Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Three years into retirement….

I saw an ex-colleague of mine when I was working in the charity shop this week.  She had just finished her last day at school and so had retired!  So how am I finding it, three years in? I think I am happier than I have ever been – much more relaxed and the only …

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Housegroup end of term barbecue

I am not usually that keen on barbecues, but with the very hot weather we have been having, I thought it might be quite nice to go to this as it was our end of term social.  And it was good. D had got the barbecue going before we got there, so we avoided all …

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A special session with the Coffee Choir

This week we had a special session with the Coffee Choir, led by a young man from Brazil called Pedro Consorte.  He has worked with ‘Stomp’ and is into percussion, including body percussion!  Fiona knew of him because he shared a flat with her son.  Having seen the YouTube clips but been reassured by Fiona …

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Holiday in Lulworth Cove

When retired we can have as many holidays as we want/can afford!  And they don’t have to be in school holidays, either – Yeah!  If one is only a volunteer, we tell the people in charge when we are going and nothing has to be booked as it does if one has a job. My …

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Receptionist for a Charity

At about the same time as I volunteered in the second charity shop I also volunteered to work for the Trussell Trust.  This again involved filling in an application form and giving references.  I thought that I would be offered a task with the food-bank but was actually offered several positions, most of which were …

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Another Charity Shop

Having given up my job, got the work on the house under-way and recovered from the operation, I quickly got bored again.  The obvious answer was to volunteer at a charity shop again.  There are lots of charity shops in T so it was a question of which one to choose.  Some of them seemed …

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Have an operation!

Not something you really want to do, but better to get things sorted than leave them! I found that a mole on my leg had changed and took it to the doctor.  By the end of next day I had seen a consultant and had the mole removed!   About two weeks later I went …

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