Well. That's Me Officially Retired

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  1. Yorick

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    I got notice of impending redundancy on July 6th and yesterday was my last day of said employment.
    I was gonna pack in anyway next Autumn but this has just brought it forward a year. Penny is gonna work till then. She wants to put in one last year of teaching.

    Then it's off to Lanzarote :)

    I've been enjoying my time off and it's great to know that I need never work again :)

    Lots of track days for me next year
     
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    Congrats, may it be long and very happy (y)
     
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    Lucky man enjoy
     
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    I've been at it for a few years thoroughly recommended. Younger you do it the better, old age can spoil retirement. (y)
     
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  5. Yorick

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    The plan is to drive over there next year in the camper and spend around 6 months there. To make sure we really like the place and decide which resort to live in.

    Then come for summer and sell one of the houses. Then go back with a wedge of cash to buy a nice villa.

    The rental income from other houses will keep us going.


    And Pen's gonna be singing in bars. She's been offered work when she's sang in bars just on holiday.
     
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  6. Frentchy

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    That's Me Officially Retired:LOL::LOL: Iv been saying that for YEARS!! and never worked harder in my life,:confused:
     
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    That is the other important lubricant for a healthy retirement...being young enough and having enough disposable income. You appear to have it sorted.
    Hope she can pronounce her Rs........that's if you are a Del Boy fan.:)
     
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    all the best for your retirement
     
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    All the best Yorick. (y)
     
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    Otherwise you'll end up Cwying, Cwying, CWWYYIINNG.
     
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    Good luck, can't wait till July 2015 when it will be my turn.
     
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    You swine, what about all our pensions ! Do you earn good money on track days ?
     
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    Retirement was the best job I ever took :D
     
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    Don't worry Brian. Yorick was only in IT (and I know how little IT workers get). You only start to worry when we no longer get the taxes off rich lawyers like Chris :D
     
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    I retired ten years ago, lasted a year started working again did five years retired again now back into sheep farming ,I do the work, daughter gets the money. Seriously though enjoy your time over there.
     
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    Congrats Yorick. Welcome to the club. I left work nearly two weeks ago and Colin finishes a week this coming Friday. Only trouble is have been laid up with a bad back since stopping work so not able to make the most of the free time just yet.
     
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    Not paid for trackdays. We just get the day for free and as much tracktime as we can handle.

    And as for pensions, all our money is in property. Much better return.
     
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    Congratulations - we can highly recommend retirement! (y)
     
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    Jesus wept, I'm shaking just reading this. It would be a case of cancel one of our aircraft carriers or let a few thousand nice old pensioners starve to death. You know which way that will go.
     
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    Serves you right you lazy devil.
     
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