I grew up in a dairy farm at Mount Pleasant near Dayboro some 50 km from Brisbane. At age 16 I joined the Queensland Police Force as a Cadet. I spent the next 37 years as a police officer. I rose to the rank of Detective Inspector with 25 years in the Criminal investigation Branch. […]
Every week since the day we were married (over 60 years ago) my husband has come home and handed me his pay packet. He then waits patiently to be given back his train fare for the week. Every week I would offer him money to put back in his wallet to which he would always […]
You’re approaching that time in your life when you start thinking about what’s next. The kids have gone, the grandkids are here, or on their way, and you’ve got plans! Whether you’re downsizing, reviewing your finances, renewing your passport, or tackling those things you’ve put off for years like doing up that old Ford....there is plenty to do. So share with us the tips, the traps, and the experiences that you’ve gained along the way that will help you plan for your retirement.
Well you’re easing your way into retirement, maybe working part time, enjoying more time to relax or being run off your feet by all the things you want to do! So how are you going? What have you learnt? How are you managing your time and money? Tell us how you shop for a bargain, plan a holiday, or share your tips on how to handle those little DIY projects around the house.
Now that you’re settling into retirement, perhaps you can look back and share your experience so far. We’d love to know how you stay fit, keep active and spend your time. Share your tips on gardening, like how to grow veggies in a tub, preventing a paint brush from drying out between coats, the best days to book a flight, how to get involved as a volunteer, or simply a handy hint that makes life in retirement a little more fun!