Travelling takes on a whole new meaning after you retire. We have now been semi-retired for about five years. Semi because we still like to work and we want to travel, which unfortunately always costs more than you expect! We are so lucky now as our vacations are no longer constrained by leave entitlements and all of the everyday issues like school terms and mortgage payments. I know some adventurous people ignore these constraints, living unconventional lives and travelling around when and if the mood takes them. Unfortunately, for most of us, this freedom doesn’t come until later in life. … Continue reading Let’s get started…again!
Wow – it’s already September – where does the time go? Well for me it’s been filled with lots of trips, both mini and long haul and I must admit life is pretty good. After working for over 40 years … Continue reading Striking a balance…make sure you’re ready to pick up and go!
Travel is right up there on most people’s ‘To Do’ and ‘Bucket’ Lists, but the types of travel you like and enjoy are very different beasts. For some people, the camping, glamping or caravaning style is just their thing – … Continue reading Travel tips – savings that don’t spoil the experience.
Let’s start with first steps, crawling really. A quick trip to Bali, only 1 ½ hours away. We had travelled there many times before, sometimes by ourselves, staying in lovely western styled resorts and several times with our kids for … Continue reading Small steps, stops along the way.
The biggest change in my life – or so I thought, was contemplating slowing down. Selling our business was a reaction to the changing economic landscape not a planned exist strategy – serendipity, we knew it wasn’t getting better and … Continue reading Update!
Customer Service has been a buzz word in retail for years – manufacturers, retailers, consumer groups and academics have sought to measure it, survey it, report it and improve it. Whole industries have grown up around improving and measuring ‘customer … Continue reading The personal touch – a personal opinion.
Every time we fly the Flight Attendants remind us that unless we look after ourselves first, we won’t be unable to help anyone else – “Adjust your mask first before attempting to help others”. What a great life lesson…. if … Continue reading Adjust your own mask first.