Retired - your plans.

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  1. Jul 13, 2018 #1

    Clint

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    Apart from making beer and spending countless hours putting the world to rights on this forum,what do you do with your time?

    If you are not retired what do you plan to do when the day finally arrives?
     
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    Gunge

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    I'll let you know in a couple of years. I plan on sleeping a lot and letting my barely-disguised slobbishness come to full fruition. F*** 'em - I will have earned it.
     
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    I doubt I'll be able to consider retirement for at least 15 years, maybe longer, but have a bit of a plan for when I do.

    Will be away in whatever caravan / campervan thing we have at the time a lot, possibly taking it over to mainland Europe. Other travel also desirable if funds allow.

    I enjoy the great outdoors so will be doing as much walking and mountain biking as my body can take. If we're at home I'll be doing lots of cooking and revisiting things such as sough-dough bread making etc. And then all the other stuff I dabble in, computers, gadgets, photography, DIY etc. Would also like to own a Caterham or similar one day.

    Finally will hopefully still be spending lots of time with my by then grown up kids and you never know even grand kids :shock:

    And of course making some beer. Never going to be bored.
     
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    Cruising slowly around the canals and rivers of the UK on our narrowboat keeps us occupied. Home brewing has its challenges when you live in a 55' x 7' steel tube.
     
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    I retired at 55, that was 16 years ago and I wouldn't change it for the world.
    I go to more places, I drink more beer, I eat better food, and what's more, I can do it at any time, day or night.
    I thoroughly recommend it.
     
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    Are you telling us that you have a much younger and willing mistress?

    "I can do it at any time, day or night"
     
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    We split our time between the UK and France.

    When in France we eat, drink and cycle. When in the UK we diet, cycle on the trainer and make beer to take to France.

    Actually, I also take some time out to be active in the local politics of the area. This includes attending Town and District Council Meetings and asking the odd question.

    Next Wednesday I will attend a meeting of my local District Council which, according to the Council's website, has outsourced their duty of care to the homeless to a charity which is over 100 miles away. The question I want answered is:

    “How does the Council monitor the charity's activities to ensure that the charity’s practice of hiring people on a casual basis and at a wage rate very near to the minimum wage, does not in any way impinge on the Council's duty of care to the homeless people within their area?”

    Points to consider are:
    1. Late last year the area received over £1,000,000 of funding from central government specifically to tackle the problems of homelessness within our area.
    2. The Council immediately handed control of this money over to the charity!
    3. The charity pays:
      • Its "workers" just above minimum wage on an "as required" basis with no fixed hours or benefits.
      • Its "senior management" over £60,000 per annum with a car, holidays and other benefits.
    It's definitely worth asking your Councillors to at least justify their actions! :thumb:
     
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    I'm semi retired so , warzone 2100, cycling and writing another book but not necessarily in that order :cheers3:
     
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    Hi!
    It's amazing how much of the day simply slides by while I am doing absolutely nothing!
     
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    Another book? Do we have a published author in our midst? Details please :D
     
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    I can't wait. My dream scenario (because I'm ruling out a lotto) is that I get the youngest through uni, then another year or two, then my employer decides to give me a juicy VR package. The lotto is more likely, on reflection.

    A scenario I can hope for then - don't die too soon, see the youngest through uni.....maybe retire at 60.

    Plans for retirement might include some sort of camper van/motorhome - don't need much, so the former more likely than the latter.

    Oh and lots of public nudity.
     
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    Careful what you wish for …

    I was just past 50 and without warning the idea of "retiring" was taken completely out of my hands. I'll not have to go to work again, I don't think I'll have financial worries, I get a completely new look on the world, … sounds idyllic? But all at a very hefty price - and I'm not talking money.
     
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    Still in the distance for me but would love it !
    Just got the last of my girls through Uni - finished up this month and starts her job in Blackburn of all places so I’m hoping now my money is my own we can make solid plans to do it in 10 years when I’m 60.

    What would I do other then brew beer ?

    Get a few animals , chickens , pig etc , get a good veg garden going and try my hand at professional photography.


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    pretty much in the same boat peebee. had to finish at 40 through ill health. im managing ok because of a lifestyle change and the added benefit of no mortgage which really helps. finances stop me doing some of the things i always wanted but i get by
     
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    I retired when I was 55 sold my business and stock up - cars and VW campervans and pensioned myself off to spend time with my grandchild who was born in 2012. Three years later he started school and got bored of being sat at home so got a part time job at Aldi and love it. Don't want to retire again as its not for me need the social interaction and it keeps me fit and still find plenty of time to brew
     
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    A colleague (42) just been diagnosed with motor neurone disease - initial diagnosis was around treating a 'bad back'. Two kids under 10 yrs old.

    Makes yer think.
     
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    Dutto

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    I've hit a few "Likes" on this Thread, but mainly as a sympathetic understanding of someone's plight than 'cos I like what's forced someone into retirement. It must be a horrible realisation when it's forced upon someone!

    I'm very lucky! Reasonably fit, retired by my own choice at 60 and over fifteen years later I'm still wondering how I found the time to go to work.

    I take a wander through the local churchyard every so often. Many of my less fortunate old school-friends are currently residing there and it's a sobering experience; but one that even with all the aches and pains of old age, makes retirement look to be a great option.
    :thumb:
     
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    Very similar. I fancy getting a few chucks, and improving my photography. My car maintenance too.
     
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    I look forward to retirement but have a feeling i will be in the same boat i cannot imagine spending week after week in the house or pottering round killing time and i will not have the fiances to live the life of riley so i imagine i will choose semi retired if i am fit enough to carry on working.

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