Follow the life of a recently retired teacher. The bucket lists have been written. How much can be achieved in the next 10 years - from the mundane (baking an edible cake) to the ridiculous (kayaking through the rain forest).
This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!
Monday, 29 December 2014
After Christmas I travelled 250 miles North to visit Mum in the nursing home. I am not in my usual hotel but am staying in one close to Manchester United's Football ground. Last night there was still a little daylight left when I arrived back at the hotel so I went for a walk in the freezing but also refreshing temperature after being in Mum's very warm nursing home all day.
The hotel is very close to the Manchester Ship Canal and Salford Quays.
Salford Quays is now home to Media City. Covering a large area on what was once the Port of Manchester, Media City is occupied by the BBC and ITV and the University of Salford.
The light was fading as I walked around but it created some excellent reflections.
Easy to get here from the centre of Manchester on the frequent trams.
Close up of the bridge I need to cross to take me back to the hotel.