Welcome to my blog

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!



Around London


1) Watch the great river race from London to Richmond here 
2 )Listen to a case at the Old Bailey
3) Make it across to Eel Pie island  here
4) Visit Billingsgate fish market
5) Lunch at the Ivy
6) Walk amongst the graves in Highgate Cemetery http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/highgate-cemetery.html
10) Visit the Houses of Parliament
11) Listen to the angels sing in Westminster Abbey http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-2012.html
12) Explore Little Venice
13) Climb up to the whispering and viewing gallery in St Paul's here
14) Wave a flag at the last night of the Proms
15) Attend a lunchtime lecture at the National Gallery
16) Go round the Courtauld Gallery for free http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/courtauld-institute.html 
17) Listen to a lunchtime recital at St Martins in the fields
18) Lift a gold bar at the Bank of England Museumhttp://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/bank-of-england-museum.html
19) Visit Lloyds of London during Open House weekend here
20) Find the London Stone here
21) Visit the ballet http://www.60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-nutcracker.html
22) Hire a Boris bike
23) Cheer on Andy Murray at Queens
24) Visit 5 museums I've never visited before
The Hunterian http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/hunterian-museum.html
The Household cavalry http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/london-museums.html
The Bank of England http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/bank-of-england-museum.
The Foundling Museum http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/foundling-museum.html
Charles Dickens
 


27) Watch the firework display on New year's Eve at Southbank  here
28) Attend a service at Westminster Abbey
29) Research above all the Underground stations