I can’t believe how busy I have been these past couple of weeks. I originally came to Wales to put my feet up and generally retire, doing whatever took my fancy. Well, no flippin’ chance!! I’m not complaining, it truly is one of the best things we have ever done, to move here to the seemingly peace and quiet, but boy, so busy.
I have said before that I run the village website and the busiest pages on there are the events posts. What’s happening and what has happened! I know now what it’s like being an editor of a busy daily newspaper! So many things going on all of the time. It’s good that a small village like ours is keeping busy with so many people taking part.
I’ve managed to land myself a part in the local concert which is happening next February and together with my wife we are either learning lines, songs, dance moves or all of them. I’m closer to 70 than I would like to be, will I ever manage to keep up with all of this? Yes, of course I/we will.
Meanwhile, both of us are working hard to help provide the music for New Year’s Eve celebrations at the local pub. All good fun, well, most of it is, there’s always someone that doesn’t like your choice of songs or they want something weird playing that no one else has ever heard of!
In a quiet moment this week, it must have been about 3:00 am in the morning because I can’t think when else I had a quiet moment. I spent time checking on my social media, Facebook to be precise. My oh my, it doesn’t get any better on there does it? It tickles me how there will be a headline on someones post like ‘I saw a big fire today at the supermarket.’ The replies will range from ‘Wow, I always shopped there, before we moved away 25 years ago!’ or ‘My Nan used to live around the corner from there before she went into sheltered housing in 1996.’
Moving forward, I have lines to learn for the forthcoming village concert, guitar songs to learn, a website to update and this blog to maintain. In all honesty, if I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t be doing it. I do ache though and things won’t move as easily as they used to. As a sidenote, I have treated myself to a new cap. I love it and it will be a permanent fixture in the future.
Apologies if you have read this far and realised I’m waffling, but thank you too for your support. It’s always very much appreciated. I’m not sure if I will write another blog before Christmas so please accept my heartfelt seasonal wishes to you and your family and friends. Thank you and hopefully see you in 2024.
I always like to include a useful link at the end of my posts, but I couldn’t think of one this time. Anyway, I thought I would show this – ‘How To Keep Busy When You Retire.‘ I could have written this myself!