Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Monday, 17 March 2014
Changing the guard in Quito
Every Monday morning at 11am in Quito, Ecuador, they change the guard outside the Presidential Palace. As my flight home wasn't until the afternoon I was fortunate to just have enough time to watch the spectacle. It was a colourful, solemn occasion.
There was a marching band as well as a ceremonial band.
A number of schoolchildren sat in front of the Palace all dressed in their best uniforms.
The President and his family came out onto the balcony to huge cheers from the crowd.
As the flag was raised the band played the National Anthem with everyone joining in with enthusiasm.