Walking Away

Walking Away

Sunday, 9 August 2015

How Time Flies

Can't believe it been 6 months since my last post. Lots of things have happened since then. The most life changing is I've given 5 months notice to terminate my employment and take my NHS pension. My last working day will be 28th August and last paid day 31st August which happens to be Bank Holiday Monday :)  So only 15 more working days before I plunge into a new phase.

I've got so much planned I'm going  to learn Polish. My son lives in Poland with his fiancée hence that's why that language was chosen.
I'm going back to the Gym. I've been paying monthly charges since the year dot without much attendance during the last 4 years.
I'm going to enrol for Pilates lessons. Learn to play the ukulele so my good friend Sal and I can start a Ukulele Ensemble ;)
Join a Reading Group and a Writer's Group. I've already got tickets for theatre productions in September. Write a novel and the most important task collect my 4 year old grandson from school on a Tuesday and Friday, play with him till his mum returns from work.
I will also have more time to see my parents, both are 89 years old, still managing to live in their own home. My dad has Alzheimers, my mum, still as sharp as a knife.

I'll officially be an Old Age Pensioner on 6th November 2016 when I get my state pension. I'm trying to organise myself a loose Five Year Plan and after that who knows :) My sister died last year just before her 64th birthday which made me want to be more mindful.... LIVE IN THE DAY.......

In July I was visiting Sal in her home town of Morecambe and she took me to see an amazing graveyard in Heysham with the WOW factor. I walked around the corner and literally caught my breathe. I can't be the only person who loves graveyards. I find them fascinating. This one looks like its literally going into the sea. It isn't, there is a brick wall acting as a sea defence :) Thank you Sal for that perfect moment. 


  1. I'm a bit envious about the retirement! Good luck with the 5 year plan (I had a NHS appraisal not so long ago and was asked 'where do you want to be in five years?' My answer was 'retired.') I agree with the Carpe Diem attitude for we know not what is coming! Anyway, in a couple of years I expect you to introduce your accomplished ukulele duo with Sal in fluent Polish. Perhaps it could be at the launch of your novel?

  2. Ha Ha Lindsay that made me smile, don't hold you breathe but who knows :)


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  • Writing
  • Wit
  • Voltaire's Candide
  • Theatre
  • Shoes
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  • Music
  • Laughter
  • Coleslaw
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