My “little” brother lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada and I never see him enough and years pass between our visits. This year he was here twice, the first time in April when he landscaped my parent’s front and back flower gardens. Three times people stopped to ask for his business card which was a great honour actually since he isn’t a landscaper and “only” plays around with it because he loves doing it.
Actually he and his significant other run a B&B in B.C. called the Urban Hideaway and the website is www.urban-hideaway.com. Its a busy spot. They have met so many interesting people from around the world who have stayed at their Inn and enjoyed the wonderful place, location and hospitality. He isn’t a carpenter either but looking at the pictures of his place with the wood floors and staircases and ALL the rest of the renovations he’s done you would wonder about that too! I think there may be some Finnish influence in the house as well.
The B&B is an 1800s Traveller’s Inn in B.C. amongst all the skyscrapers in downtown Vancouver. He built a large balcony at the back and his gardening skills and green thumb show an abandance of flowers and plants that you can’t imagine could grow like they do. Its like a wonderful, magical place. It is only a 15 minute walk from Stanley Park on the ocean. If you ever go that way…stop and stay a while and tell him hello from his “big” sister.