A typical day…retirement in Penang

I have so much to do, I don’t know how I ever found time to work.

So, what do I do now I am retired?  A typical day for me will include some exercise, some study, some spiritual practices, eating out at least once, some Internet, some gardening, some DIY, some reading…

I wake up about reasonably early – dawn varies from about 7am to about 7.30 depending on the time of year – do some meditation, some Reiki, and drive the three minutes to the club, where I sungaze, swim, sauna, use the gym for  few minutes, walk along the beach, and then after a shower relax with a cup of coffee and read the paper with a lovely view of the sea.

A short drive home and then I’ll check my plants and water them.

After this it’s a bit hard to continue with the “typical” theme

  • We might walk over to the local market to get some fruit (mangoes, passion fruit, papaya, dragon fruit…)
  • Or wander over to a local dim sum restaurant.
  • Or I might breakfast at home on some fruit and home made yoghurt, and then go out for a buffet lunch at the E&O Hotel.
  • But if we are eating out or socialising in the evening, then I’ll eat lightly, probably at home.
  • If there is no shopping to do I will proceed with some study, some Internet, or a bit of DIY around the house.
  • There is always some gardening
  • And books to read
  • A couple of hours German study a day
  • I try to keep up with my blogging
  • And listen to podcasts on various subjects
  • Of course, there are plenty of day or over night trips to make if we feel like it, to local attractions or nearby towns,or even up to Thailand (a two hour drive).
  • An afternoon nap leaves me with plenty of energy to do whatever we choose for the rest of the day. This is also a good time for a fruit smoothie.

Every day is different, and I never get all that I want done in the day, anyway. It’s a tough life.

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