Lock down and furlough has gave me a taste of what retirement might be like. I have pottered on with DIY on the house and garden, cleaned and messed with the cars, taken nice walks and sat on the patio enjoying the sun with the good lady. Conclusion i think i might like retirement and like others cant be arsed with this going back to work malarky.
Although I've worked from home for the lockdown period I've been v strict in starting at 8 and finishing at 5 and taking a lunch break Monday to Friday. With my kitchen doubling as an office it's easy to get dragged in to working late and at weekends.
Still I'm on leave for 3 days now so had to go fishing so I didn't keep looking at the laptop "just to check my emails!"
Unfortunately it is unlikely that the government will continue to pay you 80% to sit at home for ever. The alternative of retirement is also unlikely to provide an 80% income. Even final salary pension schemes are limited to 67% so you need considerable savings to make up the difference.
However 67% in retirement is not bad as the out goings are much less (provided the mortgage has been paid off) so I wish you all the best and hope your replacement appreciates having a job rather than being on JSA.
I maybe still be on furlough until October. If I’m not asked back by then ( depending on the current climate ) then it might be a case of one window closing and another one opening. We have to adapt to this ‘new normal’
Got to hand it to these guys for sheer enterprise but is there anyone out there brave enough to wear one of these
Theres 629 designs and this is my 'favourite'...
First haircut since Feb.
Then spent the day protecting Keithyboy’s next investment. First car wash, vacuum and polish since - ahem - last August.
And both feel gooooood! 👍
Did you enjoy any firsts today?
As the response to the idea was fairly positive let's give it a go. Think of it as the Alfaowner equivalent of the 606 phone in on Radio 5.
As a starting point i'd like to mention Nemanja Vidic. He's managed to damage not just one but three knee ligaments and is out for the season and possibly...
Do you ever hurt yourself and have no idea how you've done it? Me and the dog are watching Fast Five. I've just gone into the kitchen and poured myself a whisky (Starward from Australia, very nice). In doing so I now have a cut on my finger despite having not handled anything sharp and having...