A ‘leg day’ like no other

Friday 27th September marked my first month in Guadeloupe. Having fully adjusted to this incredible island, I was having the time of my life. Happy, healthy and tanned, I made my way to the gym at 7am for a workout. It was “leg day”. Ironic. Friday night brought spontaneous plans to go out with my…

First Impressions of Island Life

Summarising the first two weeks and capturing the array of emotions is difficult to put into words.  This is a short article detailing my first impressions of the French Caribbean island where I am living. Why am I in Guadeloupe? Some crazy travelling expedition to ‘find myself’ on the ‘gap yah’ I never had? Running…

Manifester dans les rues virtuelles

Après avoir lu ‘Indignez-vous’ écrit par Stéphane Hessel, ancien résistant et diplomate français ; je pense fortement à notre société actuelle et à notre engagement en ce qui concerne l’activisme politique et social. Hessel, à l’âge de 93 ans, a publié un manifeste en 2010 où il en avait appelé à l’esprit de la Résistance pendant…

«Grâce au camp»: reflections as a monitrice / counsellor: July Camp

Camp Ouareau is situated in the north of Québec, around 2 hours from Montréal.  Established in 1922, it is an all-girls camp in a French/ English bilingual setting. Strong Ouareau tradition has run through families for generations, proudly producing “Ouareau girls” across Canada and across the world.    Is it what I expected? No matter…

The start of my Canadian adventure…

Bonjour à tous! I’m writing this post on the bus from Montréal to Sainte-Agathe des Monts. My blog over the next 10 weeks will be a means of documenting my Canadian adventure, working as a Camp counsellor at a bilingual summer camp in Quebec. This is my first time travelling alone somewhere so far from…