It’s nice to be retired

You get to meet with your mates for a game of dominoes on the city wall, then go for a quiet drink at the bar before going home to dinner.



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54 responses to “It’s nice to be retired

  1. Caroline

    I’ve sometimes seen a two or more elderly ladies sitting outside for a late afternoon spritz and no doubt a gossip, here in Venice, and thought how enviable that looks – much more fun than the equivalent in Britain! (Cup of tea in a department store?) Maybe those ladies don’t have husbands they have to cook for? πŸ™‚

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  2. Funny, someone changed the rules when I got to my retirement.

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  3. Retirement sounds like a dream….darn I didn’t win that mega lottery!
    I would have been happy with a few million, I wasn’t going to be greedy…
    Beautiful pictures Yvonne, I am catching up with your blog and binge reading. πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the great posts!

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  4. With a huge garden (not my idea ) I learned very quickly that re-tired just meant to get tired all over again. Also a better retirement fund would have helped. Damn the Global Financial Crisis.

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  5. Seems like a jolly good reason to retire. Actually, I can think of quite a few more…

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  6. These wonderful gentlemen are living the dream! What a great way to spend the day. We spent seven weeks away on our road trip and I told everyone then it was retirement practice. While others complain when they have another birthday I just see the light at the end of the retirement tunnel growing a little brighter every year. Looking forward to that time of life.

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  7. Well, I had a tiny bit of envy looking at those guys and thinking of their wives…and then a good chuckle at all your comments! I’ll retire in a few years and hope I can travel and garden and lie in bed in the morning…

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  8. Liz

    I totally dread those retirement days because you can’t play dominoes the whole day. When I retire, I’d love to travel and travel and travel. Have a pleasant Friday. Don’t we all love the fact that Friday is around the corner?

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  9. julie

    Wish I could retire too, think its 65 here in UK for women, my travel buddy Teresa retired last year and says she doesn’t know how she found the time to work !

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  10. I wonder what the wives are up to, besides cooking that is?

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  11. One problem with retirement: you never get a day off.

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  12. No matter how much you loved your job there is just something about doing what you want whenever you want!
    Including spending months at a time in Venice and any other place you want to be.
    People still wish me a nice weekend. Ha, I also have to look at the calendar to see what day it is and to remind me when it’s Tueasday and time for my Italian class.
    Yes, two years in and I still love being retired…and no husband expecting a meal at a certain time of the day..back when I had one I taught him to cook a few simple things…..or make my favorite…reseverations!

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  13. Andante

    Yes, retirement is wonderful! Sheer bliss to turn over in bed in the morning rather than getting out to work. Being “paid” NOT to go to work…. Being able to take holidays when you want to. Long lazy days spent … doing nothing much.
    The trick, apparently, is to run out of money the day after you fall off the perch!


  14. oh man, I can not WAIT to be retired. But the pension/retirement age keeps going up here in the UK. So really, by the time I retire and draw a State pension I will be 87. I have to work until I am 87 years young. Good grief. Nice picture BTW! πŸ˜‰

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  15. Bert

    You get to meet with your mates for a game of dominoes on the city wall, then go for a quiet drink at the bar before going home to dinner. … prepared by your wife. I’ve noticed this in Spain and Italy, you only see groups of men shooting the breeze. The women have to carry on doing what they’ve always done. It’s not fair, I know, but I’m glad I’m a bloke!

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  16. Here I am πŸ™‚ I love being retired! I tell everyone who isn’t they don’t know what they’re missing and they should retire just as soon as they can. They generally look at me like I’m bonkers! πŸ™‚ .

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  17. There has to be some advantage when getting old…

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  18. And you get to blog πŸ™‚

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