Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Spring has officially sprung!

No wonder it's called beautiful BC. The flowers are blooming, the birds are singing and the weather is warming up! It's so nice to go out in the sun in one layer...finally! Summer is coming!!!

Work has been super busy though but the fact that daylight savings has kicked in means that the days are getting longer with the sun setting at 8pm so it's not so bad finishing at 5 when there's still 3 hours of daylight left.

Easter was quiet for me. Damien and I are still going out but he has been sent to Edmonton for work for about 6 weeks. That sucks, so I didn't have huge plans. Did some spring cleaning, saw a couple of movies, went to the Cat Cafe, and hung out with friends.

This past weekend was great though, I get this message on Friday night from Damien with a photo of chocolate and wine asking if I wanted them. Of course I said yes but it would be impossible (as he was in Edmonton...). But then he says to go check the front door. Yeah right I thought, I'm not falling for that. Next minute I get a photo sent to me of my front door...um what? So I went down and he was there, with the chocolate/wine delivery. So that was a really sweet surprise. It was so good to see him and spend most of the weekend together.

On Saturday it was the first hike of the season where 4 of my friends and I hiked the Stawamus Chief.  There are 3 summits with gorgeous views over the valley. I have done it previously but only 2 of the summits. We hired a car and I drove (and we survived!). It's only about 45 minutes north of Vancouver near the town of Squamish. We decided to hike all 3 summits which was tough but so rewarding. It took us about 6.5 hours total but we also took the time at each summit to chill out and take in the view.

From left to right: Samadhi, Anish, Helena, me and Olga at the top of the first peak.

Next week Mum arrives! I cannot wait. I'm really looking forward to it as it will be exactly 6 months since I've last seen her. We have lots of exciting things planned but that'll be for the next update!

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