Tag: First Nations

  • Where’s the Hat? Just Call Me Chef Fearnall…

    Day #36 Breaking news! Today, I was thrust into a role that I had not yet been field tested in. Tonight, I fired up the stove, whipped out a frying pan, took out a pot and made dinner! I was the only person available to man the kitchen this evening, so for the first time […]

  • Bring on the Charge…

    Day #35 Yesterday I asked for a cavalry charge…Today I received it! If only life always worked this way! The 4-6 class at Literacy Camp had once again dwindled to a measly 4 children as of 12:30 on Monday. Today, by 12:30 our numbers once again ricocheted off the bottom, all the way back up […]

  • This Radio Thing is Really Kinda Fun…

    Day #34 Last night was the first night since I’ve been in Fort Hope that I haven’t slept particularly well. Perhaps it was a result of that nagging offbeat that I felt pulsating through my ‘yesterday’, or maybe it was the excitement of eating my white macaroni for lunch that kept me awake; whatever the […]

  • Upbeat Despite the Off Beat…

    Day #33 Have you ever had one of those days where everything seems to go right, but some inexplicable factor keeps you feeling just a little bit off balance? You can’t really put your finger on what it is, but something just kind of pokes at you. Maybe it makes you feel a little bit […]

  • First Moose, Now a Goose…

    Day #32 Another fine Saturday morning dawned upon Fort Hope and I remained asleep! Most days I wouldn’t want to miss my morning routine of listening to a ‘Q’ podcast, making a bowl of porridge, eating a piece of fruit, drinking a cup of tea and heading off to camp, but today, my ability to […]

  • Twilight…

    Day #31 The rain returned to Fort Hope today. It returned just in time to destroy our plans to have a morning water day with the younger kids and an afternoon cookout with the older kids. But, as this summer has taught me time and time again; (In the words of Shad K) you just […]

  • Lucky Number 13…

    Day #30 The walking school bus failed yet again…but…yet again our attendance spiked! We finished our day with 13 enthusiastic 4-6 year olds. What made this even better was the fact that out of our 13, 3 of them were brand new. Some of the new kids were a bit of a handful, but overall […]

  • And Then There Were Nine…

    Day #29 The Walking School Bus, was a complete failure, and as a result we had our best day yet in our 4-6 class! Nanajean and I headed out early this morning to collect our 4-6 year olds from their houses. We expected to increase our numbers by employing this direct method. However, much to […]

  • That’s Right, I Watched an Episode of Gilmore Girls…

    Day #28 There are layers to any experience. Each one reveals something new about who we are and how we function in certain situations. For me, my experience so far in Fort Hope has been all about the layers. If you’ve been keeping up to date with my daily writing, you will know that I […]

  • Good Morning Monday…

    Day #27 Despite last night’s late bedtime, I managed to start today off on a particularly cheerful note. I don’t want to speak too soon, but I think that I’m slipping nicely into the role of being the ‘morning person’ of the house. It’s probably one of the things that irritates my housemates the most […]