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) Take the Duck tour
2) Watch the great river race from London to Richmond here 
3 )Listen to a case at the Old Bailey
4) Make it across to Eel Pie island  here
5) Visit Billingsgate fish market
6) Hear the campaigners at Speakers corner
7) Lunch at the Ivy
8) Walk amongst the graves in Highgate Cemetery http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/highgate-cemetery.html
12) Be escorted around the Houses of Parliament by an MP
13) Listen to the angels sing in Westminster Abbey http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/christmas-2012.html
14) Explore Little Venice
15) Climb up to the whispering and viewing gallery in St Paul's here
16) Wave a flag at the last night of the Proms
17) Attend a lunchtime lecture at the National Gallery
18) Go round the Courtauld Gallery for free http://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/courtauld-institute.html 
19) Listen to a lunchtime recital at St Martins in the fields
20) Lift a gold bar at the Bank of England Museumhttp://60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/bank-of-england-museum.html
21) Visit Lloyds of London during Open House weekend here
22) Find the London Stone here
23) Visit the ballet http://www.60andthenext10.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-nutcracker.html
24) Hire a Boris bike
25) Cheer on Andy Murray at Queens
26) 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 Cathedral
29) Research above all the Underground stations