Category Archives: retirement

My husband’s Gap Year at 60 ~ His Lifelong Dream to Visit the Space Centre

Before my husband reaches 61 we realised his life-long dream to visit Cape Canaveral. I was a little nervous of spending a week in Orlando, what with the heat and the reputation for being the city of theme parks, but … Continue reading

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My husband’s Gap Year at 60 ~ An Eventful Trip to Arras

I’m writing a series posts about my husband’s Gap Year at 60! He has struggled with the concept of retirement although he longed for it to happen. Moments of ‘What next?’ and ‘I feel I’m drifting with no direction’ has … Continue reading

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The Big Apple – Part 2 ~ My husband’s Gap Year at 60!

Our five days in New York felt more like two weeks in the nicest possible way. Each day we must have walked several miles and visited numerous sights. The best thing we did was to buy a three day New … Continue reading

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The Big Apple ~ My husband’s gap year at 60 ~ Leg One

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We’ve just returned from a five day trip to New York, the first of my husband’s carefully planned experiences for his ‘gap year!’ Wow, what a trip and I’ve been lucky enough to tag along with him. We arrived at … Continue reading

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Home is where the heart is ~ but the heart is fickle

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Are you in love with where you live or do you long to be somewhere else? I live in Mid Bedfordshire, An Unassuming County, and it is full of surprises. There are lovely country spots like The Barton Hills, Maulden … Continue reading

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My husband’s having a Gap Year at 60!

All the angst of the last few months – all the worry, seems to have evaporated with my husband’s declaration: ‘I’m going to have a gap year!’ For those of you who have not followed my blog recently I need … Continue reading

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The story of the octogenarian, the donkey and the parrot!

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As my parents moved into a warden assisted flat this summer and my husband retired I began to think about getting older big time. I’ve visited many elderly people in care and nursing homes ~ some good ~ some depressing … Continue reading

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