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Living in Huangyan, China

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kendras chronicles225Kendra's Chronicles - A Meaford teacher shares her travel stories

In 2012 I lived in Huangyan, China, for three months. While I was there I taught Ontario Curriculum English as a Second Language (ESL) to a small group of Grade 11 Chinese students.


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Everyday Gourmet: Brunch

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Waffles brunchThe holidays always bring lots of family and friends together and that means we often have overnight guests visiting us. Our usual breakfast of cereal, toast or fruit and yogurt is replaced with brunch decadence. One of the brunches we indulged in was requested from my visiting son, the other a totally impromptu New Year’s Day nosh. After much eating and being merry, we are all ‘fooded’ out and it’s time to go back to simpler and more nutritious meals (at least meals that are not as bad for us – and as much as we all love bacon… back to fruit and yogurt for breakfast!) Tonight we will have a salad for dinner.


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Monday Night Book Club Review: The Orenda by Joseph Boyden

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orenda225Visceral, brutal, one-sided and fascinating are all words used to describe this book.

Boyden takes us through a 16-year period of the Huron Nation. He describes the culture, mores and uniqueness of this great nation. He also weaves in the influences both good and bad of the French (via Champlain), the Jesuits as facilitated by the character Crow, and the Iroquois.


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