Hayden at Queen Elizabeth Park

Brits in Vancouver – Hayden’s Story

“I can usually walk down Main Street and find a new place which will keep me occupied.” No Regrets Hayden is a Watford supporter. I forgave him and we met at Queen Elizabeth Park on an overcast yet clear Sunday afternoon. I wanted to find out more about Hayden and in particular, what prompted...

An image of Anastasia at Lonsdale Quay

Brits in Vancouver – Anastasia’s Story

“Looking at the sun set over the mountains. Closely followed by how easy it is to split a bill, the skytrain and the libraries.” I finally met up with Anastasia for our photoshoot on a late summer evening on the North Shore. We’d originally aimed to get a sunset session on a local Sky...

Waking up

Life sometimes gets in the way. Despite having ample opportunity to put finger-to-keyboard over the last two years, I’ve chosen not to. Blogging for me was always going to be a personal experience and reflective outlet and that’s still the case. I have been focussed over the last couple of years on building a...

Back to reality

A relaxed breakfast, final wander around the town and on the road. Time to head for home. The traffic was certainly heavier than Friday. Driving felt more pressured, I had to keep up, the pace was faster. Consequently, the ride back through the Cascades was not as enjoyable. However, the horizontal relaxed state returned...

Winthrop weekend

It’s raining but I’m not at work and I’m spending time with Lesley. Time to relax and unwind for a couple of days. I’m in the right frame of mind for that to happen, mentally relaxed, letting it all go. First pit stop in Abbortsford. It’s already after 1pm. Hot coffee (too hot) and...

California road trip day 1

Sometimes a road trip isn’t about the road or the views, it’s about the challenge and endurance. Home to Albany, Oregon The plan was quick route down, slow route home. San Francisco is 2.5 days. That meant getting some good mileage in on day one when fresh. So, Saturday morning arrives and after a...

California road trip

There was a time when I thought it might not happen. But come the weekend, California here I come. After my 2010 road trip in to Oregon I desperately wanted to extend the bike road trip and take the Ducati to California. San Francisco was set as the destination and the plan started to...

Dealing with death

Whatever you believe, death through natural causes at 17 and 45 is just too young. The last six months have been darkened by two deaths. Both were from natural causes – different cancers and it’s really brought home that no matter how young, healthy or resilient one is, human’s are also rather fragile creatures....

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