Category: Early Retirement

Early Retirement – Six Months In

Despite all the planning I did  retirement has taken me somewhat by surprise, I’d planned to do a lot more, to learn new skills, travel more widely, decorate the house from top to bottom, but it’s not been like that.  Instead the activities that I was already doing have just...

That’s Enough

This has been my second trip to London in the last week and my third trip in the last three months, it’s too much, my tolerance for London is quite limited.  The more time I spend there, the more I realise what a dysfunctional place it is, one of great...

Investing In The Past

My reading list has been flooded today with lust worthy gadgets, the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, the Nexus 6P phone and even a tap with a touch screen.  All amazing technology, but I’m having none of it. I’ve just bought a two year old ThinkPad x230 laptop,...

Early Retirement–Three Months In

It’s hard to remember what a life at work was like now, I’ve adjusted to a new pace of life and that life has more than expanded to fill the time available.  When I first retired I made the mistake of trying to pack to much into my weeks, It...

Feedback On My, Eat Mostly Food I’ve Grown Myself Challenge

For most of my life I’ve subscribed to the low fat, high carbohydrate philosophy of eating, what I’ve actually eaten has varied quite a lot but it’s safe to say that it’s been dominated by wheat and oats, in all it’s forms, but mostly bread.  Fresh foods have mostly been...