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on my bike … to meet the world

April 8, 2017

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 …

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2017 10:10 am

    Good luck and happiness in this new chapter in your life💖

  2. April 9, 2017 1:30 pm

    Well done to find the courage to say enough is enough. I only work 3 days a week and beyond retirement age, but at the moment it is the one distraction (apart from the garden) that keeps me sane. Good luck and enjoy!

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