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Camp Suisse 2018

2018 Recap

2018 Recap

Alternatively: Everything I Learned in a Year I’ve lost track of how many blog posts I’ve written in the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris, making use of the free wifi and perched on one of the several surprisingly uncomfortable chairs (seriously how difficult is it […]

2018 in Food

2018 in Food

The best eats of 2018 How, in one year, 10 countries and roughly 1095 meals does one begin to summarise a year of food? As an exchange student in France, most of that food has been cheap, supermarket-sourced meals, with the occasional cheeky pastry or […]

The Most Content I’ve Ever Been

The Most Content I’ve Ever Been

The Camp Suisse recap I’m not gonna lie, this post has taken me a while to write. I’ve struggled to find the words to encompass just how much this summer has meant for me. Let me explain one thing first: season work is in itself […]

30: Until Next Time

30: Until Next Time

My final week at Camp Suisse began exactly as my first week had started: with a trip to the chocolate factory. This time, accompanied by 6 sulky 16 year olds rather than what seemed like hundreds of hyper 11 year olds, the trip was actually […]

29: How Much for a Husky?

29: How Much for a Husky?

I spent my day off doing what I do best: going for a long solo hike and spending too much money on flights for next semester. By week 2, Red group had become pretty comfortable, so it was nice to take some time out from […]

28: Merry Swissmas

28: Merry Swissmas

I never really realised how insane six year olds are until I spent a week sitting with ten of them for every meal. Let me tell you, you’ve peaked when you’re simultaneously picking food up off the floor from one kid, telling another that he […]

27: Water of Life

27: Water of Life

Some days you can stand on the side of the road for a couple of hours as cars drive past you, and on others you can hitch what would be a 45 minute drive in just over an hour. Thanks to a chain smoker, a pregnant mother, […]

26: 11 Year Olds on a Sugar Rush

26: 11 Year Olds on a Sugar Rush

Lesson learned, younger kids are officially 3000 times more stressful than 16 year olds. This week I’ve chased around fifty 6-11 year olds around anywhere from the glacier to Bouveret beach, and let me tell you when they are allowed to buy as much candy […]

25: A Week of Jazz

25: A Week of Jazz

Despite never having heard of the Montreax Jazz Festival before approximately two weeks ago, I’ve ended up passing the majority of my week there. On Monday it was for work, and we took the kids down and set them free among the food stalls and […]

24: Late Nights are Never a Good Idea

24: Late Nights are Never a Good Idea

Especially when you have breakfast duty in the morning. Another week filled with long bus trips, sports and the various scrapes, bruises and worries that comes with being a kids camp leader has gone by and I’m late to this post again. I’m writing this […]