My first post from Canada!

Hello all!

Well… My big adventure has finally started!!! πŸ˜€ on 13th September, after some of the hardest goodbyes I’ve had to do to my family and friends, (and one of the best nights out I’ve had), I finally flew to Canada!

I was definitely the one with the most luggage and it was all overweight which wasn’t ideal..but I wasn’t surprised… Classic Georgia move. Everyone on the group flight was severely shocked and kept ripping in to me! Haha thank god Ashleigh arrived and had just as much luggage πŸ™‚ Everyone was really lovely in the group, but myself & Ashleigh were definitely the loudest and maddest.. We then hit the prosecco at the airport which didn’t help!πŸ™ˆ

First off we had a stopover in Iceland, we ended up playing some drinking games with everyone and a couple of us ventured out in to the town to try and find a bar but it was all really expensive so we just headed back.. Turns out we were a lot more drunk then we thought!

The next day, we had a tour round the Golden Circle and saw Geysers, tectonic plates, Gulsoff waterfall and some Icelandic horses and countryside πŸ™‚ it was cool to see around the country but the weather was really bad-cold and very wet!! Iceland is also so remote, don’t know if I could hack living there!

On the final day we ended up going to the Hot Springs Spa which was amazing, but again, the weather was so bad! And I couldn’t really relax as I found out I had lost my purse! Hadn’t even got to Canada and had already lost something!:/ the hostel said they couldn’t find it either so I just had to cancel everything and deal with it.. First lesson learnt-keep things together and safe!!!!

Finally, we were on our way to Canada! We hit 3 hours in and Ashleigh and me went a bit doolally.. When we were flying across Canada and into Vancouver though, oh god our attention was there! It was absolutely stunning!!! I had tears in my eyes and felt so emotional as I just couldn’t believe we were finally here!! I’ve spent so long dreaming about it and it just hit me that it was coming true!

Immigration was easy enough and soon we were settling into our hostel and grabbing dinner. Our hostel was above a busy bar, a very busy and big hostel and right on the party strip known as Granville. Ash & I decided that we would get an early night so got all tucked up in bed, drifting off to sleep, when about half an hour later.. We heard a massive crash come through the door and that’s when Art & Jeff crashed into our lives!! Jeff was from Skisatchowa (definitely can’t spell it!!) and had recently moved to Vancouver, Art was from San Diego but was on vacation, travelling around and had come to visit Jeff for a few days.. They met last year in Oz πŸ™‚

They were already drunk when they came stumbling in and tried to make us go out with them.. We said no! we then sat talking to them for a good couple of hours, they were really cool and was definitely an interesting intro into hostel life for me! πŸ™‚ we ended up spending our time in Vancouver with them, and had such a laugh!:)

The next day, we had a SWAP orientation and ended up setting up bank accounts, IDs, everything to make us a citizen in Canada-so exciting!! Oh and my purse got found in Iceland! It’s currently on its way to us!:) we then hit the town with Art & Jeff and ended up at an Irish pub for a few, a good night but we were shattered so didn’t stay out for long.. I tapped out early as the boys said and ripped into me for!πŸ™ˆ

The next morning we caught up on some sleep and didn’t leave the hostel until about 2pm. We were in desperate need for some exercise so we decided we’d try and find a free gym pass to use for the day.. We found a very nice gym and all 4 of us went and did a session-we felt so much better after it!!:) Tonight was the night for us to experience the legendary Roxy bar. They had a live band on singing one hit wonders.. I could not wait!! Safe to say it didn’t disappoint! I ended up getting very merry at the pre drinks in the hostel and then somehow managed to blag everyone into Roxy in front of the queue to get our night really underway.. Still managed that after a few bevvies!;) We had such a fun and hilarious night, all of us were singing our hearts out and the band were awesome (we were not as Snapchat story told us so!). We came out of the club and they pedestrianise Granville (so cool!) so everyone piled out and if was entertaining to watch πŸ™‚

Safe to say, the next morning we were dying/ still very drunk.. So somehow managed to stagger down the street to grab some breakfast-man the fry ups are good here!! As is poutine… That is the best drunk food ever!!😍 Ash & I then decided that we were going to continue our active streak and head to Stanley Park to go for a cheeky cycle by the Seawall.

Well, when we got there we tried to rent a tandem bike.. It was absolutely hilarious! The bike seat was too high for Ash but was the lowest it could go, so her feet couldn’t even touch the floor and I couldn’t see in front of me coz of her arse! This was all happening in the middle of a very busy sideway and everyone was creasing up at us, me and Ash couldn’t breathe we were laughing so much!! We then opted for seperate bikes πŸ™‚ wow Vancouver is stunning!! How could anyone get bored here?! We had an amazing bike ride, all along the sea wall, viewing the totem poles, lighthouse, Lion Gate Bridge.. It really was breathtaking! Photos just don’t do it justice!!! After this we took a walk through Gas Town & China Town then ended up in Β the wrong part of town (Eastside :s) and quickly made a sharp exit, pretty much running up the hill to home!

After that we were shattered so just cooked some dinner and did some admin-resumes etc.

Our last day in Vancouver and we had to say goodbye to Jeff & Art, hopefully they’ll come visit in Whistler!:) I absolutely love Vancouver and can’t wait to go back there and explore some more very soon!

For now though.. Next stop… WHISTLER BABY!!!!πŸ˜πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦πŸΎ

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Sorry it’s been a while.. But I’m back!

Hey! Sorry I’ve been MIA recently.. This summer has been CRAZY!

First off.. Only 4 days until I leave for Canada!! It has come round so quick and I’m now starting to feel very excited but at the same time absolutely bricking it! I’m just wanting to get out there and sort stuff out, set myself up a bit more and then I think I’ll be able to relax a bit more 😊

In other news.. I’m a Single Pringle again so can keep you updated on my dating experiences once again.. I wonder what The Canadian dating scene is like… 😏

I’ve realized that I’m a lot more productive out of a relationship, I started to lose myself again by trying to keep them happy at the expense of my own happiness towards the end, but luckily I realized this and stopped myself, putting my foot down and realizing what I needed to do for myself. Sometimes you’ve gotta put yourself first! 😊 since I ended it, I have actually managed to complete my PT course and am now a fully qualified Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor! 😁 I can’t wait to put this in to practise and start helping people feel better about themselves! This is going to open so many more doors for me and I finally have that extra string to add to my bow ☺️it was a tough few months to complete, but looking back I can say I’m proud of how well I did. I met some awesome people who I hope to keep in contact with as they really helped me believe in myself that I can be a great trainer! I was a little overwhelmed at first and started really doubting myself.. But they wouldn’t let me give up and really supported me through it-so thank you guys!

Since passing, I’ve been helping our family friends slim down for their wedding and it’s going really well! Going to have to FaceTime when I get to Canada but where there’s a will there’s a way!

Preparing for Canada has been tough.. I mean to start with.. How do you pack for 2 years?! With only 2 suitcases allowed.. IT’S IMPOSSIBLE!! Preparing to say goodbye to everyone just fills me with dread.. I have my leaving do tonight so just hoping I hold it together for that!! Saying goodbye to my family and the girls is going to be the killer.. Really don’t want to leave them, I want them all to come with me! But I know I’ve gotta do this myself.. Just can’t wait to see them next summer, gonna be counting down the days and make sure they have the best trip when they come out!!😁

Anyway, I will actually be able to do regular updates on my travels so I shall keep you posted!!

Any tips for travelling by yourself/ doing a ski season would be greatly appreciated!!

TTFN Xx