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This week I have been mostly... sleepy

I have been mostly playing with my new Canon 5D Mk II

I'm currently reading... White Gold Wielder, Stephen Donaldson

I am mostly listening to... Muse

I am currently... Writing a paper

When I should be... Working harder

I am most looking forward to... The Muse concert on Thursday :)

This weekend I am... probably cooking an Easter dinner for everyone.

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Victoria, Vancouver Island

wow looks fantastic

27th Sep 2007, 17:55

swamprose says:

I've never been, but I've heard tea at the Empress is one of the last high teas left in the colonies.

1st Oct 2007, 05:35

Yeah, but it's REALLY expensive. Apparently it's $70 per head for high tea there, so I took my mum to a cafe instead. I'm a horrible horrible son.

Actually despite being in Vancouver for almost 3 years now, this was my first time to Victoria. It was nice, but a little small and twee.

2nd Oct 2007, 01:40

swamprose says:

$70 for tea?
they really are full of themselves, aren't they?

Victoria is supposed to be very very british. as in ye olde shoppe twee, I guess.

2nd Oct 2007, 01:53

Caine says:

Nice series. Love the 4th & 5th shots.

2nd Oct 2007, 05:06

Thanks Caine!

Swamp> I know! I think they're pretending to be the Ritz. Or maybe you only get the full England experience by getting ripped off? ;) Actually I'm back in the UK for Christmas this year, so not looking forward to the less than favourable exchange rate...

I liked how hard Victoria tries to be British, but not quite achieving it. It's a nice little city though.

2nd Oct 2007, 19:51

Perplexed says:

Thank God they are not succeeding in "being British". There are higher things to aspire to and being unique is a much better end in itself. Why not just appreciate a place for what it is? If every place was exactly like home then what would be the point of travelling and experiencing other countries and cultures.

15th Dec 2008, 07:17

Euphro says:

Lovely pictures! Re the exchange rate, the weakness of the pound means that you can get a lot more of them now for your Can Dollar than you would have at the start of the year, or does that not make much difference?

15th Dec 2008, 10:47

Perplexed: I wasn't suggesting that they should try harder at being British. I'm happy explore different countries and cultures (if I didn't, I wouldn't still be living in Canada 4 years after I moved here). I do appreciate Victoria for what it is, and what it is is a city that's trying really hard to look and feel British. It actually makes it distinctive compared to other cities on both sides of the Atlantic.

Euphro: Unfortunately the CD$ has gone down quite a bit too. It is slightly better than it was though. At it's worst, it was around CD$2.40 to the pound, while now it's around CD$1.80. It still hurts to change your cash up and find how little you get back and how quickly you burn through it when in the UK though.

12th Jan 2009, 19:24

Martyn(mrvegas2004-at-msn-dot-com) says:

I lived in Victoria for many years. It is very British! It is a beautiful place to live and visit, but it is unfortunate that the Crisis, or recession has also effected the Island.
With a country so rich in natural resource, and such a small population, it is obvious that the Government has failed miserably. 70 dollars for tea?? Come on guys, lets get a little perspective. I live in Spain now. Tea is $1.35.

15th Dec 2010, 12:11

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