A couple of weeks ago we were fortunate enough to be in Vancouver. We went for a job interview for other half with the hope of moving there. Sadly it all fell through at the last minute but we still had a good time – hard not to in such a beautiful city!.
I was fortunate enough to go and meet up with my friend Tia who I met at the top of Grouse Mountain when were there four years ago. We became Facebook friends and it was so awesome to go and actually hang out in person. I’d also like to give a massive thanks to Erin over at Mummy and the Monkey who gave me such wonderful and advice about moving to Vancouver with a kid, she was amazing answering all my daft questions 🙂
As going out there was all a bit last minute, I managed to find a cheap hotel/flight deal on Expedia which was probably the best deal I’ve ever managed to score. It was flying out on Air Canada and staying at the Four Seasons Hotel – we’d never stayed somewhere so fancy before so I was super excited! The flight over was actually very good, we normally fly over with Thomas Cook or Air Transat which are a bit sardine can like – but are dead cheap so what else can you expect? But there was a lot more leg room and far more comfy seats on Air Canada, so I’d use them again if I got the chance.
All the pictures above were from the The Four Seasons. It was AMAZING I have never, ever slept on such a comfortable bed – I have a bad back and I’ve not been able to sleep on my back for years and in this I could. In fact I’m so obsessed with it, I’ve been trying to find who’d made it. It turns out they are made especially for the Four Seasons and you can call them and buy one from them directly. So it’s now on my bucket list of things to save up for – just lush!.
The hotel was very child friendly which made Miss L’s (and my) trip. There was a child size dressing gown there for her, some cookies and juice were waiting for her in the room as well as some macaroons which she also loved. She’d taken her favourite teddy with her, and one day we came back to find the beds made and the teddy had been given it’s own sleeping bag and pillow to match her bed linen – just a lovely touch from the hotel.
The other staff around the hotel were also really great. I’d especially like to thank Wanda in the Yew restaurant who made sure that I didn’t have any food I could be allergic too and made a real effort for me. She was really wonderful and made me feel safe eating, which was so kind during such a stressful week.
Vancouver is a beautiful city, as you’d expect there are mountains, but there are also numerous parks and beaches scattered across the city. It’s an amazingly child friendly place, there are kids water parks all over that kids can play in and just cool off. Open beaches to paddle in the sea and make sand castles, and play equipment that if you live in the UK you’d never ever see – they are all about kids being adventurous!
As you can see from the pictures we had some wonderful weather, played on the beaches and up in the mountains there was still loads of snow which was just bizzare! But we did see some very cute Grizzly Bears asleep, apparently I can’t keep one according to Paul (pah! ;)) – but they were so gorgeous!
I really wish things had worked out differently and it was going to be our new home, but you don’t always get what you want and I guess everything happens for a reason. Maybe one day!