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  1. Jez Cottrill

    Jez Cottrill

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    Hi,

    Jez here recently retired and at 51 have just bought myself a Burstner Ixeo it734 motorhome and in the first five weeks managed to drive 5,500 miles covering a small part of Spain, France, Belgium, The New Forest, Rutland, Lake District, Cumbria, Skye, Scotland (Lomond, Dunnet Head, John O'Groats, Pitlochrie and Edinburgh)

    Next week in back off to France and in July I go to the Italian Lakes via France, Germany and Switzerland.

    Have I caught the bug?
     

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  2. Carol

    Carol Funster Life Member

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    Hello welcome to the wonderful world of motorhoming sounds as if you are well and truly hooked :pink:
     
  3. Hollyberry

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    :hiya2: Welcome to Fun.

    Good to see you wasted no time before "living the dream". It's what retirement is for!
     
  4. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

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    :hiya2: & :welcome3:to a fellow early retiree :):)
     
  5. JJ

    JJ Funster

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    Welcome to the Fun...

    ...but I have to say you are rather young to be doing this motorhome nonsense... :Eeek:

    Who is going to pay for my pension if all you young'uns pack it in early?

    Get back to work and come back in 15-20 years time... :rofl:

    JJ :cool:
     
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  6. Jez Cottrill

    Jez Cottrill

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    I set my stall out to et at 50 and am loving every minute of it
     
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    :welcome4:
     
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    Hi and Welcome......(y)
     
  9. Jez Cottrill

    Jez Cottrill

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  10. Jez Cottrill

    Jez Cottrill

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    I am so happy to have retired at 50. Life is too short to worry about work
     
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    Jez Cottrill

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    I worked shifts for 30 years and earned my test from working in some incredibly stressful situations. Glad i retired early - you only have one life
     
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  12. Kevan

    Kevan Funster Life Member

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    did you retire early then?;)
     
  13. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

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    5500 miles in 5 weeks! Did you actually see anything?! Dashing about is not the way !! MH is for relaxing!!! Slow down and enjoy!
     
  14. Bill_OR

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    Exactly! A motorhome is to enjoy and relax in. I think you're still working - slow down and explore more!
    Enjoy your retirement - you've taken the right decision!


    P.S. Welcome!
     
  15. shunter

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    Hi and a big :welcomesign:
     
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    :WelcomeFlag:

    I retired at 54 and have enjoyed every minute of it so make the best of it.

    Invest part of your pension in the £15 pa subscription to avail yourself of all the experience on this Forum. As a member for about two years I must have had my money back twentyfold with the help and advice received.:)
     
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    Hello and welcome to the house of fun.
     
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