This was probably my favourite moment during the concert - turning around and seeing a sea of lights.

Rainy Days in Québec

  Well, we’ve got a couple more students who have arrived at the school and also at our house. I’m glad that there is a new mix of students every week – it makes class a little more interesting when the dynamics change. I made a friend this week from Texas – she’s also a…

Speak Up and Defend

I’ve been doing some thinking for the last couple of days of how I’d like to change. How I’d like to become stronger in the areas where I am weak. I was listening to a sermon from my church in Red Deer online and the pastor shared with us two striking verses: Speak up for those…

Monsieur Arbasto holding the drawing of the Rue de Trésor - the very street we are in!

An Eventful Day

Yesterday was my birthday and I… 1. Went to school in the morning (on Fridays, we have the afternoons off!). We had a quiz that I had forgotten to study for (oops) and we learned how to differentiate between different French accents from France, Quebec, Switzerland, Acadia, and the Mediterranean. Later, we played a werewolf…

Street performers were on every corner

Meeting Louisette

                      I feel like I am beginning to find my rhythm in Québec City. It usually takes me a while to get adjusted, but in the last couple of days, I’ve gotten better oriented in downtown and I finally understand how the bus system here…

A painting by Diane's mum - Henriette Bouchard.

My Arrival in La Belle Province

Two flights, two Gravol lozanges, and one Tim Horton’s lunch later, I have finally made it to Québec City! I have not mentioned very much about my Québec plans on my blog, but I have for over a year been wanting to immerse myself in studies in Québec. I had done a lot of research of…

One of many wildroses.

Summer Freedom

  I am so excited to have finished my second year of teaching! And what a blessed year it has been. I know I haven’t been making a lot of blog posts this year about school, but I have been savouring every special moment that has passed since I began last August. My kids have finished…

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Scrumptious Castella

It’s been a while since I’ve done any baking, but I was in one of those moods yesterday to make something from scratch. I was searching for recipes using only bread flour (I currently have only bread flour at home) and that’s when I discovered Castella. Castella is a Japanese sponge cake that was originally…