Just our luck…
This morning we all got up and out of bed early with quite a few errands to run. We took a trip to the store to pick up a few bits for the house, then drove to Prospera Place, home of the Kelowna Rockets, so that Marion could renew her season ticket, before heading to Wendy’s for lunch.
Marion has been a Rockets season ticket holder for something like 20 years now, and goes as often as she can with family and friends. The communal spirit and support for their local team here in Kelowna is incredible!
At Wendy’s I went for the Baconator Double Combo, exactly what I had a few weeks ago. I know I probably should’ve tried something new, but I enjoyed it so much last time that there was no doubt in my mind to have the same again today.
After lunch we picked Quincy and Olivia up from school and took them home, where we stayed for a while until their parents got back from work. We’ve been to their house before, but I didn’t have a camera on me last time. The view from their place overlooks downtown Kelowna and is amazing on a clear day. Unfortunately it was cloudy today, but I got this photo just in case the opportunity doesn’t come around again:
I let the girls have my phone so that they could have a play with the new Snapchat filters for a while, but it seemed to keep them occupied for the entire afternoon. I have a few pictures saved which are hilarious. I will upload them if/when I can get permission from their parents.
As we said goodbye Marion started to fill the trunk with empty cans and bottles to take to the recycling centre tomorrow morning. Here in Kelowna they have a policy whereby the cost of every can and/or bottle that you purchase includes a deposit fee, that is refunded if you recycle once used. Its a really cool idea if you ask me; something that I have only every heard of before when it comes to beer cups at music festivals. I guess at festivals the idea is to reduce littering by making every cup worth 10p, but it doesn’t really work. If anything it just acts as an easy way for parents to occupy their young ones, telling them to save cups and earn some money. Doing the same here on a day to day basis is just that but for adults. Why would you throw a crate of 24 beers in the bins if you can earn $2.40 by recycling it? The best thing about it is that there is no limit to how much you can claim back either, so when I say we filled the trunk, I mean that quite literally:
Back in London we attend a pub quiz almost every Monday which we are pretty good at. We won 6 weeks in a row once and then decided to have a week off because we didn’t want it to get boring for other teams, but that’s not to say that we don’t have our bad weeks and finish 6th or 7th from time to time. There is a money week held every so often, where three teams split a £300 prize into £50, £100 and £150. We’ve been going for almost two years and only won £50 once, so tonight of course, seeing as though Abbie and I couldn’t make it (what with being over 4,500 miles away from home and all) our team went and won the £150 prize. Then, just to make matters even worse, check out the photo we received without any prior warning:
Thanks a lot guys! Just remember, we are the real winners here, two weeks into the journey of a lifetime. I’d take this over a £150 pub quiz price any day.