Congratulation on your joining our ranks.
I beat you (Officially) by one day.
Its a feeling of euphoria knowing that the only work you undertake in earnest now is what you WANT to do as opposed to HAVE to do.
And as far as people who tell you that they feel useless after retirement, they must have sad lives.
I have not worked on a regular basis since the stabbing, and as soon as I regained the ability to walk and move around I found oodles to do and still have a full list of things outstanding.
I even climbed Snowdon, and might even do it again.
Sail by Dorset by all means but don't think about Scandinavia in March in an MFV :twisted: :evil: :cry:
Peter - I'll raise a celebratory glass in your honour at lunchtime. As it says on a tombstone somewhere: "Sacred to the memory of Captain Anthony Wedgwood, accidentally shot by his gamekeeper whilst out shooting... Well done thou good and faithful servant."
All the best I retired fifteen years ago and it is so nice to wake in the morning and think what shall I do today. Brother in law has retired and is bored due to the fact he wrapped himself in his job and no outside interests.