I have had a great day today, I retired:o)
I had to retire, leave work for a day then for the next
four weeks I will work just sixteen hours a week. Then
I go back part time doing twenty five hours a week.
I am on the eve of being a Senior Citizen, a State Pensioner.
From tomorrow I am entitled to free prescriptions, free bus travel
anywhere in England. I will also get a winter fuel allowance
I have been spoilt rotten in work and at my hairdressers.
My hairdresser Sue, bought me a chocolate cupcake, put
a candle in it and got all the girls in the salon to sing
Happy Birthday. She also bought me flowers and a birthday balloon.
I am so touched by this lovely young woman.
In work I received loads more flowers, several bottle bags and
numerous gifts and cards. Then when I arrived home there was a delivery
of more flowers from my lovely mother in law and sister in law.
Then my darling took me out for tea.
He has warned me that this weekend is going to be busy.
He has things planned but is not telling me anything.
I am a little nervous about it all but also delighted,
I have never had such a fuss made of me and my birthday before.
I am overwhelmed with this show of love, affection and good will.
So I may not get time with my laptop in the next couple of days,
but I will be back for sure on Monday, hopefully with some tales to tell:o)
In the mean time here is the first of some lists I have been compiling:
Sixty Simple Pleasures
The first cup of tea of the day
Ice cold milk poured over corn flakes
Johnson's Baby Powder
Fresh cotton sheets
Opening a brand new book
Vanilla ice cream
The sound of the sea
Cheese on toast
A walk in the woods
A babies giggles and gurgles
Crisp dry leaves in Autumn
The smell of coffee
Washing drying in the breeze
Sharing a laugh with friends
The beauty in and old persons face
Freshly fallen snow
Cuddles from my grandchildren
Apple pie and custard
Sparkling Clean windows
A roaring fire and candlelight
Holding hands with my husband
Listening to music
Baking cakes to give to friends
Looking through old photograph’s
Spending time with my mother in law
The perfume of roses
Discovering new places
Tree’s in every season
The smell of leather.
Ginger nut biscuits
Stain glass windows
Walking in the rain
The smell of new mown grass
Notebooks of all shapes and sizes
Cathedrals and country churches
Walking through Liverpool
Sleeping through the night
A roast dinner
Walking Titch (My Dog)
Watching my husband when he is concentrating
Have a Happy Weekend, I have got a funny feeling
I am going to have a Fabulous Weekend.......