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…

Evaluation Day

My heart is overwhelmed with gratitude and thanksgiving – I feel so blessed to work alongside the people I do everyday, whether they are students or staff. Today was my evaluation day. I’ve been working towards this day ever since I became a teacher two years ago, and by the grace of God and his…

Daphne

Daphne

I spent a very peaceful weekend painting the nymph Daphne. This initially began as a simple sketch of a girl on which I had mistakenly drawn awkward and grotesque looking hands. I scratched out the hands and for some reason I don’t remember, drew a leaf over to hide it. This eventually led to her…

“Beauty is not …

“Beauty is not something you can acquire, or consume.. it is something you have to be. What is fundamentally beautiful, is compassion, for yourself, and for those around you. That kind of beauty inflames the heart and enchants the soul.”  – Lupita Nyong’o