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Morning....just watching the mist rise with a hot cup of tea. Wishing I could spend my day in the garden, but instead I have the daily 2hr commute, a tedious presentation to give, a meeting with a 'talker' so won't be short, a trek to the other side of London for another meeting and then home time....after the 2 hr commute back. 

Must remember to buy a lottery ticket at some point. 

Anyone doing anything fun today?


Your job sounds interesting, i bet you get really bored if you do have time off

Hi Tootles, not me    It's supermarket day.

Orchid Lady

Working from home today, but the day after I get back from holiday I have a commute to London, leaving home at 6am and will get back about 10.30 after approx 8 hours travelling on trains with 3 changes each way 


Oh Tootles and OL, sounds like my previous life.  Everyone used to envy me my job but I wouldnt go back to it for the world.  I may be broke but I'm much happier and so much more relaxed.



I am with you Yviesstevie, don't miss the job, love the time I have now, but I do miss the money, and the company. Its amazing how quickly my friends forgot me.


 I really feel for you there Tootles, I just would hate that now.

Back in the 60's I used to commute from East London to Richmond, but then they opened a branch locally and I had the chance to work about 10 minutes from home, bliss. 


Today I am out to have coffee and cake with a group of friends. My days of working long hours and getting up at silly o'clock are over thank goodness!


Today is my day off work. So aside from baking I'm spending most of today on the phone to my boss discussing vehicles and movements... good job I love him!  (He's going to be chief bridesmaid! )



There are advantages to being unemployable, even if the money is lousy. I was forced to retire at 48 due to ill health (Stop work or be dead in 12 months is what both my Doctor and a Specialist said).

So today, I have been mostly picking fruit, splitting and potting up various Herbaceous plants, playing on here and writing a bit more of a story I am working on.

Hope everyone else's day goes as well as possible for them.


Walked the dog. Undercoated and top coated the inside of the back door. 2 loads of washing. Made a gratin of chard, apple, red onions and courgettes. Had a leisurely lunch, it is only just after 4.00 so will now harvest the rest of the pears and make wine...actually I was just thinking that I hadn't done much today, but seeing it written down it looks different


That sounds a lovely lunch art. I'm not veggie but I would love that. I always laugh at the people who say they're veggie but they basically live on pizza and chips and don't eat much veg at all! Perhaps that's just the Scottish ones...

Berghill - bet you're glad you followed that advice. Hope you've had a great day.

I'm back living quite near where I work which has advantages but I miss being more rural, so I'd happily have a longer commute if it meant I had more peace and quiet. Can't always get what we want though 


Hi Punkdoc, you're not wrong, non of my previous 'friends' from work have been in touch but to be fair I've not contacted them.  I prefer a clean break.  I've had my hair cut, spent a fortune in boots, forgot stuff and had to go to local boots.  Packed.  All I have to do now is visit mum to take her shopping, finish a bit of the last minute packing and put my feet up with a chinese and maybe a glass of Pinot. Oh drat! I've just remembered I stripped the bed this morning so I have to  make it up again.

flowering rose

When you retire you  will have plenty of time to sit and stare and enjoy.


F Rose, I don't seem to have got to that stage yet



Tootles, I know how you feel, I work 40 hours a week and sat every three weeks, do the lottery every week but no such luck yet, but on the other hand work pays the bills, just a shame u have to spend half your life in work, hope I've not put everyone on a downer 

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