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Hello, Vancouver!

I have arrived!!!  After two months apart, Jeff + I are reunited!!!  Living long distance from your husband is not recommended.




As I waited for my plane at LAX, I gazed onto the tarmac + took this picture.

The first thing I thought to myself is, “I wonder what these guys are talking about?  ‘Man, I’m so over tossing those overpacked bags – my back is killing me.  Time for plan B.’ or, ‘What are you guys having for dinner tonight?’ or, ‘Have you read the biography on Steve Jobs?'”.

At my gate, there was a family eating ribs out of ziplocs bags.  No joke.  It looked pretty messy + unappetizing. 

Ew, gross.  They kind of looked like cave people.

After 3 hours, I have arrived!!!  Jeff was all dressed up to receive me.


















Doesn’t he look dapper!!!??  He looks a little like he works at the information booth at YVR.  After eating some take-home sushi that Jeff had waiting for me, I was so ready to black out.

This morning was an ideal Sunday of reading the newspaper + taking it slow.

Of course, that means that I get really antsy.  First stop was The British Butcher Shoppe that I visited on my last visit to Vancouver.  

Gone were the Golliwogs!!!  The little minstrel dolls that I was so shocked to see so prominently displayed on the counter!  The shop gal said it was upsetting too many customers.  Too right, mate!

You know you’re in a commonwealth country when there’s blood pudding, y’all.  Still have yet to try the tasty vittles.

And what the heck are with these sweets?  Jeff gazed at them wistfully + went to a faraway place, remembering times past.

Never heard of ’em!  Next, we traveled down to the Lonsdale Quay Market, shops + produce on the waterfront of North Vancouver.

It was pretty darn busy for Easter Sunday – heathens!!!

Haha!!!  Check out the name of this shop!!!  “Favourite!”.  I love it.  When I move here I’m going to start spelling, “Colour, armour, catalogue, fibre, cheque….”.

We had fish + chips on the water, where the views towards downtown Vancouver were pretty spectacular for a hazy day.

Speaking of hazy, it was around 61 degrees fahrenheit today, I was wearing a down coat + boots, while many Canucks were in short sleeves + shorts.  Oh, hell no.

For dinner, we picked up some things at the new Osaka Market at Park Royal in West Vancouver.  We were so excited!  A new Japanese market!!!

Hold on a gosh darn second!  That’s not Japanese!!!!

Turns out it was a Chinese owned market, but they had EVERYTHING Asian!  Kimchee, adobo mix, osenbei, char siu bao!!!  I made a dinner of tanuki udon noodles, rice, steamed gai lan, chinese sausage + chou doufu!!!!  Vancouver is such a cornucopia of Asian-ness + I can’t wait to dive into the pool of it’s riches!!!  So glad to be here with my husband at long last!!  Huzzah!!!



7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Adrianna Benjamin #

    Jeff looks so super-cute in his meeting-Shelli-at-the-airport outfit! You know, only the most confident and self-possessed of men can wear pink shirts! Fantastic!

    April 9, 2012
    • Thanks A!!!! That’s why I married him!!! Miss you!!!!

      April 9, 2012
  2. hiroko nishino #

    Glad that you got there finally. Jeff looks great and he is a gentleman, indeed.
    Enjoy the Japanese food in Vancouver and have a great time and it is the time to rest.


    April 9, 2012
    • Thanks mom!!! He is gentleman to be sure!!! Love you!

      April 9, 2012
  3. kenny daddO/Papi nishino #

    ALOHA, Nanook, glad U made it there safely, and already acclimating
    being a Canuck…hehehe…LOL, sorry i didn’t send the ur photos from
    LAX, i’ll do it right now, hopefully U and Jeff will enjoy, Ok, have Fun, &
    best 2, Capt. Jack-of-Trade’s…LOL, yah, Jeff, looked dapper indeed!!!!!
    best regards

    April 11, 2012
  4. The blood pudding looks horrifying but it’s nice you and your husband are back together again. My hubby travels for work and when he’s gone I miss him so much. I know just how you feel.

    April 12, 2012
    • It’s funny, tonight I just told my hubby that if we were together all the time, I’d probably end up wanting to throw something at him!! But no, I hate being apart!!! Thanks for the sympathy vote!!!

      April 12, 2012

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