Retired!

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  1. Adrian1

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    So that's it, work's finished after 6 months planning, have sold my carpet business in Cornwall & the wife has retired from the Civil Service. Very lucky in our mid fifties to now plan a hopefully long retirement, making up for all the times not together, when work got in the way - mainly me working weekends. Now have the time to use the motor home for what we bought it for. Starting with a trip to Stourhead & Canterbury, then back to enjoy July & August in our home county of Cornwall. First long trip, a month in Northern Spain, hopefully taking in the MOTO GP, from then the World & Europe is our oyster, as our bucket list consists mainly of places to visit & new experiences to enjoy. Hopefully we will see & meet many of you funsters on our travels.
    Adrian & Heather
     
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    Welcome to the '' Retired & loving it '' club :)
     
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  3. CWH

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    Congratulations both, and welcome to the Slow Lane - it's much more FUN than the Fast Lane!
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    Retirement? Best job I've ever had!


    Wyn
     
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  5. Rob and Val

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    It sounds as if you have both worked very hard and therefore deserve to enjoy the fruits of your labour. We wish you both a very long and happy retirement.
     
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  6. Bill_OR

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    With you all the way! I took the plunge at 52 on the basis that we never know what is round the corner and I'd rather spend time with my wife while we are both healthy. That was over 10 years ago and we've not regretting that decision for a moment!
     
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    The problems with retirement is that you don't get weekends off.....
     
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    Congratulations to you both.
    Wishing you long and happy retirements.
    Enjoy.
    Brisey.
     
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    . . . . or bank holidays . . but who cares (y)
     
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    Have a great time and above all enjoy every moment. We retired early and now wonder how on earth we did things before.............
     
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    Same here - now we have to keep a social diary for the first time ever!!!!!

    September and October are already booked!
     
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    Congratulations. Enjoy every second.
     
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    Happy days enjoy.
     
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    You will find that you do not have enough time to do everything, It makes you wonder how you got anything done when you were working full/all the time. Always remember, you do not know what is ahead if indeed there is anything. Seize the day. Do it and be damned,we were not meant to just work and no play. grab all the experiences you can.
     
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  15. stevec

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    Congratulations.
    I could say that I envy you but WE HAVE ONLY THREE DAYS LEFT TO WORK!!!. Finish on Wednesday. We aren't lucky enough to retire in our fifties but can at least do so before state retirement age. Currently planning the rest of the year out and may even venture down Cornwall way later this month.
     
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    Well done!
    We also retired in our mid 50s and life has been pretty rosy. We've moved house (downsized), had grandchildren ( not entirely our decision) and travelled.
    We even spent the first part of this week at Stourhead. What could be better?
     
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    This retirement lark can be great if you have your health, but as many of us find, all too often as you get older, your trips are governed by doctors/hospital appointments.
    I wish you a happy and healthy retirement.
     
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    Yup, retirement is great.
    Except for all those bloody pensioners - they're everywhere.:)
     
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    :Grin:health happiness and loads of fun
     
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    Congrats BUT beware !!
    I have worked harder in the 18 months since retirement than I did the previous 40 years !
     
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