Category: Retirement

Life after retirement. Having been made redundant, life is looking good.

Retirement Voices | Add your story to this important new book

I have just completed an easy questionnaire on the subject of retirement. I found out about this project from another midlife blogger and decided to add my voice to the story. If you are a woman and you’re retired I highly recommend you join up and share your story and thoughts, it’s for a good cause and may help someone…



What day is it? Asking for a friend 🙂

What day is it? I'm in holiday mode!

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This is the most asked question in our household at the moment, and has been for the past few weeks. We generally know the ‘month’ but not what ‘day’ it is. My calendar is my best friend, reminding me of what I have planned each day. And my watch tells me the day if I remember to look at it!

I think today is Friday 😂 but feel free to correct me. 

Although I’m now into my third year of retirement, it still amazes me that holiday time hits me the way it does! It could be because we have a teenage Rotary Exchange Student living with us and we’re aware of school being on holidays (which is funny because we both worked in Education for many years) or it’s just that time of the year when everything goes into free-fall.

I must admit it’s a nice way of being and the hammock is a great place to hangout, with a spurt of exercise every few days, preferably the aqua aerobics type of activity, given the heatwave conditions we’ve been experiencing here.

Is this a common theme or is it just me?

It’s all a bit ironic given my word of the year is TIME and trying to work our how to get more of it in 2019!  Maybe I need more help than I thought 🙂

Stay in touch and enjoy those holiday feels!

Deb x


Debbie Harris

A random question for Siri

doing nothing!

Thanks Siri, I thought it was an interesting question too!

Do you ask Siri random questions too?

Have a good day whatever you decide to do.

Deb 🙂

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Taking stock of life in November – let’s chat!

Taking Stock – November 2018 Are you comfortable and ready for a catchup chat? Hello from me! Another month has flown by and we’re on the home straight heading for the end of the year, and it also just happens to be my birthday month too! As much as birthdays and Christmas are happy times, this year will have its…


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The first time you do something new is a momentous, memorable, exciting, awesome and often scary feeling.

You never forget it!

And it was all of those things (and more) – momentous, memorable, scary, exciting, awesome!  It was the day I decided to tackle the longest Zip Wire in the UK at The Eden Project in Cornwall.

For this 57 year old scared of heights thrill seeker (that sounds like I’m a bit confused doesn’t it?) – it was a moment I’ll never forget.

I'm flying

I’m flying

Shannon, over at Must Hike Must Eat, has a new series where readers can share their first time at doing something. It’s fun reading what others have done for the first time and getting their perspective.

I am thrilled to be her guest blogger today with my story about the day my adventurous spirit won over my scared of heights inner voice, as I took on my first zip wire, flying superman style over the top of the Eden Project.

It’s funny because I’m known in some circles as WonderWoman Debz and when I was flying through the air on a fast trajectory, I actually felt pretty ruddy awesome for the first time in a long while.

Taking in the view on the zip wire

Taking in the view on the zip wire

Please pop over to Must Hike Must Eat for the full story by clicking the link below and leave your thoughts.  Thanks to Shannon for having me as her guest!

I’ve closed the comments on this post so if you’d like to share your thoughts, go over to Shannon’s blog here, we’d both love to know what you think:

You Never Forget Your First Time: My First Time on a Zip Wire | Must Hike Must Eat

Have you ever done this or would you do it? It just goes to show you’re never too old to have a first time adventure, even when you’re scared of heights!

All these months later, and I’m still so proud of myself.

And I know my dad would be proud of me too 🙂


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