Thursday, 31 July 2014

Some Developments

1. I've bought a kindle! And already downloaded 6 samples to read (excluding ones I've already read and deleted) and 5 books.  It's fun. 

2. I've obtained a reader's ticket for the University of Leicester Library.  Unlike the British Library, you can actually borrow books!  Awesome.  I've borrowed three, but because of the excitement of my kindle, I haven't fully read them yet.

3. I've set a retirement date.  I gave three months' notice and am retiring on 15th August. Hopefully then I will read all the books I've downloaded and borrowed.

4. I think I am going to cry when I leave work.  Although there are rational reasons, work and family have been my whole life.  Family have grown up and got their own lives now.  Work is going to come to an end. This is a big change in lifestyle.  

Have people any tips for new retirees?


  1. How wonderful to have decided upon retirement...well done. I have no idea about retirees and what they do 'cos I'm not there yet..but I suspect that you will find plenty of things to do and enjoy loads of books.....and if you cry when you leave so be are entering another chapter now.

  2. I should have retired in January but our Government changed the goalposts! I now have another 4 years to work before that lovely day. Unfortunately, I'll be depending on my state pension to get by so couldn't retire voluntarily before then. Your time will be your own to do with as you please. I would fill mine with my grandchildren, voluntary work,travelling and spending more time with family, joining the WI and maybe even the local ramblers group!Oh, and lots more time for my woolly crafting!Not everyone's cuppa but would suit me just fine and dandy.Happy Looking Forward to Retirement. Hope those will be tears of joy when you eventually leave work!

  3. I'm glad you like your Kindle. I don't know where I'd be without mine! How wonderful to be able to retire. I don't think there'll be retirement pensions when I get to that age. I'm sure you'll find yourself so busy you won't know how you ever had time to go to work, I know that's how my mum feels. :)