It wasn’t as difficult as I first thought it would be. Of course, it wasn’t without the degree of scepticism from the “less impressed off-spring”! However, with the help and encouragement of Charlotte, and Luke at work, I seem to have been able to set myself up – although the absolute proof will be when somebody actually reads something!
Why the Blog?
Well, if you have ever seen the Film White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye – there is a part when they are singing a song about their old Army General, who they have stumbled across running a ski resort – where there is no snow. Recipe for disaster I would say! Anyway the song basically goes “What Do You Do With A General When He Stops Being A General?”. I have been asked a similar question by colleagues many times over the last few weeks – “what are you going to do when you retire?” Whilst it is important for me to maintain active both physically and mentally, I didn’t consider these questions when making the decision to retire from where I currently work. What I did know is that it was going to be impossible for me to maintain the level of physical and mental activity that was required to be able to fulfil the requirements of the role that I had. Once i accepted that then retiring was an easy decision. Staying there because i “didn’t know what else to do” was NOT an option. Besides, as the clock keeps ticking ever quicker – it was time to stop “hedging my bets”. I have lost to many friends and family along the way to ever believe we all have the right to a long-life.
Anyway, I digress. I enjoy writing – I am find it therapeutic. And with so many stories to tell about life in a Local Water Company or about the Community Of Bedminster Down. (Or indeed what a 65-year-old Retired Utility Worker is going to be doing over the coming years) I decided to give it a go – this Blogging” thing.
Expect the writings to be random – and of course, I am always grateful for feedback.
2 thoughts on “So here goes – I have entered the world of blogging!”
Finally! I am excited to read about all your stories and your adventures!
Great read. I was an apprentice mechanical fitter actually at east yelland and did the same year learning the tools at the training college would have been 64/65 ish can’t remember exactly. I lived in Barnstaple not far from the junction railway station and could walk to the tech from home. I remember the name metcalfe the big chief in the power station.