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2 weeks to deconstruct my life

Lifestyle & Culture | May 15, 2009

After a gloriously wine-soaked weekend in the Okanagan, it was back to Vancouver to pimp out my worldly possessions, permanently.

Does anyone need a fab 3-seater, retro couch? If so, apply within. That, and almost every piece of furniture from my apartment has made its way into cyberspace to find a new home. So far I've only sold my desk ($15 big ones coming my way) but I have high hopes that soon all the rest will make its way to bigger and better things.

With this one small piece of furniture missing from the apartment, I am starkly reminded each day that the transition to a new life is but days away. My half-packed backpack and closet full of clean clothes all ready for packing up, are emitting an almost palpable vibe. They are haunting me with an insistent call of freedom.

So, the checklist of things to organise before leaving Vancouver gets shorter as I make my way through each day. But, for now, and for this weekend, apart from selling anything that wishes to be purchased by second-hand seekers, the main thing on the agenda will be visiting with friends. Literally every night this long weekend sees me at one gathering or another.

It begins tonight with some amazing Okanagan and Australian wine, Rebar hummus and salad, and of course wonderful friends to share it all with. What an incredible start to the weekend!

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About Bay Oliver

Bay's career has been many and varied due to a penchant for traveling the world. After completing a double degree in Business Management and Journalism at the University of Queensland in 2002 she was lucky enough to land herself a job at Brisbane's Quest Community Newspapers. A year of roving reporting brought the epiphany that journalism and Bay didn't jive.
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Okanagan Weekend

Published: August 29, 2008

The Okanagan Valley has a plentiful supply of gorgeous wines to taste.

Okanagan Weekend DONE

Published: September 4, 2008

A weekend of wine comes to an end.