Well here I am, nine days into retirement ... after an amazing send off from my colleagues days one and two I was somewhat in limbo as I had emails etc to tie up, day three I felt quite lost & a bit scared, but day four I enjoyed ... and here I am now wondering how I ever managed to be out the house for 10 hours every day!!
There are so many things I have in my mind to do after working in some form for over 40 years but first on the mini 'to do' list is to get all my collection out of boxes and on view where I can enjoy it ... I have bought some lovely things over the past couple of years, been to SIMP and Miniatura and love Ebay & Etsy. The shopping will have to be seriously curtailed now but finding homes for my treasures will be exciting!!
First on the list was all the beautiful cupcakes & cakes from Kim Marshall Saulter, Paris Miniatures, After Dark Miniatures & Christine Morrison ... the little roombox was easy to put together and fits perfectly in my cabinet. Hardest thing was getting decent pictures without me & the camera showing in the mirrors :-)
As well as curtailing the spending I know that I really MUST not buy any more houses, no matter how tempted, so am planning renovations for some of the ones that no longer excite me ...
Below was a blue & white Tearoom which I was never really happy with so is going to be my 'Home to Roost' to house my dozens of rooster & chicken purchases and creations ... talking of which I have so many I'm doing a couple of Roomboxes for my special bits, started this one this week
I can feel I am going to really enjoy retirement ... although I'd suggest it is only retirement from paid work as everyone is finding me things to do !!
Thanks for looking, Jackie x