....another one opens.
Tomorrow 28th February 2014 John retires from work - after commuting to the City of London for just over 50 years and working in both the marine and aviation insurance world - he's closing down his PC, handing back his season ticket and leaving the daily buzz of the City's financial sector behind him.
|The blue building is 'the office'|
He should have retired at 62 and was fortunate to be able to carry on for another five years. I say fortunate - he really enjoys his work and would have liked to carry on for another year or two on a three-day-a-week basis. But hey ho the powers that be felt that the time was right - a lot of his work now being sent to India!
So - a new chapter in our life is about to begin. Plans are being put into place -
projects to be mulled over
... camper van jollies to be had
...lots of walking
...even more gardening
maybe a holiday or two
and time to relax
I retired at 57 so I've had plenty of time to do my own thing, but who'd have thought when I graduated with my Degree last September and didn't know what to do next, that John would be finishing too within a few months.
A leaving 'do' has been arranged at his office tomorrow, when I shall travel up to the City to be a part of this slightly sad but memorable day.
See you soon x