on my bike … to meet the world
Today, I begin a new era; yesterday I retired. While, have been drawing my state old pension for several years; I was reluctant to leave the comfort … of the devil I had known for 50 years. While it was a bittersweet experience most of the time, the last 16 years has been the best! I have enjoyed working in an academic environment after getting my Classics degree; the work in the library was varied and interesting; it was amazing; even with all my ‘issues’ and there were a few (sounds a bit like a Frank Sinatra song) I have been supported and well cared for. I will miss the work and the comradeship.
But, needs must and a studio and garden awaits, there are places to visit and while I have the energy and ability there is a world to see!
So today’s post is brief and allows me to thank those I omitted from my farewell ‘speech’ yesterday. Those who dragged me screaming and shouting back to sanity … with wise words, hugs, advice, tools, tea and brotherly and sisterly advice.
To mark this day; a gift yesterday… made in the style of my red tea pot featured in my book ‘published’ last year … this tea caddie will have pride of place … among my teas. Thank you and good wishes to all those who are celebrating the rest there lives … even in austere circumstances …