A new start

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Pumkinpie
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A new start

Post: # 273496Post Pumkinpie »

Today is the start of the rest of my life.
A early retirement to allow me get stuck in to my new life style properly.
Plenty to do on the grow your own front due to the late spring.
House to sort to get ready for downsizing including helping my offspring to move in to her own house in the next couple of months. Taking a flats worth of equipment and furniture she brought back from uni a couple of years ago with her.
Crafts to learn.
Here's to a more ecofreindly selfsufficientstaffordshire life style.
I have got that much to do I think give it a few weeks I will wonder how I anaged to find time to fit a full time job in.
I intend to have a happy and fulfilling selfsufficient lifestyle.

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trinder
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Re: A new start

Post: # 273500Post trinder »

Good luck and snap. I have recently had my 60th Birthday and my teachers pension has kicked in. This means that if I just work one day a week and limit my lifestyle a bit I too can really start to relax.
I have to say so far I am still doing diddly squat., I keep reminding my self that there is plenty of hours in a day. Maybe I will just become a lazy tick!
On the achievement side I have made 1 carrot cake (for a thank you to a friend who helped me out) 1 carrot cake for self. two batches of scones a small pot of comport from three plums going a bit wrinkly, a batch of lemon hooch and one of ginger beer. :icon_smile:
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Re: A new start

Post: # 273503Post JuzaMum »

Good for you. I am sure it will all go well. I took redundancy 3 years ago and I now wonder how I managed to fit a job into my life although I do have small children to keep me busy. I dread the day I have to get another job and will put it off as long as I can.
Enjoy your very active retirement

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Flo
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Re: A new start

Post: # 273674Post Flo »

trinder wrote: I have to say so far I am still doing diddly squat., I keep reminding my self that there is plenty of hours in a day.
The secret of retirement - there are plenty of hours in the day. It's quite easy to get lazy and quite easy to do far too much. I know retirees in both camps. I think very carefully about each call on my time. Have allotment, have big and little camera and free bus pass - oh and live in a brilliant rural area with places to go. Don't want to let things spoil the ambiance :mrgreen: .

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