Busy! I Have Been Non-Stop

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.

Web Editor

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.

Treading Boards

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.

Musically Challenged

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!

Social Media

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.’

Head Gear

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.

Merry Christmas

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.

Final Word

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!

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68 Comments
  • SueW
    December 8, 2023

    My goodness, what a busy and fulfilling life you have. Well done for building a perfect retirement for yourselves. Iโ€™m sure many would envy you.

    I stopped looking at Facebook because it was ridiculously boring. I occasionally look at Instagram because the family post there, but I no longer post anything anything. I came to the conclusion that if I find the posts boring, then it stands to reason that mine would be equally so. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Sue. It is great being busy, but my body keeps saying, โ€˜Hey, slow down!!โ€™ Youโ€™re right about FB being boring, but I doubt anything you could post would be classed as boring. ๐Ÿ˜Š

      • SueW
        December 10, 2023

        Thatโ€™s very kind of you, Trev. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • almerighi
    December 8, 2023

    greetings!

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • derrickjknight
    December 8, 2023

    Keep it all up, Trev. I only use Facebook to alert non-WP people to a post

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      I think thatโ€™s the best way to use FB. Thank you, Derrick. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • orededrum
    December 8, 2023

    ๐Ÿ’™

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • luisa zambrotta
    December 8, 2023

    Wish I could see you and Debbie perform at the pub on New Year’s Eve and at the next village concert โฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธโฃ๏ธ

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Luisa. One day we will hopefully get a video of an evening of us playing and singing. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Peter's pondering
    December 8, 2023

    You have it absolutely right in describing Farcebook Trev. I keep it going for the local area information but often despair at the stupidity and/or shallowness of contributors. Happy Christmas to you and Debbie. See you in the New Year.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Peter and happy Christmas to you and your family. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • kidtrish
    December 8, 2023

    I have cut back on most social media, too many posers with fake lives, lies. It took up too much of my good mental health days, lol. I love that you are keeping busy. I am not of retirement yet, but I do try to be as active in outside interests as possible: hockey, the gym, friends, adventures. I alway enjoy reading your blog.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Trish. Sounds like you are busy with the gym and adventures. Thank you for your kind words too about my blog. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • boromax
    December 8, 2023

    Good on ya, Trevor. Keep all the parts moving as much as possible. Your musical contributions to the community, especially! ~Ed.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Ed. Very kind of you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Yetismith
    December 8, 2023

    Goodness! You must meet yourself coming and going! How wonderful to be in such demand. Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Carolyn. It is wonderful, but my body keeps shouting at me!!! Merry Christmas to you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • John W. Howell
    December 8, 2023

    You certainly are busy. It sounds like it is all rewarding stuff though. I stopped looking at Facebook. There is just too much crazy stuff on there for me. The Twitter Trending section is equally too much as well. Thanks for the Christmas message and wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, John. I havenโ€™t been on Twitter in such a long time or X as itโ€™s now called. Merry Christmas to you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • John
    December 8, 2023

    Honestly, I wish you would post more often, Trev, you always have interesting things to say. I will be 63 this month and retired in 2016. Boredom does set in occasionally but blogging and photography help as does riding the eBike. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, John. I do fancy an e-bike, maybe next year I might get myself one. Thanks again. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • marlandphotos
    December 8, 2023

    Thanks for the, “heartfelt seasonal wishes to you and your family and friends!” Wishing you and your family the same!

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    December 8, 2023

    How wonderful that you keep busy in such amazing ways! Wishing you success with all the Christmas events planned ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you, Rosaliene ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Anonymous
    December 8, 2023

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Anonymous
    December 8, 2023

    I did enjoy your post! I am also old and like blogging, though maybe mine is more of a photo blog, since at times I only give my post a title and no comments!?! I guess for those I am assuming the photo will speak for itself needing not explanation.

    • Trev
      December 8, 2023

      Every picture tells a story. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Herb
    December 8, 2023

    You sound busier than a squirrel in a nut factory. Happy season to you, as well!

    • Trev
      December 9, 2023

      Lol, great description!! Thank you, Herb. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • markbierman
    December 9, 2023

    I’ve heard more than a few retirees say they are busier now than before. Glad to hear you’re one of them. Keep on!

    • Trev
      December 9, 2023

      Thank you, Mark, your words are very much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • 6qsite
    December 10, 2023

    Merry Christmas too! ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿผ๐ŸŽ„

    • Trev
      December 10, 2023

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    December 11, 2023

    Happy Holidays, Trev! It is a good thing to be busy, and involved in your community! <3

    • Trev
      December 11, 2023

      Thank you, Cheryl. Yes, itโ€™s so nice to be involved and feel part of a thriving community. Merry Christmas ๐Ÿคถ ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • surrealartpsychonaut
    December 11, 2023

    It sounds like a fun place to live.

    • Trev
      December 11, 2023

      It certainly is. Thank you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Diane Neas
    December 11, 2023

    Sounds absolutely idyllic.

    • Trev
      December 12, 2023

      Thank you, Diane and it is idyllic, except when I am too busy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cindy Georgakas
    December 12, 2023

    Delightful poest Trev and happy you’re thriving and have a lot to celebrateโฃ๏ธ

    • Trev
      December 12, 2023

      Thank you, Cindy. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Cecilia Mary Gunther
    December 12, 2023

    Treading the Boards! Oh I would love to see that! Your community sounds lovely. Lovely and busy.

    • Trev
      December 12, 2023

      Thank you, Cecilia. Iโ€™m sure there will be a DVD of the event somewhere in the future. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Anonymous
    December 12, 2023

    Being busy is more fun than sitting and watching the grass grew.

  • Jim Flanigan
    December 20, 2023

    The world works because of active retired folks like you. I hope to join you soon.

    • Trev
      December 20, 2023

      You can’t beat it, Jim, retirement, although I never expected to be this busy. Thank you and a Merry Christmas to you and your family. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Pied Type
    December 23, 2023

    You sure don’t sound retired! Pace yourself. And have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.

    • Trev
      December 23, 2023

      Thank you, Susan. My body keeps telling me to slow down which I quickly obey these days. Have a great Christmas too and best wishes for 2024. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pk ๐ŸŒŽ
    December 24, 2023

    Nice post โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ’šโค๏ธ

    Wish merry good night and Christmas.

    I hope we continue sharing likes and comments and thus WE GROW TOGETHER. ๐Ÿ™

    A CORDIAL GREETINGS ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ BLESSINGS ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿต๏ธ ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ

  • cbholganza
    December 24, 2023

    Me too! I thought thereโ€™d be little to do when i retired. Was I wrong! Thereโ€™s so much more Iโ€™m working on now than I had before I retired. But it turns out that all these really depend on you; whether you choose to be sedentary, or you choose to have fun, or you choose to be challenged. You determine your own path.

    • Trev
      December 24, 2023

      Thank you. Yes, I agree itโ€™s down to me and I am pleased I chose to be challenged, I just wish my body would agree. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • almerighi
    December 27, 2023

    Happy new year!

    • Trev
      December 27, 2023

      Thank you and a happy new year to you. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Ordinary Person
    December 29, 2023

    Nothing like keeping busy tbh. It’s especially rewarding when you’re doing something interesting and challenging. Something that makes an impact.

    • Trev
      December 29, 2023

      I agree with you, I just wish my body would. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Gerry C.
    December 31, 2023

    Happy New Year Trevor! All the best for 2024.

    • Trev
      December 31, 2023

      Thank you, Gerry and you ๐Ÿ˜Š

    • Trev
      January 1, 2024

      Thank you, Gerry and a Happy New Year to you too. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • wrookieschu
    January 9, 2024

    The village editor, that sounds amazing.

    • Trev
      January 9, 2024

      Thank you and it is. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • YBP
    March 14, 2024

    Wow Trev! Iโ€™m loving your adventures. So happy for you my friend! Shouting out Bravo to you! – Yeka ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Trev
      March 14, 2024

      Thank you, Yeka. I have been having some technical problems with the blog lately, but I’m pleased to say everything is back in order now. Thank you for your very kind words. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • YBP
        March 14, 2024

        Yay that means even more lovely adventures for you! Do take care always. โค๏ธ

        • Trev
          March 14, 2024

          Thank you, again. ๐Ÿ™‚