“If someone had twins they could call them mary and juana”

Lessons learned: By no means is the ‘Hoedown Throwdown’ a hip-hop dance. Emma and Ellie are boy magnets – even at nail polish club. Bannock is more addictive a substance than nicotine.   When we woke up Tuesday with only three classes to teach we thought it would be a slower paced, relaxing day. So funny how we both ended up falling asleep by 10pm (taking notes from you Pickle/Mish!).  The classes on alcohol went well, another tricky subject to […]

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“You eat turgid! You eat ham!”

The above title is what happens when you tell some grade 6’s at walking club what your teaching partner is scared of.  Yes, Emma is scared of the word turgid, and the kids thought it was something edible. Luckily our first night of walking club included many other hilarious and wonderful chats with the 7 kids who joined us! Funny how you pick them up as you go. Monday was a hard day of teaching as we dove into some […]

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Diabetes with our Sweeties!!

Sorry all, this post should have been up a couple days ago-silly internet!! Pond Greetings! We have had a wildly wonderful past five days, beginning with relaxing yet productive weekend and busy and fun first few days of teaching!! Saturday was our day of exploration! We were on a quest for the infamous garbage dump which Sarah and Emily spoke so fondly of. For two hours we tromped around, first down to the beach where the view of the mountains […]

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Hi Yemma! Hi Yemma!

Hello dear friends! Glad to know although it feels like another world up here, you know you’re still in Canada when you can hear hockey blaring on the TV and see little kids shooting a puck around on the pond outside Alice’s house. They really do play all night! The busy house has cleared our for the weekend as everyone has gone off on a 5 hour skidoo ride/seal hunt to the cabin for the weekend. I’m sure much of […]

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Pondward Bound!!

We are now sitting on the floor of the living room of the one and only Alice Panipakoocho! Quite a journey getting here, from a lovely car ride being forced to listen to Ellie’s mom’s boyfriend’s country beats to propeller planes and skidoos! Ellie and her mom arrived in Kingston early Monday afternoon to pick up Emma and hit up to infamous institution that is Costco. We quickly discovered that one should go to Costco with an open mind, not […]

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