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About Travel the world with Duey

I'm a 50+ lady traveling the world, teaching English, trying new foods, and experiencing everything this world can give me!

Autumn vibes

Nice day today to get out for a walk. My grandson has been under the weather so today was a good day to get some vitamin D.


How do you relax? Do you have a glass of wine in the evening? Perhaps a hot bath with some candles? Or does listening to music help you relax?

On my drive across Canada this summer, I discovered that the best way for me to relax is to listen to music – but not just any music. I have come to thoroughly enjoy and relax to classical and to jazz music. I love to listen to classical music – it resonated with me when I was living in Prague, and when I attended a classic violin concerto, it took my breath away and gave me a new appreciation to classical music.

Today was a fast shift at work, and while I am still training, I was left on my own to figure things out today. While it was daunting and not without a LOT of questions from the butchers, it was exhilarating to be back at work and learning new things and using my brain again! Watching Cocomelon for three months, day in and day out, was not using my brain at all. So glad to be back to work!

But I came home tonight exhausted – mentally and physically. Once I got the little man to bed for the night, I ran myself a hot bath, turned on the classical music station and relaxed. Not only does my body feel better, so does my brain. I need to buy some epsom salts for my baths. And perhaps a scented candle or two. I do love relaxing in a bath.

So I will go back to listening to some more Vivaldi before heading to bed. Have a good night (or Saturday if you are ahead of my time!). Cheers!

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Daily Thought- September 30

Sept. 30 marks the first time Canada will recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation as a statutory holiday. The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honour Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process.

So let’s take time today to remember all those children who lost their lives unnecessarily.

Daily Thought – September 28

I had my first day of training yesterday in the department and it went pretty well. Lots to learn but I’m good with that. The best part of the day was conversing with other adults. It’s been 4 months since I got out west and have only had limited access to others. What a lovely treat that was.

It’s going to be a learning experience but there are lots of helpful people near me. I’m ready to learn!