Posted: 16/03/2017 at 09:27
PDoc - adjusting to retirement can be difficult but it's do-able. It can be like a process of mourning.
Are there no local groups that could do with volunteers so you could ease yourself down into enjoying "me time"? Hospices, hostels, gardens,........... The OU will stretch your brain and the volunteering will satisfy your need to be useful and allow you to recover your own health and strength. And then, if you must, you can still head off to trouble spots but be less of a worry to your wife, family and new colleagues.
It's sunny here but still cool. I've been out and watered all the pots we moved and fed yesterday as well as a few flowering shrubs that may need help to thrive. 2Nd coffee now then painting and then words with a mimosa that needs its crown lifting and then a bit of spraying to prepare the last bit of ground for the digger.
Have fun Liri. Hope the visit goes well and you get your jobs done OK.
Enjoy the celebrations LP, and the sweet peas.
No primulas of any sort here but I shall be on the look out for some good ones to grow in the new hosta bed when I get it. Wild primroses grow in the hedgerows and roadside ditches here but later on - April last year - and last week we saw our first solitary cowslip.