I like those posts I did about my time in Ireland. Let’s do that again, starting first with not last year, but the time period between returning to Vancouver and last year.
It was a hard time for me, overall. It started well, with me travelling around Europe a while before returning to Vancouver. But it was also stressful. I’d given up my apartment in Dublin and no longer had a home base. My worldly possessions were spread across three different countries (plus wherever I was at the time). Travelling around by Interrail was great, but I used the flexibility as an excuse to not plan far in advance, and travelling that was was exhausting. And it got cold. So I came back to Canada, crashed at a friend’s place (for much much too long), and spent the next year feeling lost.
But it wasn’t all that bad. I eventually found a new apartment, got all my stuff out of storage, and settled down again.
Very quiet compared to my time in Ireland, here.
- The return to Canada
- I flew back and crashed a Hallowe’en party. 😀
- Cançun, Mexico
- Family trip shortly after I got back. Warmth!
- Christmas on Vancouver Island
- More family time!
- Family Reunion in Calgary
- Even more family time, but with even more family!
- The Critical Hit Show @ the Rio (repeatedly)
- This was one of the things I missed from Vancouver. I’ve been to pretty much every show since I returned (minus the Christmas performances).
- The Gentlemen Hecklers @ the Rio
- Uh. Pulling from memory… I watched them heckle Road House, the Notebook, and the last two Twilight movies. Yeah!
- Bard on the Beach – Othello
- The Broadway Chorus performing The Supermusical: More Powers to You
- In retrospect, this was very nearly a panto.
- The East Van Panto – Red Riding Hood
- This totally was a panto!
- … Yep, back to VCON.
And undoubtedly some fun stuff I’ve completely forgotten about.
- Found a new apartment
- And moved back to the West End.
- Rejoined my gaming group
- It took a while for me to do this, actually.
It was a quiet year (and a bit) to be sure. I thought moving back to Vancouver was going to be easy, but it wasn’t. Much thanks to Gavin for putting up with me (and putting me up) for so long.