My husband and I are really enjoying our retirement always busy and so much we want to do and achieve. When I say this friends ask me "what exactly do you do?". When put on the spot it is hard to think of all the things which keep us so engaged. So I am going to share my diary for 7 days to provide some insight but also to remind me of what I actually do with my time......
So starting with last
Saturday 18th March
We wake up roughly the same time every day at around 6am. All the conditioning from years of working and getting up early are hard to shake off. However we are morning people and tend to pack a lot of energy into the morning.
We tend to talk for about half an hour and then my husband brings up a cup of tea for both of us and toast for himself - I don't eat breakfast! I know people say you should and most important meal of the day but I really don't need it.
For the next hour and a half to 2 hours we read the newspapers on line, mainly Telegraph, Mail, Guardian, Independent and Express. We have a keen interest in politics and so read many of the headlines and articles of dominating the press - we share our thoughts and opinions and basically put the world to rights....
At the same time we watch SkyNews. This is our preferred station but flick over to BBC occasionally.
I also check out twitter and Facebook.
At 9am I am down to our gym and workout on the cross trainer for an hour before returning to get changed as we are meeting my son's in laws for lunch
11am we drive to Edgeware and catch the tube to Angel where we go to a delightful Italian for lunch at 12.30.
3pm we make our way the short distance to the KingsHead Theatre Pub to see an abridged version of Madame Butterfly. The Opera was excellent. There is so much talent in the world. The experience was also very different with an intimate room which reminded us of the small theatre in Trafalgar Studios.Fascinating being so close to the singers.
Around 6pm we say our goodbyes and make the journey home arriving back around 7.30pm then time for relaxing watching TV and then bed around 10pm - exhausted!