About Me

Blog Status: On Hiatus

This blog began back in August 2014 as a way for me to get back into writing about history. Since then I have been exploring both the well-known and the little-known areas and people of Canadian history one blog post at a time. When asked what the point of my blog is, I usually say I’m trying to poke holes in the idea that our nation’s history is just a big ol’ snooze fest.

Yes, I’m a nerd.

UK and Ireland 2015 121 - Stonehenge
Obligatory selfie at Stonehenge (August 2015). You wouldn’t know it from this blog but I am fascinated by all kinds of history. (Also, Stonehenge lived up to the hype. Ignore the haters!)

I have a Master of Teaching from the University of Toronto and work as a teacher.

This blog is on-hiatus for the foreseeable future.

FYI – The disgruntled John A. Macdonald in my header is from this Hark! A Vagrant comic by Kate Beaton, who you should check out if you haven’t already.

Note: To those who would like to cite my blog, please feel free to do so (Use ‘Cadeau, C’). However, it is likely that your teacher or professor requires a more academic source. As such, I would recommend looking into and using the sources I list at the bottom of each post.

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19 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Stephanie says:

    Wonderful blog, Carmen. I’m not a historian, but I do love history in general (and have a particular fondness for our own). I got a little thrill when I googled something about coureurs des bois clothing and found your fashion flashback series. Great job. I write a personal blog about sewing and knitting and every year participate in a friendly competition over the winter. I am doing some informal research to shore up my aging memory as I think about “Canadian” influences I can use in my garments for this year’s endeavour. Thanks. Keep up the great work!

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  2. milliethom says:

    Hi Carmen. I’ve just read your post about the ‘Filles du Roi’ (reblogged by Murielle Cyr) and found it fascinating. I’m now looking forward to learning more about Canada.

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    • cadeauca says:

      Hi Daniel! Thank you for your comment! I’m glad that my website has been able to help you. Let me know if there is ever a topic in particular you need help with. πŸ™‚

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  3. Milad Joulaee says:

    I love reading history in general and I recently found your blog which I find fascinating!
    I wanted to ask why this great work in on HIATUS, and ask when would you be able to continue?
    I am using your publications on my own little world history page on Instagram.
    I also wanted to ask you if you have any plans in the future to make this page multi-language maybe?
    It might be a good idea as Canada is very diverse in ethnicity and you might have readers who are more comfortable with other languages.
    I might also be able to help you with that as I have some translation experiences.

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    • cadeauca says:

      Hi Milad,

      Thanks for reaching out! I’m so glad to hear that you’re enjoying my blog. That means a lot to me.

      It’s on hiatus because I’m not teaching history at the moment and am currently working on other creative writing projects. As a result, I unfortunately no longer have the time to devote to this blog. It will remain on hiatus for the foreseeable future.

      All the best,
      Carmen.

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