Category Archives: Retirement

The Future And What It Holds.

Last Thursday was my youngest son’s 19th birthday and as he was painting Cork red, I thought I would celebrate it by going to Dublin, to a book launch in Hodges and Figgis’s commendable book store on Dawson Street.  The book Dark Times, Decent Men by Neil Richardson is the story of all the Irish men and women who served… (more…)

Empty Nesters.

After nearly 40 years of marriage, 39 years and six months to be precise, the last bird has flown the nest.  They have been flying the nest gradually for the last 22 years and I have never given it much of a thought as each one took wing, but the last is a time for circumspection, to look around the… (more…)

Time Flies

Doesn’t time fly?  It only seems a couple of weeks ago when I was 40 and running around Manchester, at the height of my powers, worried about nothing and scared of no-one.  Happily married with at that time four children and starting to realize that there was still a long way to go in life.  As I said that seems… (more…)