"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


Final details of my pension arrived on the doormat today. If I'm careful, I should be able to get by without having to do any more supply teaching. Yay!!! So my collection of 'big books' can be donated, all the reams of planning, resources, guidance etc (how many forests have been decimated for all that?) can be recycled and I can reclaim some space on my bookshelves. Felt pens, coloured pencils etc can all be disposed of - no, wait a minute - I can put those to good use - ideal for art therapy.
And the whistle? Alternative uses for that do not immediately spring to mind. Any suggestions?


Silverback said...

Oh Jenny, Jenny, Jenny.

You Welsh temptress, you. Any suggestion I'd give you would end with the words "and get them to whistle Dixie" and involve a colonoscopy to find the offending article.

Woohoooo on the pension. Tea and lamb chops at your place then?


Jennyta said...

Sounds good to me, Ian, except that it might be tea and nut cutlets as I don't eat meat. ;)

Daphne said...

Congratulations! I enjoy both my jobs but when I hear about people about my age retiring I think - - wow - - amazing - - and a slight twinge of envy!

Jennyta said...

Your turn will come, Daphne. ;)

Ellee Seymour said...

Lucky you, I'm afraid I have next to no pension, I gave it all up for motherhood and I don't have a head for finance. I am really worried about what will happen to me.


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