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Tagged With: Quebec

I Want to Live at the Edge of a Lake

After an event we drove around Lac Davignon. The causeway across the lake, the trees along the shore, the houses reflecting in the rippled surface . . . it's a memory I wanted to keep. We weren't talking about anything of consequence so I dropped in three of my songs which almost fit within the … Continue reading »

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It's Been Fun!

It's our last night in Quebec. Thank you to Cristina, Fred and their family for their generous hospitality! Fiona is going to miss their kids. We've had a lot of fun here in Quebec and hope to come back. We've made some great new friends who've given us their contact information to stay in touch … Continue reading »

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Snow Day in St. Alphonse

"Snow? In October? Nonsense!"—Cristina Favreau Oh yeah?

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Bowling in Granby

. . . or Why Daddy Won't Be Teaching Fiona How To Bowl . . . Yes, I know the video says 'Cowansville' . . . I have no idea how that could have happened . . . nomads are never confused about where they are, or where they've been, or where they're going . … Continue reading »

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Nomads Adapt

I seriously underestimated the disorienting effect of being surrounded by a language I don't speak, don't understand. Because the friends we're staying with speak perfect English (despite conducting much of their life in French) I assumed this part of Quebec would by like my experience in Ireland: everyone could speak Irish, but everyone also spoke … Continue reading »

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Connecting With Virtual Assistants in Canada

Now that we're here in Quebec for four weeks, we're taking some time to reach out and .connect with virtual assistants in Canada. Cristina (we're staying here with her and her family) has been a virtual assistant and VA coach. This morning I reconnected via Skype with Roslyn D'Souza, a virtual assistant in Toronto. Our … Continue reading »

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What About Socialization?

Not only are we homeschooling Fiona, we're traveling while doing so. The question of socialization comes up again and again. Who will she play with? How will she learn social skills? Hopefully by the time a child is ready to start school parents have already taught them social skills. Fiona was taught to say 'please' … Continue reading »

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Quiet Day in Quebec

It's Saturday and we're not traveling. We're settled in with Cristina, Fred and their children. Joel's on a call, I'm updating the blog, Cristina is making some food for a party tonight and Fred is outside playing with all the children. So it's a quiet day here in Quebec relaxing and enjoying ourselves. So what's … Continue reading »

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