Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ti Bou Trip with my Class

I took a bus to Ti Bou Farm in Petit Bourg with my class. The kids were really loud on the bus. This is our fifth teacher in our class this year and our first field trip.  At the farm we saw lots of animals like cows, bulls, camels, ducks, ostrich, bunnies, pony, turkey, and pigs. I really liked jumping in the bouncy castles with my class.

Le Football

I play soccer on Wednesday afternoon and Saturday morning at Raisins Clairs. My friend at soccer is Charles and he is also from my school. There are around 30 kids in our group of U9 and my coach is Fabrice. I can play forward and goalie but defense is my favourite. I played in tournaments at Saint Francois, Moule, Sainte Anne/Ffrench, Morne A L'Eau and Pointe a Pitre.

Le Football

I usually practice with my team on Wednesday afternoon at the stadium at Raisins Clairs, and on Saturday morning on the field at Blonval. We live at Blonval, so it is so close I can even walk there. There are 40 kids in the U11 level at Club Sport. The top 20 kids form the  two travelling teams in my age group. I'm on team 2 with Baptiste, Thery, Mathieu, Abed, N'dy, Reginy, Jordan, John, and Nicholas  We've been to 12 games and 2 tournaments at Pointe A Pitre, 1 game  at Baie -Mahault, 1 tournament at Sainte Anne/Ffrench, 1 game at Moule, 1 game at Les Abymes and lots of games at Saint Francois. Christophe and Romarique are my regular coaches and love to play scrimmage with us at the end of our practice. The best player wins a soda pop either L'Ordinaire or Orangina. Runner-ups can win a piece of gum from our coaches.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Les Saintes

We went on a boat. We started at Saint Francois then stopped at another island Marie Galante, and then we went to Les Saintes. It took two hours.  We did a big walk, up the hill to the Fort Napoleon. It was really hot and tiring. Then we played in the beach at Les Pompieres. I liked going through the water to get to the other little islands at the end of the bay. We had to chase the goats away from our lunch. One goat even climbed on someone's picnic table. We saw whales on our boat ride home. It was cool.

Monday, April 2, 2012


Wednesday is always a holiday from school for Xavier and Quincy.  We often enjoy a morning walk along the beach.
 The kids then settle down to table work taking the opportunity to do some English, Math and other work projects. The afternoon involves football practice/games and some swimming in the pool. Not bad for hump day!

Sainte Rose

During the Christmas break we enjoyed living in a creole community up by Sainte Rose. We were steps from the beach and took advantage of the opportunity to explore nature on the beach. My favourite was a 7km hike along the coast line with all the boys and Stanley. We followed trails across fields, beaches and rocks. Each vista more beautiful than the one before.

Whole days we spent walking then  playing in the waves and the sand at the top of the island Basse Terre. Although this was a holiday we were often had these beaches to ourselves!

Stanley's walk

I used to run with Stanley around our neighbourhood in Blonval. I had mapped out a few 5k runs, however, we always seemed to encounter stray dogs and left yards of noisy animals in our wake. Due to the lack of shoulders on the road, we also had to dip down into ditches with tick-laden tall grasses whenever a car zoomed past. I finally decided to hop in the car and find a few trails a little farther afield. Less than 3 minutes drive I can hop out of the car with Stanley and have the most inspirational, peaceful walk or run here.