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HappyHeart

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  1. HappyHeart

    Modular Homes

    What do we think about modular builds? Pros and cons? Has anyone any experience? Are they much cheaper all things considered?
  2. We bought our very first caravan last year. A ten year old Jayco poptop. I'd always wanted one and finally convinced him indoors. We like off grid camping and often camp on our own block down in the Margaret River region. Are there any other PIO campers? Share your van/rig and stories here. Its a steep learning curve, we've had a few mishaps along the way but I think I could easily hit the road long term. Grey Nomads we may be...... Hope to go further afield when annual leave allows...long service leave??
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    Talking Retirement

    That's why you shouldn't leave it too late! See it all the time. Life is for living not working.
  4. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Snowys do some great videos. We bought our new water heater from them. Makes it easier setting up etc.
  5. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Will Mrs BobJ be joining?
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    What Have You Learned Today?

    Trans men can on account of they still have a uterus
  7. HappyHeart

    What Have You Learned Today?

    It wasn't obs that's why I asked lol. That's clearly untrue. Men can't lactate. Can they??
  8. HappyHeart

    What Have You Learned Today?

    What does that mean?!
  9. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Very true! We are in the position of our kids Grandparents in UK and also my Grandmother aged nearly 90. Husband spoke to Mother in Law tonight, it's her birthday. She says she misses us dreadfully and hopes to see us soon. We have our own grandchildren now, aged 4 and 18 months and if a week goes by without seeing them I feel hard done to. Makes me appreciate what we did to out parents Same will happen to us perhaps....We gave them the wings and the idea that they should chase their dreams....we might end up chasing after them? At the moment our plan is to pursue our own dreams once youngest flies the nest. Maybe they will follow us! Whatever they choose they will have our blessing.
  10. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Sounds perfect! Plenty to talk about when you reconvene ❤
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    Talking Retirement

    It's definitely beneficial to spend time apart. In all our years together my husband has worked s one sort of shift pattern. We can go days without seeing each other. The rare weekends off together are then something to be cherished and prioritise time for each other. I think you appreciate each other more that way. We can get sick of the sight of each other if together 24/7. Important to me to keep own interests but equally to have shared interests, ideologies and goals.
  12. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Thsts exactly how I feel about work. I found myself doing lots of little projects. Just to keep busy.
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    Talking Retirement

    My job involves some work from home every day and a lot of lone working with only minimal interaction with my colleagues at meetings and once a week I see a few colleagues on my 'office day'. It's the face to face client contact I missed most. I do enjoy a good chat with my colleagues once a week too. We are suxh social creatures. I get that some love WFH though. TBH it makes me so lethargic and unmotivated. I need to be out and about.
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    Talking Retirement

    That's why I thought Gemini. That's my sign too. I recognise some of what you were describing
  15. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Same as my husband but he's not typical at all. Hates change! Seems apt for you!
  16. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    I think you msy be a Gemini. You get bored easily. Always after a new challenge.
  17. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    What star sign are you @davlap
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    Talking Retirement

    I also did not enjoy WFH for 3 months this year. I thought it would be a welcome relief but it was far from it. Just shows how much social interaction we need to stay well. I was ridiculously happy on my first day back to normal. Everyone is different though. I remember asking my Dad how he would fill his days after retirement, I said he should get a hobby or he'd be bored. He thought that was hilarious. He's perfectly happy in front of the TV/laptop/snoozing or down the pub. He has started walking for the first time in his life though after a prostate cancer diagnosis last year.
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    How is Keir Starmer doing so far?

    I don't disagree
  20. That's no good! Hope you get sorted soon. Sounds like you need a procedure of some sort to fix up your kidney. I know nothing about renal problem though I have to say. Are you on blood thinners?
  21. HappyHeart

    Talking Retirement

    Love this. The key to happiness.
  22. I'll give you a bit of insight as to how it could be different. My son was having a hard time several months ago. At home he was a real angry pain in the ass, irritable. He didn't particularly want to open up but we did have a few conversations which helped short term. I put it down to being a teenager. He told a friend at school how he was feeling. Girl and relationship stuff. Hormonal 14 yr old. The friend told the school chaplain. The chaplain told me, did a DASS (depression scale) and suggested we follow up with GP. Did so. Had 4 or 5 counselling sessions. Was very useful, gave him some excellent strategies for self managing his anxiety/stress (turned out not to be depression) He's flying right now. Told me he feels better than he has in a long time. I think that's a good example of school and parents working together for wellbeing of the student and the value of good communication all round.
  23. Interesting you should say that, a friend mentioned/recommend it recently and I'd forgotten about it. Will check it out.
  24. HappyHeart

    How is Keir Starmer doing so far?

    He's a wet lettuce and lacks the courage of his own convictions... he's a puppet much in the way that Bojo the Clown is....and his eyes are too small. I don't think he has the drive necessary to implement real social change but I agree he's electable as evidenced by the recent polls if they are to be believed.
  25. A momentous day for the world with America voting decisively against hate and division. May there be a smooth transition of power and Trump bow out graciously and with humility. The first woman VP and a woman of colour. A proud day for progressives the world over. What a great day
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