TODAY WE STOP AND REFLECT ON THE SACRIFICES OUR SOLDIERS HAVE MADE IN THEIR FIGHT FOR OUR FREEDOMS. BE IN A SOLDIER FROM WW1 OR WW2 – OR THE VETS FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN – TELL YOUR VET YOU CARE TODAY AND HUG THEM ESPECIALLY HARD. TO MY BELOVED BROTHER WHO FOUGHT IN THE WAR AGAINST TERROR – I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH AND I AM PROUD OF YOU.
IN FLANDERS FIELDS – Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae
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In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
This is just a little something the government of Canada put together to make your travel a little more fun. In my previous post I spoke about securities in travelling and some prep you need to do before and while you travel. I recently researched and found this handy little aid to help you further!
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Today is spooky spooky day! So happy Halloween! Before I go into all my cool Halloween goodies please ensure your kids are safe going door to door Tick or treating. Ensure they are with an adult or someone responsible. We want them all home safely.
In keeping with the situation, today’s blog is about places to travel for this specific occassion. It may sound silly but I would take any opportunity to travel. Why not halloween?
It probably is a little late to travel for this halloween. But you can keep the suggestions for next year or if you would like to have your very own halloween, this would help with where to go.
According to the Hindustan Times the top five Scary travel destinations are Scotland’s Haunted Castles, Romania (dracula), East London (Jack the Ripper), Amsterdamn (the Torture Museum) and Paris (Phantom of the Opera to the Vampire Cave). How fun?
Romania, we know the story there with count Dracula.
Paris has a dark side! It is hard to see Paris as a place to scare people but it does! This is another reason when I go anywhere I love to just wander around and ask questions to see what I can find. I did some digging and though I have yet to grace Paris with my fabulous-ness, I found out about the Paris Ghost Tour. It takes you to ancient grave sites, gives you haunted histories and all that good stuff. How cool! Check out the website. Do your own research.
Amsterdamn. We all know what this place is known for – fun times. But seriously, it also has a dark side for halloween travellers and boy do they embrace it! To find out more visit the website.
No matter where you chose to go for your fun-times spook-tacular, be safe and have fun!
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As you all know I am Canadian and Monday October 8 is our thanksgiving. There’s plenty I need to be thankful for this year even though I swear if you knew me you wouldn’t think so but here I go.
- I am thankful for small favors.
- I am thankful for my family and my beautiful niece who is so bright and thoughtful and clever!
- I am thankful for life and freedom
- I am thankful for those I’ve met along the way.
- I am thankful for people I’ve met along the way this year who have hurt me or broken my heart because if I hadn’t met them and they weren’t such tools I wouldn’t be a bit stronger.
- I am thankful for my college who sent me to Cuba (A ten year dream)
- I am thankful for everything from this year so far, the good and the bad.
And from my family to yours, we hope you have wonderful things to be thankful for this thanksgiving and we wish you all the hopes and wishes that you make from your heart.
Hugs to all,