La Fête Nationale

Well June 24th is Quebec’s national day. Don’t wear red they said. Don’t wear a Canadian cap they said. Wear blue. Try to speak French. Make sure you go downtown for the parade – it’s crazy! Oh wow.

I’m now home with a buzz of a headache but what a fabulous, fun, sunny day. Got a table out front of a bar. Made friends with the people at the next table. We got told off for moving the umbrella… oops. Generally had a riot of a time. Proceeded to eat and drink, well mostly drink, while Quebec celebrated in blue. What a brilliant day.

Bravo Québec, Merci

Author: Wendy's Out of Station

I write as a way of processing and reflecting on experience, and as a way of sharing that experience. When I travel I used to write email journals back to friends, family, anyone who’d read and risk immersing themselves in my reality for a while: writing for them was a way of writing for me. Borrowing from Graham Greene in a flip of Travels with my Aunt, I imagined writing letters to my nieces, as their travelling aunt. Crafting the sentences became a way of extruding the experience, giving it birth, drawing its meaning from my soul, nurturing it into something tangible with a life of its own. The aim of my blog is to open the world to my thought-children, to let them out of the safety of my friends and family and let them experience the world. And in the process I get the honour of taking a larger group with me when I’m wandering around India and beyond, or just reflecting on parallel truths, thinking thoughts that take me to new places new beginnings. Please journey with me

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