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Happy New Year

I wish a happy new year to all my friends in Haiti and hope that 2015 is a peaceful and prosperous year for you!  Though I am now far away, it is good to know that Leandra, Emma and the team, … Continue reading

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A few things I’ll miss about Haiti

In a few days I will be heading back to the UK. I am looking forward to seeing friends and family again and I will return with a new found appreciation for things that in the past I may have … Continue reading

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Planting seeds

This week, Yvrose took the children outside to plant seeds in the school’s new vegetable patch. First hand experiences like this are part of her vision for learning at Hope House and part of the reason why she invited me … Continue reading

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La lingua franca

When it comes to travel, it’s definitely an advantage if English is your fist language. Even here, half the world away in a country which has no connections with the British Empire, most of the adults I live and work … Continue reading

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The beautiful game

Over the past week, two separate events left me in a state of extreme dehydration. The second of these was a rather messy affair which I won’t recount for fear of putting you off your dinner, so I shall instead … Continue reading

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A mountain idyll to a beach paradise

How much adventure can you pack into a single day? I found out last Saturday when I shared not one but two unforgettable experiences with a group of new found friends. Gina, a friend of Yvrose from Nantucket, Massachusetts, and … Continue reading

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A trip to the market

Term is in full swing here at Hope House.  The classes are filling up, my teaching timetable is starting to get quite busy, and exciting devlopments are taking place; a new tree is putting down roots in the Director’s office, … Continue reading

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