Rufus here again on Day 3 of the big retirement.
Can’t believe that I didn’t have time to update the blog yesterday. Maybe it’s true what they say about being busy in retirement!
Wednesday I took Anne for lunch and we had a really nice meal at Alfrescos. Anne chose a pasta dish with clams and mussels. It looked really nice but I’m a bit less adventurous so ordered good old spag bol. Very tasty too. Then we dodged the showers and had a quick stroll around The Lanes – that was Anne’s choice, not mine.
Strangely it’s already becoming hard to remember what day it is without all the routine of work (thank goodness). But yesterday was Thursday and we had a little trip to Eastbourne. Haven’t been there in a while and we managed to get a stroll along the front between torrential rain showers. Stopped off for a coffee at a little place on the beach. It was very nice to just saunter around without having to worry about rushing back or thinking about going back to work the next day!
We got back from Eastbourne around 4pm, trying to miss the rush hour traffic but Brighton is always quite busy so we did get held up somewhat. I quite meant to update the blog after dinner but all that fresh air and strolling wore me out! So we had a glass of wine and watched some rubbish on the telly.
So I’m still enjoying my retirement so far. Today we have to do food shopping and I’ve been roped in as trolley pusher, though Anne always says it’s cheaper not to take me. Somehow I get attracted to the “unhealthy” aisles and things jump into the trolley. But perhaps we’ll stop off for a coffee at the supermarket cafe to make it a bit less onerous.