Isn't retirement wonderful

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  1. laneside

    laneside Funster

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    We left England on the 3rd of September and meandered down France, Spain and Portugal, back to Spain and then back to Motorhome Friends in the Algarve, the most wonderful friendly site ever.

    We have seen the swallows return from Africa and now going to follow them back to Blighty. We will do the journey nice and steady and hopefully meet up with Mel and Chris (Heyupluv) enroute and also call at my sisters near to Bergerac.

    No firm plans and no deadlines we just love this motorhoming and retirement lark, the number of beautiful people we have met from all european countries has been heartwarming.

    Forget the last couple of years at work just do it
     
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  2. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    Best thing RM did for me, medically retire me, able to do and go anywhere we want and even now in the best campsite in Portugal. :thumb:
     
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  3. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    Some topics should not be openly posted where they can be seen by working people.:Rofl1:
     
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  4. Parcverger

    Parcverger Funster - Campsite Owner

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    Yes, retirement is wonderful - but different for us. We retired getting on for nine years ago, and found the land on which we have developed Parc Verger. Since then we have met many lovely people who have enriched our lives. Seems to us that it does not matter if you are travelling or static, the main thing is to keep active and enjoying whatever you are doing.:BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Bob
    www.parcverger.com
     
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  5. lorger

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    Glad your enjoying it Alan I only have 19 years to go unles they change the retirement age :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  6. Larby

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    I would like to thank you for going to work, it's your PAYE that has just paid my OAP :thumb:
    See, some of us do care:Rofl1:
     
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  7. matamoros

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    My God......you have been out of the UK for more than the allowed 3/6 months.

    All manner of official s**t will descend upon your return :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  8. Microchip

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    Well done lad and welcome to the oap just do it club. :thumb:

    Keith
     
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  9. grasscutter

    grasscutter Funster Life Member

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    What's PAYE ? :Rofl1:
     
  10. johnp10

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    Then Munchie moves in, Shifty visits..........
    Bang goes the neighbourhood.
     
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  11. Quintapedro

    Quintapedro Campsite Owner Portugal

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    Hello my friends. ...

    nice and safe trip home...see you in November. ...

    Pedro & Mireilli
     
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  12. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Oi!!! Iwill have you know we bring a certain sense of ambience and class (lower) to the site. (I have apologised for shifty) :Cool:
     
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  13. old-mo

    old-mo Funster Extra Special Life Member

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    Dony know where your coming from, Laneside...:RollEyes:

    I have been retired 30 years and I`m working a bloody sight harder now than when I was at work... :Sad::BigGrin:
     
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    I couldn't agree more.
    I've been retired for 11 years now. I only wish I could have had the cash to do it earlier.:Wink:

    Passing the stage in life of being a wage slave gives you the opportunity to be the person you are instead of the person you often have to be to satisfy the whims of employers and/or customers just to keep the cash rolling in :BigGrin:
     
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  15. laneside

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    So you only worked for about ten years then------lucky bugger :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    It's you lot that have me counting the days to retirement !! It used to be a thing which would happen sometime in the future, on the horizon, in a while.

    But now, with the imminent arrival of the MH I begrudge every day where I have to get up and go to work !!

    So thanks a lot, hope your satisfied. :Rofl1:
     
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  17. GJH

    GJH Funster Life Member

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    Yes, but how much effort did a Deck Chair & Sweet White Wine Tester actually have to put in? :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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  18. Larby

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    You're welcome, don't mention it! :Cool:
     
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  19. B-well

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    Retired recently and loving it, Grandson commented Granddads been skiing 3 times this year, oh the freedom to come and go as you wish.
    ps retired from local Government in Dec still haven`t had pension through yet:cry:
     
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  20. pappajohn

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    and doing it for nowt as well.....some folks never learn :Doh: :Laughing:
     
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