Afew words about myself. One moment I’m in my twenties, minding my own business, having fun, getting married, starting a family and all the normal trials and tribulations of life that most of us go through. Next thing I know, thirty-odd years have passed me by and I’m 64, hair falling out, knackered, and consuming far too many prescription tablets, inhalers and all sorts of paraphernalia. More frequent hospital visits seem to be par for the course these days.
I’ve recently retired, not because I wanted to, but because I wasn’t well enough to carry on with the job I was doing, which was labour intensive in a major car plant. They have looked after me though, and so it is that I now embark on a new direction with my life. To be honest, I’m looking forward to the journey and one of the things I want to do is start this blog. I’m ‘tech savvy’ as they say, so together with my limited artistic skills, I’m sure I can put something together that will be of interest to others.
I enjoy being creative, playing my guitar, drawing, painting both traditional water colour and modern digital art, particularly portraits. My watercolour skills are not so good as my pencil ones, and I have to admit that I find nothing better than sitting down for half an hour and sketching away with a pencil, then reaching out for my guitar and having a ‘woodshedding’ moment. I love music too, all sorts, but my favourite will always be ‘The Blues’. I enjoy watching sport, although I was never very good at participating I still enjoy watching football and all the other major events, rugby world cup, Olympics …….
dunelightNovember 17, 2018
Oh my, I just went through over half your Vlogs. Yes! Cows are aDORable! Sheep drive me insane although they are cute (and tasty ) as lambs.
Your front gardens…make my heart swell…the green, the daffodils, that amazing bird song…I can understand why you moved. I need my great Lakes, my inland seas, beaches, kayaks, sail boats etc but I love my garden. I love birdsong, green grass, bright yellow…so nice.
Rhubarb makes the world go round. We leave on a seasonally busy road (We are so close to the beach you hear the waves.) and last year I started setting out rhubarb starts, there where the cars pass and spray salt in the winter and exhaust in the summer. I have been feeding the rhubarb with cow manure and soil. Here’s hoping next spring the rhubarb feeds us! We are quite addicted to a rhubarb sour cream pie that gives you reason to get out of bed in the morning.
I do enjoy your V logs.
adminNovember 18, 2018
Thank you so much, dunelight I’m really pleased you like them and have taken the time to say so. Hopefully, I’ll make some more soon.
Mystic DeeJanuary 29, 2019
Live begins again at 60.
adminJanuary 29, 2019
It certainly does ????
johnsonann1939June 26, 2019
Yes, where did the time go…maybe it is trapped somewhere within us waiting for the right moment to fly out and scream “boo” When the calendar flipped over and over I found myself “retired”. I love it, I fill my days with poetry, short-stories, novella’s and daily journaling. I paint in watercolors and acrylics. You are on the right track, luck with all your endeavors, and just “live”. E.
adminJune 26, 2019
Thank you, Ann and you’re right, just live, but appreciate all that we have. 🙂
ThewayfarerJuly 27, 2019
Heya..! I hope you are doing great, and everything is going amazing on your end… Today I wanted to take sometime and – THANK YOU…! For visiting my blog and engaging on my posts ( http://www.theinspirationalbeing.com – Diary that Speaks)….!
I know I don’t engage more on your posts, but I do acknowledge your presence on my blog..! It was a good read about you…! and also I would love to know what topics you love to read on my blog, so I can share it more frequently..!
I hope your time is utilized at the best, on my blog..! Have a great day ahead..!
Abdul Gani Punjabi
adminJuly 27, 2019
Hi, you’re welcome. I don’t really go into what I read or like. If I see something and like it, that’s it.
InnerdialectsDecember 14, 2019
You sound absolutely creative and full of life. Glad you’re using it all and how! Stay blest. And hey, would love to see your paintings too
adminDecember 14, 2019
Thank you, that’s very kind of you. I did put a post of sketches I have done in a post on here called My Many Faces. Thank you again for your kind words.
jazzyoutooDecember 21, 2019
Almost a decade ahead from you, still working eagerly waiting for retirement, the days when monotony invades life with music, movies, long strolls, occasional jazz gigs and time lots of free time to go places!
adminDecember 21, 2019
Retirement will soon come and then you can hopefully do all the things you want to do as and when you please. 🙂
f0509cDecember 31, 2019
Hi Trev Jones, I hope I am on good address. Years ago I had follower on my blog **My Freddie Mercury** with name Trev Jones. Later we lost our connection. My name is Camilla and maybe you remember me. I hope you are this Trev Jones, what I looking for. If you are person, who knew me, please contact me. In Reader you find both my blogs about Freddie. One is My Freddie Mercury and second My Freddie Mercury is still alive. Camilla Somos
adminDecember 31, 2019
I don’t recall following you, but I don’t remember everything. ????
f0509cDecember 31, 2019
Sorry to bother you. Trev Jones what I think was from Australia and had teenage daughter this time.
Sorry again… Camilla
adminJanuary 1, 2020
No problem, it wasn’t any bother
Pablo SkármetaJanuary 2, 2020
Happy New Year, sir.
David OakleyApril 2, 2020
For some reason, I find I have time on my hands just now and checked up on a couple of stories I published in Storgy. No one has left any comments, but you ticked ‘like’ for both. Just wanted to thank you, really.
Changing direction on retiring is fun, but also tricky. I am still struggling – maths to literacy is a dicey business at my age.
Congratulations on what you have achieved.
TrevApril 2, 2020
Thank you, David. I do try and leave comments on most things I like, so I must have been interrupted. ????
RoserApril 10, 2020
I really liked your sense of humor in the posts I’ve read. Keep it up! 🙂
SarahJune 10, 2020
ganz einfach….. liebe Grüße zu Dir.
Prabhjot SethJuly 22, 2020
lovely expression and would love to hear that you are such a lively and enthusiastic person who is still living his passions to the fullest. Stay blessed and keep enlightening.
TrevJuly 22, 2020
Thank you, Prabhjot. ????
JohnSeptember 20, 2020
Thanks for following my photo blog! I’ll be 60 in less than three months. Oh boy.
elspethcNovember 15, 2020
after the next thirty years – and I hope you get them – it sounds like you will have a whole new set of creative hobbies to look back on, just living. Who knows?
TrevNovember 15, 2020
Thank you, Elspeth. I certainly hope so. 🙂
loveyshotashDecember 9, 2020
I love your About Me. It’s quite honest and authentic. Thank you for liking some of my posts. I will continue to read yours and show support back 🙂
TrevDecember 9, 2020
Thank you very much, your kind words are very appreciated 🙂
Giannis PitJanuary 19, 2021
Sending my best regads to you from Athens Greece. I met yout interesting profile in a Greek friend’s blog and i see that we are walking on several similar paths.
Age, art, hobbies and thoughts.Go on possitive.
TrevJanuary 19, 2021
Thank you, Giannis, I appreciate your very kind words. 🙂
ShivangiMay 13, 2021
It has been great to explore your blog. It is so genuine! Thanks for your posts.
TrevMay 13, 2021
Thank you, Shivangi, you are too kind. ????
donmatthewspoetryJuly 26, 2021
‘m glad you like the blues. So do I
北方榆 (Northern Elm)December 12, 2021
i am looking forward to my retirement, yours is an inspiration to me.
TrevDecember 13, 2021
Thank you ????
Titik AsaMarch 31, 2023
Halo… Salam kenal…
Usia anda 65 tahun dan sudah pensiun?
Saya juga pensiun, usia saya tak jauh berbeda, 59 tahun
Salam kenal dan salam jumpa di blog.
Salam hangat dari saya di West Java, Indonesia
marlandphotosMarch 31, 2023
I ran into your blog when trying to like a post, and instead hitting your post, because you had liked it! I think I might like your posts! I am a 74 year old “semi-retired” male, who likes, photography, woodcarving, and way too many other hobbies, including travel. Take care.
TrevMarch 31, 2023
Thank you and I hope you continue to enjoy my blog. 😊