In an effort to blog more, I wanted to breakdown my monthly Hayley Lately posts into weekly segments. Each week I will share some happy moments: what I’ve been blogging, reading, watching and doing in beautiful Vancouver. Let’s just call it my weekly gratitude journal.
♥ Last week was a lot of fun. It began with brunch at Red Wagon. Again. Yep, it’s my favourite.
♥ We then did trivia at Moose’s Down Under on Wednesday night. It was my first time back at the Aussie pub since returning to Vancouver, and it was exactly the same. FUN. The trivia was a little easier than Lamplighter, which we appreciated. I don’t think it will be our last visit.
♥ Another week, another book completed. I finished the final book in The Selection series, The Crown. It was a fitting end to the YA series, which is probably more suitable for teen girls. But that hasn’t stopped me before!
♥ Speaking of crowns, I watched the first episode of The Crown last night. It is a new Netflix series based around the time Queen Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth. My TV-addicted bestie told me I had to watch it, so I am intrigued to see how the story develops. I know hardly anything about Queen Elizabeth coming into power. For a Commonwealth country, we didn’t learn much (read: anything) about the Royal family in school.
♥ Did you see last week’s blog post? I wrote down all the places I want to see around Vancouver this working holiday. I am always up for more suggestions!
♥ On Friday we had a night out, starting in Gastown. We went to Peckinpah for dinner, which is all about Southern BBQ. My pulled pork sandwich was good, and the fries extra crispy. Then we decided to get Soft Peaks Ice Cream for dessert. It was my first visit, but the Mudslide was delicious, guys. It even included Tim Tam crumbs, an Aussie specialty. I highly recommend. We ate our ice-cream as we walked down Granville Street to the Commodore and…
♥ LAPSLEY. I have been a fan of Lapsley for quite awhile now. Ever since her hit, Hurt Me appeared on one of my Spotify playlists, I’ve been hooked. Her music always takes me back to different times of my life in Melbourne too. Her performance was great, and if you like indie/electro/pop, check her out. For a young English girl, she has a killer voice.
This week is a pretty blank slate right now. But after the past two busy weeks, I need to seriously save for holiday shopping!
I hope you all have a great week!