EXPLORING BRITTANIA

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HOGWARTS AT CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE

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This is how I would imagine what a Hogwarts castle would look like in Victoria, B.C. It may seem like a smaller size in scale on the outside, but once you walk inside, it’s a lot larger. (Like a T.A.R.D.I.S.!)  Continue reading

GOODBYE, RATHSKELLER

I’m basically going to copy and paste what I wrote on my Instagram:

Last night my friend told me the Rathskeller Schnitzel House in Victoria was closing and I immediately said “No!”. We walked by it and saw the sign that after over 50 years it was closing its restaurant doors for the last time on January 22, 2017. It was 5 minutes before closing time but we went in to see if we can get a beer. I for sure thought the manager was going to tell us a solid “no” but she agreed to let us have just one beer.

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NERF WAR?

It’s Friday night and what was supposed to be a night of music bingo, dinner, and playing pool at the local pool hall — ended up being a night totally different from what we originally planned.

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I TOTALLY CALLED IT

SURPRISE! Another mini-blog post from another weekend in Victoria! (I swear if there was a points system from BC Ferries I would be WINNING).

My friend’s birthday party was happening Saturday of that weekend, and luckily enough my friends JON & ROY were performing at Sugar Friday night! I figured why not go and take photos of it! And make an even awesome weekend BETTER! Continue reading

THE WILD ROMANTICS

It’s been a good 5 years since I’ve last seen THE WILD ROMANTICS perform back at Rock of the Woods.  Complete night and day!IMG_7360Since then they’ve gone through management changes, musical direction, and also a change in stage presence! And, I don’t hate it! I admit I may have a little bit of a crush on this Vancouver-band because there sound is so much different from what I recall all those years ago. Continue reading

ZOUBI AND THE SEA

I didn’t get into town until close to 8 that night on Friday.  I had just enough time to get home and drop off my bags and grab a quick dinner with my parents before I headed downtown to Sugar Nightclub.

I made it just in time to catch a part of ZOUBI AND THE SEA performing on stage. I swear in the two years since I’ve moved to Vancouver, more local bands have been popping up on the island since I’ve been away!

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VISITING FAMILIAR PLACES

There’s just something about visiting places you used to go to all the time.  Everyone has those places.  It’s like a comfort blanket.  You go to these familiar places because it makes you feel safe and it’s been there for you through many tough times. Or maybe that’s just me?

Queen Alexander Beach is one of those places for me.

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FRENCH BEACH (PART 2)

Music by my good friends, TOWERS AND TREES, “West Coast”
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We are leaving today! We have to leave our campsite at 11am, andd I took this photo a little past 7 in the morning. I woke up once at 5am and then again an hour later and I figured it’s so nice out I really want to go down to the beach. So, I got dressed and told my friend Amy where I was going (because safety, kids).

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I walked down and there were maybe a few people on the beach walking their dogs. It wasn’t windy at all! It was just perfect. Continue reading

CANADA DAY

HAPPY CANADA DAY!

I was really contemplating on whether or not I should head downtown with friends to check out events happening there. But, I just didn’t feel like having to skytrain over and deal with all the crowds haha Instead, as luck would have it, my friends, JON & ROY were performing in Burnaby and my friend Darcy was the sound guy for the event. Also, 54-40 were headlining and I haven’t seen them perform since ROCK THE SHORES last year and the venue was 20 minutes away from my place! The choice was clearly obvious. I “lightly” ditched my friends and headed solo over to Swangard Stadium.

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