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Forum: General Chat Today, 11:15 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 4,720
Posted By smithlane
Oh my goodness Iím so sorry for your loss. Please...

Oh my goodness Iím so sorry for your loss. Please just keep posting on here, there will always be someone listening.
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
Thanks Chris! Haha, the first thing I did when...

Thanks Chris!
Haha, the first thing I did when we booked the flights to Canada was check what stores they had the same as the US 😂. I was so pleased they had B&BW, Sephora and Walmart. Youíll...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
Thanks Jo! It means so much to me it was the best...

Thanks Jo! It means so much to me it was the best choice all round, I really love it 😍
We had a great evening, the icing on the cake was beating them at darts 😂
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
Thank you Abby! Iíve had plenty of practice in...

Thank you Abby! Iíve had plenty of practice in the shopping department so Iím a pro of getting everything I need in the shortest time 😂
He really isnít the romantic at all but he certainly pulled it...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
Thank you so much

Thank you so much
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
Thanks Anji! I know, of all places 🙈. I was...

Thanks Anji! I know, of all places 🙈. I was terrified heíd drop the it never to be seen again!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
It really is a must do isnít it, Iíd recommend it...

It really is a must do isnít it, Iíd recommend it to anyone visiting Vancouver.

I donít think anyone could convince me to eat poutine. Iím a typical southerner and I wonít ever put gravy on my...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
I canít believe you ran across 😱, I was holding...

I canít believe you ran across 😱, I was holding on for dear life 😂.
The autumn colours were beautiful all around Vancouver, we were still a little early for the full colour changes but it was still...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
Haha, I honestly didnít think Iíd be able to...

Haha, I honestly didnít think Iíd be able to cross them either but when in RomeÖ. 😂. Iím so glad I did but my head didnít agree with me!
It felt so good to be back in a Dennyís again, just a little...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By smithlane
Stanley Park is deceivingly large isnít it? We...

Stanley Park is deceivingly large isnít it? We didnít even see all the different parts and that was on a bike, youíll just have to go back again 😃
Itís my new favourite drink! The Absolute Raspberry...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By smithlane
Thanks Jo! No new bag, although weíre in...

Thanks Jo!
No new bag, although weíre in Florida next year so I might try and fleece him for another Dooney as payback 😂
Reading it back, Iím not even sure how we managed to stay awake all that...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By smithlane
Haha I know right! He was like ďoopsĒ 🙄. Any...

Haha I know right! He was like ďoopsĒ 🙄. Any other bag I wouldnít have cared about!
Thank you for reading along
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Nov 21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,579
Posted By smithlane
Just catching up Michelle 😃 Fab news about the...

Just catching up Michelle 😃
Fab news about the Target order going through and the upgraded seats!
I cannot wait for all the shopping photos once theyíre home, I bet it takes you ages to photograph...
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Nov 21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 444
Posted By smithlane
The BIG 50th Vancouver Vacation Sept/Oct 2021 - Day 3 - Sea to Sky Gondola, Whistler & a proposal!

Day 3 - Saturday 2nd October 2021

I had quite a good lay in until 7.30 this morning which I was pleased about thinking I had kicked the jet lag.

Helen and Nick hadnít faired so well waking up...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
Iím so pleased it has brought back great memories...

Iím so pleased it has brought back great memories for you, I wonder how much the city has changed in 18 years.

Nooo! We didnít get a certificate! I feel slightly cheated now 😂

Haha, Iíll have...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
I can imagine it was a lot less in 2008, we were...

I can imagine it was a lot less in 2008, we were quite surprised at how expensive Canada seemed but the 1.7 exchange rate certainly helped.
I do wish I had just stumped up the money and gone up the...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
Not at all, I think it was around 10.30 from what...

Not at all, I think it was around 10.30 from what I remember so Iíd definitely go first thing, it shouldnít be as busy when it first opens. Also buy your tickets beforehand so you donít have to...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
That sounds lovely, I think it will definitely be...

That sounds lovely, I think it will definitely be worth visiting as the views were apparently stunning from the top and hopefully youíll have a nice meal up there too.

Ooh I wish weíd known about...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
I was so excited when I found out they had a...

I was so excited when I found out they had a Dennys in Vancouver I knew we had to go. I still canít believe we didnít make it into a Tim Hortons as theyíre everywhere!

Haha no not a good idea at...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By smithlane
I know right! I felt like leaning over and saying...

I know right! I felt like leaning over and saying ďyouíre not at home now love, get your feet down!Ē I however did the typically British thing of tutting and rolling my eyes instead 😂

We were...
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By smithlane
So exciting! It will be here before you know it!

So exciting! It will be here before you know it!
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,095
Posted By smithlane
Absolutely, fire away! I really hope you get...

Absolutely, fire away! I really hope you get there next summer, I would love to go back when the weather is a bit sunnier and warmer
Forum: General Trip Reports 20 Nov 21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By smithlane
Thank you Abby, it was a fab first day. Getting...

Thank you Abby, it was a fab first day. Getting around the city on bikes is a great way of seeing loads, Vancouver really is very bike friendly.
We really found a gem of a place at Joeys, the...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 21, 01:02 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,187
Posted By smithlane
Iím just catching up Colette, what a fabulous few...

Iím just catching up Colette, what a fabulous few days you had in Boston, itís definitely on the bucket list to visit!
Itís a shame Sephora didnít stock the eye cream but they quite often have...
Forum: General Chat 20 Nov 21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 24,261
Posted By smithlane
What wonderful photos, you all look very happy!

What wonderful photos, you all look very happy!
Forum: General Trip Reports 15 Nov 21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By smithlane
The BIG 50th Vancouver Vacation Sept/Oct 2021 - Day 2 - Capilano Suspension Bridge & Grouse Mountain

Day 2 - Friday 1st October 2021

So much for me beating the jet lag, I woke up at 4.10am :zzz:
I couldnít get back to sleep so I wrote up some notes and caught up with the world on Instagram.
I...
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,187
Posted By smithlane
Absolutely this! Iím loving living vicariously...

Absolutely this! Iím loving living vicariously through you Colette
Forum: General Chat 15 Nov 21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,187
Posted By smithlane
Haha, just as well you bought a new suitcase 😂 ...

Haha, just as well you bought a new suitcase 😂
Safe trip to Boston x
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 9,052
Posted By smithlane
Iím so happy reading this, have an amazing time...

Iím so happy reading this, have an amazing time you two!
Canít wait to see photos of your Thanksgiving Day dinner and of course your multiple B&BW hauls!
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,187
Posted By smithlane
Ooh I canít wait to see what you've got! Have...

Ooh I canít wait to see what you've got!
Have you tried the Tarte products from Sephora? Their Shape Tape under eye concealer is THE best product Iíve tried in years! It has an active eye cream in...
Forum: General Chat 14 Nov 21, 12:27 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 19,187
Posted By smithlane
I love all these photos Colette, Iím so pleased...

I love all these photos Colette, Iím so pleased youíre making the most of every minute!
But like Michelle says, we need photos of your purchases, you know weíre living vicariously through you right...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 9,731
Posted By smithlane
I'm loving all of your plans! Also your...

I'm loving all of your plans! Also your spreadsheet is a work of art! Going away in February will be amazing and will certainly get you through the most depressing month of the year that is January...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,579
Posted By smithlane
Your plans for Adam and Cooper are amazing...

Your plans for Adam and Cooper are amazing Michelle, they're going to have such a fun time. I'm gutted you can't go with them but am very impressed with your shopping list for Debbie, just think of...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By smithlane
I am beyond excited for you Michelle! Oh my...

I am beyond excited for you Michelle! Oh my goodness, how magical is it going to be spending Christmas at Disney?! I'm not at all jealous, nope not one tiny bit ;)
I cannot wait to read all about...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,360
Posted By smithlane
Just caught up on the rollercoaster of all the...

Just caught up on the rollercoaster of all the changes! Isn't it a nightmare, you lose your love for planning and getting excited in the run up to the holiday for sure :(
However 4 weeks next year...
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By smithlane
Such a shame about the weather! At least tomorrow...

Such a shame about the weather! At least tomorrow looks a lot nicer. I would be gutted about not having a decent steak twice in a row too! Why the need for so much salt?!
Cocktails look fab though,...
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Nov 21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By smithlane
What a fab last day, you made the most of every...

What a fab last day, you made the most of every minute. I've wanted to go to Flight Club for ages now and tried to book the one in London for my birthday but was fully booked :(
I'll get there one...
Forum: General Trip Reports 13 Nov 21, 12:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By smithlane
Oh wow, another 3 reasons to visit Manchester!...

Oh wow, another 3 reasons to visit Manchester! The cake and cocktails for breakfast look delicious, The Washhouse sounds like nothing I've ever heard of before and the food in Chakalaka looks...
Forum: General Trip Reports 13 Nov 21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 427
Posted By smithlane
What a fantastic day! It's been donkeys years...

What a fantastic day!
It's been donkeys years since I've been to Manchester, it's a shame to hear it's gone downhill, although it might be worth a trip purely for that pizza :tongue: The museum...
Forum: Indexes 12 Nov 21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 710
Posted By smithlane
Travel Day and Day 1 now up!

Travel Day and Day 1 now up!
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