos from Miradouro do Ribeiro Seco.... that's a mouthful! it's from here on the island of Faial that you can see across to Pico island and get a glimpse of Pico mountain.... as long as it isn't socked in with cloud cover!  On this day we did get a "peek" of Pico mountain.










Tuesday, October 07, 2014

3.5 Day Celebration

I just spent a fun 3.5 days in Las Vegas with Diane to celebrate her birthday!  What an absolute blast!  We walked a total of 25 miles ... Friday alone was 9.7 miles!
Our hotel "The Venetian" was lovely - our suite was gorgeous :)  we walked, ate, drank, gambled, did touristy stuff and took in a show!  The weather was spectacular - 34C - yeah baby!
For now here is a quick look - I'll post some more later :)