Tag Archives: Retirement

Gone fishing??

No, just living life as it comes and goes. So sorry for my (unplanned, unintended) absence.  I have several started-but-not-finished posts in the pipeline, and normal service will be resumed. Back soon, I promise!

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The Gap Year: April

I seem not to have been paying attention – the Gap Year is over, and I didn’t spot it.  Inflation is apparently back with us – a year has inflated to 14 months.  We started in April last year by … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: December adventure

(oops- a bit late.  Trying to catch up with myself.  Gradually….) Another ‘adventure’ that isn’t so very adventurous.  But we enjoyed it a lot, confirming my view that ‘adventurous’ isn’t a pre-requisite for an adventure. Oldest son and daughter-out-law were … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: October ‘adventure’

Another month where you might not consider what we did to be an adventure, but I do. Because we didn’t go away anywhere or do anything exotic, and yet it was both familiar and unfamiliar, and quietly entrancing. We stayed … Continue reading

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The allotment: August and September

This summer was different from previous years.  We were away such a lot, and despite no longer working, somehow I seemed to have far less time than usual to spend on the allotment. But it was a good way to … Continue reading

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The Gap Year: June’s adventure

Oh my goodness, I can hardly believe how long it is since I posted.  There is SUCH a lot to catch up with.   Which I shall do gradually, over time. First of all, I need to talk about our … Continue reading

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Time of transition – the journey

As parents we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the various transitions our sons have made along the way: first day at childminder, first day at nursery, first day at school, end of primary school and beginning of secondary … Continue reading

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