Posted: 14/08/2014 at 20:32
Pottering about has really got it right,
Retirement is a bit mote involved in the daily life style than we really know at the time of first retiring,
What i mean is if you have a partner and all of a sudden your daily routine of going to work has finished,
You now have 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to yourself 'But " also seeing your partner 24 hours a day !!!!
It can be a strain at first because your the intruder, it's you who have come into someone ele's work place "be it your home" it's still you who is now home all day,
It's you who finds its not as simple as you may have thought it would be,
And if you've not got a hobby other than visiting the pub mid day and eveing,
then you really can be in a mess,
Ive had friends in this state and their marrage suffered and they also didn't seem tobe enjoying life anymore,
But in my case i couldn't wait, i had my gardening and an interest in classic motor cycles (still have) and the car of my dreames to "now im able to enjoy" and still to this day i enjoy that car with pride and the bikes,
But coming back to one or two friends who'd always enjoyed the pub, they became like some sort of neighbourhood moan brigade and within a year had fallen out with the neighbours over silly things,
ie one complained because nextdoor was cutting his grass on a sunday morning, "he'd forgotten that person worked and the weekend was the only real time he had to do such jobs and then only if the weather would let him,
He didnt have time on his hands, he wasn't bored.
I remember asking a few people i knew what they thought ref being retired and with most the same remark came back time & time again
"I dont know we're i found the time to go to work".
So if your near the big day i'd honestly say if you've not got a hobby now !!!!
Then have a think what you fancy doing as a pass time and get your name down for some causes to help get you started,
Gardening is an on going hobby It's one your never finished with,
As one season ends the next starts and just to make it interesting mother nature moves things around every now and again so we dont have a flaming june and so the fruits dont rippen as quick but this is all part of the gardening world and to those who have just started gardening "welcome to a hobby thats a mixture of keeping you fit, keeping you fed with fresh veg, and getting you out in the fresh air.
Some things in life you wonder about and ask why,
ie why do they build old peoples homes within eye sight of the cemitary,
Why is it that 3 buses all turn up at the same time,
And why do some mums have an answer to their kids daft questions without thinking
ie "Mum can i lick the pan??????"
"No pull the chain like everyone eles".