Decorating

I only have enough energy to decorate small rooms – I did larger ones when I was younger!  I am also very good at procrastinating over it…….. I have done 2 in the last couple of years and I start all keen and clear the room and take up the carpet and take it to…

Doing up the house

Having moved into the house it was fine to live in for a while, but the bright yellow hall and staircase and the hideous green or pink carpets everywhere needed removing.  Also everywhere needed painting and a new kitchen and bathroom looked like a good idea. By the time I had finished my job, I had…

Get a Job!

This might seem mad when you have retired, but it can be part time and with less responsibility.  It can also provide some extra cash, if you need it! I found a job 2 months after moving to T, almost by accident!  I was looking at jobs for a well known store and seeing one…

Going to the Gym

My friend K thinks that “gym” is a swear word!  But I (sort of) enjoy it. Joining the gym was one of the first things I did on moving to T.  I had been going to gyms for about 15 years but had to give a month’s notice in M so hadn’t been since the…

Volunteering in a Charity Shop

While waiting to move I had to think of something to do to keep busy, but I hoped it would only be for a short time.  A charity shop seemed like a good idea.  There was a choice of 7 in M, where I was living, so I chose a charity I approved of (Cancer…

Moving House.

This is definitely not recommended unless you are missing the stress of your job! There are reasons you might want to move, such as wanting to move back to the town (city!) where most of your friends live and to the church where you feel at home, as I did.  If moving is just because…

But……

Retirement is great, providing freedom to do whatever you want when you want, but……. Well, after a few weeks of rest and relaxation, the first thing I found was how much time there was to fill in a day!  When I was working flat out there was no time for anything, but now time started…

Why retire?

Why retire?  Well I suppose there must be many reasons but, as well as reaching retirement age, surely tiredness or stress must be among them? Personally, I didn’t reach retirement age and I was no more tired than I had been for years and probably a bit less stressed than I had been for the…