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, 12 January 2015
The wonderfully ornate entrance to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London,
with the statues of Inspiration and Knowledge on either side.
Once inside you are greeted by this magnificent chandelier which many of you (especially if you have been to Seattle) will recognise as the work of Dale Chihuly.
He has designed a series of chandeliers but this one was specifically designed for this entrance in 2001. Made from blown glass and steel, it weighs 1724 kilos.