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When I checked my bank balance 'online' last night, the first state pension payment had gone into the bank........

I don't mind being 60...it's only a number, but now I really feel like a 'Pensioner'...:-1
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Bez wrote: When I checked my bank balance 'online' last night, the first state pension payment had gone into the bank........

I don't mind being 60...it's only a number, but now I really feel like a 'Pensioner'...:-1
Nothing wrong with that Bez. If you feel like a Pensioner, go out and find one :D


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Uncle Kram wrote: Nothing wrong with that Bez. If you feel like a Pensioner, go out and find one :D


Heyyyyy....good idea Unc....as long as it's a pensioner that took EARLY retirement....;)
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And what a lovely pensioner you are :)

Go find a hot young stud for yourself hehehehehe
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You're making me think, Bez...just two and a bit years and I'll be joining you

(but by that time we will both be confirmed non smokers :) )
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One of my best friends is a pensioner (Hello Henry!!) and he is an absolute disgrace to his age:wah:

You make sure you grow old disgracefully, Bez!!:):-4
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woppy71 wrote: You make sure you grow old disgracefully, Bez!!:):-4


That may be difficult for our Bezzy

Since she is so full of class and grace

and love :-4
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You are always our young, beautiful Bez.....................:-4
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Screw that BEZ just means you can have more play time, you earned it. :-4 Boy we can't retire here until 65 and that doesn't give you much to live on I know I will have to work 2 or 3 days a week after I retire. Oh you can retire at 60 if your rich or only want 600 dollars a month to live on. :(

[QUOTE]When I checked my bank balance 'online' last night, the first state pension payment had gone into the bank........

I don't mind being 60...it's only a number, but now I really feel like a 'Pensioner'...[/QUOTE]
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Being a pensioner can be great Bez, :) "if" you have the "money" to go with the extra time on you hands! One is no good without the other! ;)
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Bez you really do look quite young for your age , not at all like a pensioner.:)
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SnoozeControl wrote: Being a pensioner is my goal in life. :D


Typical .. i bet you'll be a right bloody handful even then;) :rolleyes:
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CARLA wrote: Screw that BEZ just means you can have more play time, you earned it. :-4 Boy we can't retire here until 65 and that doesn't give you much to live on I know I will have to work 2 or 3 days a week after I retire. Oh you can retire at 60 if your rich or only want 600 dollars a month to live on. :(


I'm still working part time Carla and I could have gone on full time if I wanted, but I thought "sod it"..get out of the rat race....



WE have a small (very small) state pension here and I've paid into a private pension for 20 + years .



If it's hard to manage financially, then I'll find another job, but I'm just enjoying a bit of extra freedom at the moment.
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Bez, are you keeping your paper round on?


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Bez wrote: When I checked my bank balance 'online' last night, the first state pension payment had gone into the bank........



I don't mind being 60...it's only a number, but now I really feel like a 'Pensioner'...:-1


Dont worry about it, its your cash so enjoy it ! Take a trip. To Minnesota

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Retirement is great, it's just the wages that's lousy............. :) :)
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MINKS "And what a lovely pensioner you are

Go find a hot young stud for yourself hehehehehe"



+++++++++++ Bez, I know something about this....and heartily echo Minks's advice! :)
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Clancy wrote: I tell everyone your fifty four. :)





......I tell them I'm forty six :lips: :guitarist







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I tell everyone I'm "39" & holding! Then one day my Grandaughter said to me, so how old would you be if you let go!? :D
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cars wrote: I tell everyone I'm "39" & holding! Then one day my Grandaughter said to me, so how old would you be if you let go!? :D
Lol cars! :wah:

I'm 39.95 plus postage and packing! ;) :D
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Bez;425766 wrote: When I checked my bank balance 'online' last night, the first state pension payment had gone into the bank........

I don't mind being 60...it's only a number, but now I really feel like a 'Pensioner'...:-1


Wait until you are 70, that'l hit you like a brick,you are only young now.
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Jester;1137174 wrote: Im just not seeing the picture.:D


no one is.
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Jester;1137354 wrote: :wah:

Never mind- I had my glasses on backwards... :yh_rotfl


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Gosh....over 2 years since i started this thread. I'm 'fully retired' now and loving it. Left work last September as the company was down sizing anyway. The winter has had it's difficulties and I'm looking forward to the spring/summer....sunshine and warmth. :-6:-6

Have been blessed with 2 more grandchildren since I started this thread and another one due in June. Nothing like 'littlees' to give you joy.
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It's wonderful to hear you're enjoying it so much. The weather might even warm up and let you do it outdoors more often if you're lucky. *hug*
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Bez;1137458 wrote: Gosh....over 2 years since i started this thread. I'm 'fully retired' now and loving it. Left work last September as the company was down sizing anyway. The winter has had it's difficulties and I'm looking forward to the spring/summer....sunshine and warmth. :-6:-6

Have been blessed with 2 more grandchildren since I started this thread and another one due in June. Nothing like 'littlees' to give you joy.


so nice your enjoying it!

cool, almost 3 grandchildren new.:-4
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Here's a picture of my grandchildren....from 18 to 3 months

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You must be more than a little proud of them :-6
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I found since I retired that I have slight depression and anxiety,never feel very good in the mornings.
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redman;1138212 wrote: I found since I retired that I have slight depression and anxiety,never feel very good in the mornings.


I've found that the longer I'm retired, the more comfortable I become with the free time. At first I felt guilty at not working and having days when I didn't do much but I'm over that now. Winter has been harder because of the weather and short days. I've also got divorced after 42 years of marriage so had to adjust to being totally independent and 'on my own'.



Money, or 'lack of' is my biggest worry as I have a small mortgage etc but I keep a strict check on spending and so far so good. There are a few cutbacks I could make like getting rid of the car, dental insurance, Top Up TV, etc.



Do you know what you're anxious about ? maybe if you can identify the negative bits it would help.



I'm lucky having loads of grandchildren living locally.......nothing like kids to put life in perspective and give you a big cuddle to cheer you up.:-6
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Admit it. You spoil them rotten, pack them full of sugar, then send them back to their parents. :sneaky::sneaky:
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Accountable;1138908 wrote: Admit it. You spoil them rotten, pack them full of sugar, then send them back to their parents. :sneaky::sneaky:


SUGAR :eek:....tut , tut.....yesterday I bought the little ones who live locally some strawberrys. ....sometimes I buy grapes. I did buy some organic Ginger Bread men though :wah:



Everything else you said is right though !



The teenage girls are taken out for shopping and a coffee / lunch....the 12 yr old boys just like beating me at playstation games......I'm getting better though.
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Bez;1137956 wrote: Here's a picture of my grandchildren....from 18 to 3 months


beautiful picture! :-4
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sunny104;1139084 wrote: beautiful picture! :-4


Thanks Sunny....they are all gorgeous...............................of course ! :-6
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